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Burial Site of Captain Eli McCarty

Burial Site of Captain Eli McCarty

Location: United Methodist Ebenezer Cemetery, SR 257 & CR 725 S, east side of highway, 6 miles south of Washington. (Daviess County, Indiana)

Erected 1993 Indiana Historical Bureau and Daviess County Visitors Bureau

ID# : 14.1993.1

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During the Civil War, on October 3, 1864, Daviess County draft officer Eli McCarty was murdered by antiwar draft protesters. Five men were convicted of his murder. Reportedly, several other men involved fled west.