Hemlock (HM2L74)

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N 39° 35.479', W 82° 8.85'

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Losses and Recovery at the Sanders Farm

— John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —

Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and about 600 Confederates rode into Hemlock, on July 22, 1863, coming from Snow Creek to the southwest. The raiders stopped at the Benjamin Sanders Farm for food and to water their horses. The farmhouse, which was razed in 2003, stood to the left across the road.

A family story tells that one of Morgan's cavalrymen asked for a blanket to cover his horse's saddle sores. Susannah Sanders, who had three sons serving in the Union army and hoped that a southern woman might help her sons if they were in need, kindly offered the young trooper her best quilt. As they departed, Morgan's men took the family horses. Benjamin Sanders followed the Confederates to their surrender site a week later and recovered his-horses.

Morgan and his raiders continued east, emptying kitchens and stables along the way. They arrived in Millertown just west of present-day Corning and, looting stores and "confiscating" whiskey, rested there until about 5 pm. The pursuing Union forces under Brigadier General James M. Shackelford arrived later that evening and spent the night (Marker Number 35.)
HM NumberHM2L74
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Date Added Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 401467 N 4383027
Decimal Degrees39.59131667, -82.14750000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 35.479', W 82° 8.85'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 35' 28.74" N, 82° 8' 51" W
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