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Morgan’s Raid

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NARRATOR: This Indiana Bicentennial minute is made possible by the Indiana Historical Society and law firm of Krieg DeVault.

Reenactments of Morgan’s raid are shown with men dressed in confederate uniforms and riding horses.

PAULEY: Morgan’s Raid, the largest Civil War campaign in Indiana began on July 8th, 1863 as Confederate General John Hunt Morgan led rebel Raiders across the Ohio River. Overpowering Corydon, Salem, Versailles and other Indiana towns burning Railroad bridges, looting and demanding horses.

Black and white photographs of Union Soldiers in their units are shown.

PAULEY: Though his colorful reputation made him something of a celebrity, a call to arms by Governor Oliver Morton brought 30,000 Hoosiers ready for battle through five days in Indiana, Morgan left destruction in his path but in the end was defeated and captured by Union forces.

An image of the letter Governor Morton wrote to union soldiers.

PAULEY: Governor Morton wrote to his Indiana soldiers, “your example will not be lost upon the nation.”

NARRATOR: This Indiana Bicentennial minute is made possible by the Indiana Historical Society and law firm of Krieg DeVault

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