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Indiana Historical Bureau

IHB > Historical Markers > Find a Marker > Morgan's Raid July 8-13, 1863 Morgan's Raid July 8-13, 1863

Location: At the intersection of Indiana Route 7 and W. Main Street on State Route 7, DuPont (Jefferson County, Indiana)

Erected by the Indiana Civil War Centennial Commission, 1963

ID# : 39.1963.1


Confederate forces under Gen. John Hunt Morgan camped near Dupont the night of July 11. They destroyed railroad track, burned bridges, freight cars and a warehouse, and stole 2, 000 hams from Mayfield's pork house.


For more information see the essay "Morgan's Raid" by George W. Geib of Butler University.