Wednesday, September 4, 2013

In Memory Of Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan

A centograph in Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville, Alabama:

Morgan's Raid, by Allan Keller, is a detailed account of this Civil War General's cavalry dash through Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio.


Details surrounding the General's death from Tennessee History excerpted below:

"In September 1864, Morgan and his men came to rest around Greeneville, Tenn. The General posted his men to guard the town and retired to the Williams residence– a local home where he was a friend of the family. During the night, a unit of Union cavalry charged down a road in Greeneville unguarded by Morgan’s men. They swarmed the town and headed straight towards the William’s residence, which they immediately surrounded."

"According to remaining Union reports, General John Hunt Morgan was shot when he resisted capture."

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