- - - 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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|Series||This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series|
|Placed By||Society of Indiana Pioneers|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 11:56pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 576501 N 4229672|
|Decimal Degrees||38.21176667, -86.12615000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 12.706', W 86° 7.569'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 12' 42.36" N, 86° 7' 34.14" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 298 Ohio River Scenic Byway, Corydon IN 47112, US|
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