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West Harrison, Indiana Historical Markers

 
Canal Junction Marker (Back) image, Touch for more information
By Duane Hall, May 20, 2013
Canal Junction Marker (Back)
Indiana (Dearborn County), West Harrison — 15.1999.1 — Canal Junction
(Front Side) The Whitewater Canal and the Cincinnati and Whitewater Canal joined in Harrison to provide better access to Cincinnati markets and Ohio River. Indiana Internal Improvement Act 1836 authorized Whitewater Canal; completed from . . . — Map (db m66869) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), West Harrison — 24 — Morgan's Great Raid Six Days of Terror John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
July 8, 1863. Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and 2,000 cavalrymen crossed the Ohio River into Indiana. They were transported from Brandenburg, Kentucky, on two captured steamboats. For six days, the Raiders rode through Southern . . . — Map (db m66873) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), West Harrison — 23 — Morgan's Raiders Enter Ohio and Burn the Bridge Behind Them John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
During the afternoon of July 13, 1863, General John Hunt Morgan crossed the Whitewater River a few hundred yards north of this point. His exhausted men were strung out behind him, but managed to burn the wooden bridge once the straggling ranks were . . . — Map (db m66875) HM
Indiana (Dearborn County), West Harrison — When the Civil War Came to Indiana John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
By July 1863, the American Civil War had entered its third brutal summer. In the East, Confederate forces commanded by Robert E. Lee successfully turned back repeated Union attempts to capture the Southern capital at Richmond. General Lee even . . . — Map (db m66872) HM

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