Morgan's Raid, July 1863 Historical

Morgan's Raid, July 1863 Historical (HM1VMR)

Location: Underwood, IN 47177 Scott County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 38.932', W 85° 46.257'

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Side ADuring the Civil War, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan (1825~1864) led a raid through southern Indiana July 8-13, 1863. Crossed Ohio River at Brandenburg, Kentucky on two commandeered steamboats with over 2,000 cavalrymen and entered Indiana near Mauckport. Following a battle at Corydon, they traveled north to Salem.Side B

Morgan's soldiers then traveled east and reached Vienna July 10; they burned railroad bridge and depot and tapped telegraph line. Spent night in Lexington. Moving northeast, they interacted with towns including Vernon, Dupont, and Versailles. Left Indiana at Harrison (now West Harrison). Morgan and part of force were captured in eastern Ohio.
Year Placed2002
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Preservation Alliance, Inc., and Scoutt County Community Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, November 12th, 2016 at 9:03am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 606951 N 4278528
Decimal Degrees38.64886667, -85.77095000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 38.932', W 85° 46.257'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 38' 55.92" N, 85° 46' 15.42" W
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Area Code(s)812
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 179-199 IN-356, Underwood IN 47177, US
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