Confederate General John Hunt Morgan is Killed

September 4, 1864

On September 4, 1864, flamboyant Confederate General John Hunt Morgan was killed by Union cavalrymen during a raid on the town of Greenville, Tennessee.  The year before, Morgan led a spectacular raid through southern Indiana and Ohio before being captured and incarcerated in the Ohio Penitentiary in Columbus. Morgan later tunneled his way out of prison and escaped back to the South.

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