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Confederate General John Hunt Morgan's Civil War Raid

By: Stanley Jefferson Email
By: Stanley Jefferson Email

The discussion on Ohio's involvement in the Civil War continues Saturday afternoon at the Campus Martius Museum.

Historian, Lester Horwitz, was at the museum talking about
Confederate General John Hunt Morgan's great raid in the Civil War.

The event is a part of the Friends of the Museum's Annual Meeting series.

Horwitz, the author of the Pulitzer Prize nominated book, "The Longest Raid of the Civil War," discussed the unique characteristics of the raid along with its effect on the Civil War.

Confederate General Morgan began the Civil War raid in Tennessee with over 2,000 calvarymen and surrendered in Columbiana County, Ohio with about 350 men remaining.

The raid was a grueling ride on horseback over more than a thousand miles through Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio.


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