Battle of Corydon

Battle of Corydon (HM66F)

Location: Corydon, IN 47112 Harrison County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 12.706', W 86° 7.569'

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- - - July 9, 1863 - - -

A force of about 400, Indiana militia and citizen volunteers commanded by Col. Lewis Jordan, engaged John Hunt Morgan's raiders, 2,400 cavalry, along a wooded ridge a mile south of Corydon. The determined Hoosier defense caused General Duke, Morgan's second in command, to comment, "They resolutely defended their rail piles." Three Hoosiers and eight Confederates were killed. Morgan then brought up his cannon and flanked the militia forcing Jordan to retreat. After Morgan surrounded and began shelling Corydon, Jordan surrendered with 345 men.
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HM NumberHM66F
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
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Marker Number31.1961.1
Year Placed1961
Placed BySociety of Indiana Pioneers
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 11:56pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 576501 N 4229672
Decimal Degrees38.21176667, -86.12615000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 12.706', W 86° 7.569'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 12' 42.36" N, 86° 7' 34.14" W
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Area Code(s)812
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 298 Ohio River Scenic Byway, Corydon IN 47112, US
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