Creola (HM2KI1)

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N 39° 18.913', W 82° 27.877'

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A Desperate Horse Race

— John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —

To avoid the Union troops reported to be guarding McArthur,
Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan led his depleted
force around McArthur and headed north toward Creola. In the early
morning hours of July 22, the raiders made camp around Creola.
The general stayed at the Cornelius Karns House (since demolished),
and Mrs. Karns cooked food for the men in a huge iron kettle in the yard.

The local populace in the path of Morgan and his raiders invariably
attempted to hide their horses. The Confederates had an urgent need
for fresh mounts and hoped to deprive their Union pursuers as well.
Following a much-needed rest, Morgan and his troops, who were now
in a desperate horse race ahead of the Union, departed at daybreak.
The precise direction of that contest would become clear with time. (Marker Number 33.)
HM NumberHM2KI1
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 7th, 2019 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 373738 N 4352780
Decimal Degrees39.31521667, -82.46461667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 18.913', W 82° 27.877'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 18' 54.78" N, 82° 27' 52.62" W
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