This book (perfect binding)serves as the official guide to
the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail of Ohio.
From July 13-26, 1863, Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan led a daring group of more than 2,000 men across Southern Ohio. His mission: to distract and divert as many Union troops as possible from the action in Middle Tennessee and East Tennessee. Union troops under the command of Major General Ambrose Burnside gave chase.
Although they were ultimately successful, ending Morgan’s raid was a much harder job than anyone anticipated.
With the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail, you too can follow Morgan’s route through southern and eastern Ohio. Fifty-six interpretive signs covering 557 miles through nineteen counties tell the story of the raid’s successful beginnings, the battle with Union forces at Buffington Island, Morgan’s desperate escapes, and finally his capture.
Come along and discover this amazing Ohio Civil War story!
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