For Daniel Morgan, 1736-1802. Born N.J. Moved to Va. Pontiac's War and Dunmore's expedition to Pa., 1774. Attack on Quebec, 1775. Colonel in command of Va. corps of 500 sharpshooters at Saratoga, Oct. 1777. A master of military art. As Brig. Gen. . . . — — Map (db m136867) HM
General George W. Morgan's 9,000 USA force, cut off from supplies at Cumberland Gap, retreated 200 mi. in 16 days to Greenup on Ohio River. Camped here Sept. 24-25, 1862.
Gen. John H. Morgan's CSA men, on tragic last raid into Kentucky, after two . . . — — Map (db m136969) HM
Founding of Morgan County
Edmund Wells (1777-1846) settled here (then Floyd Co.) about 1814, operating a mill, ferry, and tavern. First meeting of Morgan County Court held at his home March 10, 1823, as directed by Ky. legislature. He . . . — — Map (db m136972) HM
The first important engagement in eastern Kentucky occurred here on Oct. 23, 1861. USA forces led by Brig. Gen. Wm. Nelson surprised enemy under Capt. Andrew J. May. Civilian secessionists were captured and jailed Unionists released. Confederate . . . — — Map (db m136703) HM