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The Great March From Cumberland Gap

Today in 1862 ended one of the epic marches in American military history, the evacuation of the Union garrison at Cumberland Gap to the Ohio River. The men, 7,000 under Brigadier General George W. Morgan, endured a test not often … Continue reading

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The Raid Ends: Morgan’s Raiders in Ohio

Part 3 of a three-part series  After five days in Indiana, Morgan and his men left the Sunmansville area and headed east. They reached Harrison, a small town that straddles the Indiana and Ohio border, on July 13, 1863. Colonel … Continue reading

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The Raid Continues: Morgan’s Raiders in Indiana

Part 2 of a series As the saying goes, “news travels fast.” It was no different back in the summer of 1863. It was July 8 and the last of Morgan’s men were crossing the Ohio River into southern Indiana. … Continue reading

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The Raid Begins: Morgan’s Raiders in Kentucky

Part 1 of a series “I’m sent to warn the neighbors. He isn’t a mile behind; He sweeps up all the horses— every horse he can find; Morgan, Morgan the raider, and Morgan’s terrible men, With bowie knives and pistols, … Continue reading

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