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John Hunt Morgan Raiders

John Hunt Morgan and His Raiders
The "Thunderbolt of the Confederacy" John Hunt Morgan from Tompkinsville, Kentucky to Greeneville, Tennessee.

Cynthiana
Kellar's Bridge
Civil War in Kentucky

American Civil War
June 11-12, 1864



Raising the Banner of Freedom: The 25th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the War for the Union
The story of the American Civil War is best told by those who lived it. Colonel Culp brings us telling accounts of the 25th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, cited as one of the 300 fighting regiments of the Civil War.

CSA Brigadier General Morgan approached Cynthiana with 1,200 men, on June 11, 1864, at dawn.

Col. Conrad Garis, with the 168th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry and some home guard troops, about 300 men altogether, constituted the Union forces at Cynthiana. Morgan divided his men into three columns, surrounded the town and launched an attack at the covered bridge, driving the Union forces back towards the depot and north along the railroad.

The Rebels set fire to the town, destroying many buildings and some of the Union troops. As the fighting flared in Cynthiana, another Union force, about 750 men of the 171st Ohio National Guard under the command of Brigadier General Edward Hobson, arrived by train about a mile north of the Cynthiana at Kellar's Bridge.

Morgan trapped this new Union force in a meander of the Licking River. After some fighting, Morgan forced Hobson to surrender. Altogether, Morgan had about 1,300 Union prisoners of war camping with him overnight in line of battle.

Brigadier General Stephen Gano Burbridge with 2,400 men, a combined force of Ohio, Kentucky, and Michigan mounted infantry and cavalry, attacked Morgan at dawn on June 12. The Union forces drove the Rebels back, causing them to flee into town where many were captured or killed.

Morgan escaped.

Cynthiana demonstrated that Union numbers and mobility were starting to take their toll; Confederate cavalry and partisans could no longer raid with impunity.

Result(s): Union victory

Location: Harrison County

Campaign: Morgan's Raid into Kentucky (1864)

Date(s): June 11-12, 1864

Principal Commanders: Brigadier General Stephen Gano Burbridge [US]; Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan [CS]

Forces Engaged: 168th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 171st Ohio National Guard, and the Kentucky Harrison County Home Guards [US]; Morgan's Division [CS]

Estimated Casualties: 2,092 total (US 1,092; CS 1,000)

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Perryville: This Grand Havoc of Battle
On October 8, 1862, Union and Confederate forces clashed near Perryville, Kentucky, in what would be the largest battle ever fought on Kentucky soil.

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Civil War Curiosities: Strange Stories, Oddities, Events, and Coincidences
This work was fascinating to read and was neither over dramatic or under written. The stories were lively and interesting and the additon of old photos and draqwings helped fill out the book.
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Civil War in the American West
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