Raider's Steal the Priest's Horses Historical

Raider's Steal the Priest's Horses Historical (HM1W0K)

Location: Guilford, IN 47022 Dearborn County
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N 39° 14.048', W 84° 59.945'

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John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail

General Morgan and his raiders struck New Alsace on Monday, July 13, 1863. Here at St. Paul Church, Father Roman Weinzapfel was celebrating Mass at 8:30 a.m. when the Raiders stole his horses. Today, the church appears much as it did in 1863. Across the street are two building which were taverns at the time of Morgan's Great Raid.

The Blettner Tavern (now Klump's) was used as Morgan's headquarters, and the Gephard Tavern (now the first house east of Klump's) was where Morgan slept for four hours. In 1863 there were 14 taverns in New Alsace to accommodate the many travelers on this major route from Cincinnati.

Approximately 1,000 feet west of the church is the site of the Yaeger store, which was ransacked by the the Raiders. The widowed Margaretha Yaeger had lost her only son at Vicksburg, Mississippi, in April 1863.

Pursuing Union horsemen entered New Alsace two hours after Morgan's rearguard had departed.
HM NumberHM1W0K
Placed ByHistoric Hoosier Hills RC&D
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Date Added Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 672697 N 4344666
Decimal Degrees39.23413333, -84.99908333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 14.048', W 84° 59.945'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 14' 2.88" N, 84° 59' 56.7" W
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Area Code(s)812
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9764-9770 N Dearborn Rd, Guilford IN 47022, US
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