Salem Suffers

Salem Suffers (HMVI4)

Location: Salem, IN 47167 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 36.325', W 86° 6.038'

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— Morgan's Raid —

On July 10, 1863 at his headquarters on the southeast side of courthouse square, General Morgan watched the indiscriminate looting of Salem.

Hardest hit was Berkey's Store on the northwest corner of the square. At Berkey's more than $1,000 worth of merchandise was taken, including "souvenirs", i.e.; a birdcage with three canaries, and seven pairs of ice skates.

Two flour mills, DePauw's and Knight's, were ransomed for $1,000 each to prevent their burning. The Allen Manley & Company Woolen Mill was levied the same amount. Manley paid after receiving Morgan's personally signed order that his property would be protected.

Shortly after noon, Morgan learned from his telegrapher that General Edward H. Hobson had left Corydon with 4,000 pursuing Union troops. Morgan convened a council of war and decided to ride east. Morgan's command, laden with loot, left Salem around 3 P.M.
HM NumberHMVI4
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 2:25pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 578309 N 4273374
Decimal Degrees38.60541667, -86.10063333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 36.325', W 86° 6.038'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 36' 19.50" N, 86° 6' 2.28" W
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Area Code(s)812
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12 Public Square, Salem IN 47167, US
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