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John Hunt Morgan, acclaimed Confederate cavalry commander, gained the significant notice of his Federal enemy while operating in vicinity of Union-occupied Nashville; and featured in the March 8th 1862 report of Colonel Jonathan Kennett to General Ormsby Mitchel [OR 10 pages 4- 6]. Captain Morgan's own report (to William Hardee, of March 10th) so impressed the General that he recommended the cavalry officer be promoted to Colonel [OR 10 page 7]. Going from strength to strength, John H. Morgan helped screen the Confederate movement towards Corinth; was available for service at Shiloh [mention
Later this month, I plan to drive part of the route of John Hunt Morgan's 1863 Raid through Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio, sometimes known as the Great Raid. I plan to start at Buffington Island, in Portland, Ohio, and to then follow his route to the surrender site in northeast Ohio. I expect to be at Buffington Island at about 11:00 am and suspect that the remainder of the excursion will take pretty much the rest of the day, as I think that that portion of Morgan's route is in excess of 250 miles. I haven't yet set a date for the jaunt but it will be in the second half of July. I am taking