Stories tagged with: John Hunt Morgan

August 23, 2013 - 5:50pm
2 years 48 weeks ago

In 1863 Confederate General, John Hunt Morgan led more than 2,000 soldiers across Southern Ohio to distract union troops during the Civil War.

Now the public gets a chance to retrace his steps through the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail. There are almost 600 miles of the trail that pass through southern and eastern Ohio. Throughout the Ohio portion of the journey there are 56 markers that tell visitors historical information about Morgan's Raid.

"They had a battle scrimmage...

July 11, 2010 - 7:26pm
6 years 2 weeks ago

The 21st century is getting a first-hand look at what life was like on the Civil War battlefield.

For 23 years, Morgan County has been the site for the reenactment of 'Morgan's Raid,' one specific battle in a series of battles that took confederate General John Hunt Morgan through Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio. Re-enactors surely look the part, but they also act the part as they bring history to life with booms from canons and smoke from muskets.

"It's things like that that...

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