First and Only Time in Indiana
—John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —Early Saturday morning, July 11, General Morgan and his raiders followed the roads northward from Lexington toward Vernon. At Vernon, Morgan demanded the surrender of the town, but was rebuffed. The Home Guard commander responded that the town was swarming with troops, and that it was Morgan who should capitulate. No agreement was reached and a message was sent to Morgan asking for a two-hour delay - time needed for the women and children to be removed. During the lull, additional Federal troops arrived in North Vernon, raising the total to approximately 2,000. Morgan, already aware of the pursuing Union cavalry, learned of the reinforcements to the north and realized he was in a precarious situation.
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|Placed By||Historic Hoosier Hills RC&D|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at 9:02pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 620761 N 4315388|
|Decimal Degrees||38.97916667, -85.60583333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 58.75', W 85° 36.35'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 58' 45" N, 85° 36' 21" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 429-889 IN-3, North Vernon IN 47265, US|
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