Morgan’s Raid of Confederate Soldiers through Southern Indiana
During the Civil War, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan led a raid through southern Indiana July 8-13, 1863. He and his troops crossed the Ohio River at Brandenburg, Kentucky on two commandeered steamboats with over 2,000 cavalrymen and entered Indiana near Mauckport.
Following the battle at Corydon, they traveled north to Salem. Morgan’s soldiers then traveled east and reached Vienna on July 10; they burned railroad bridges and depots and tapped telegraph lines. The eventually stopped in Lexington, Indiana where John Hunt Morgan had relatives. After a good night’s rest, Morgan’s troops continued moving northeast with interactions with towns including Vernon, Dupont and Versailles.
Morgan’s soldier’s left Indiana at Harrison (now West Harrison) and were later captured in eastern Ohio.
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