of Corydon Room
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mile south of Corydon on old Highway 135 is the site of the Civil War's "Battle
of Corydon." The Skirmish occurred July 9, 1863 and was the only major battle
fought during General John Hunt Morgan's raid throughout southern Indiana and
Ohio. It is one of two battles ever fought north of the Mason-Dixon Line, the
other being the Battle of Gettysburg. Six brave members of the Harrison County
"Home Guards" lost their lives during the historic event. The battle also cost
the Confederate army at least six of their soldiers.
Lt. James Currant
Georgia Jeremiah Nance
Col. Jacob Ferree
Tollgate keeper who was killed at his tollgate on the edge of
Reverend Peter Glenn:
Lutheran Minister. The first shots were exchanged on his farm.
A Confederate soldier was killed by Glenn's son, and in
retaliation the Glenn house was set afire. The Reverend was
shot and killed and his son wounded.
Pvt. Arthur Johnson
Pvt. Len A. Sharp
Capt. W.H. Wilson
Lt. P.H. Thorpe
Pvt. Greene Bottomer:
Age seventeen, Bottomer was the only Confederate soldier with
a marked grave at Corydon. A Confederate flag flies over his
grave at Cedar Hill Cemetery. The grave is just inside and
east of the main gate.
The headstone bears the inscription:
The stone was erected by Col. Bennett Young --
president of Monon Railroad.
A member of Gen. John H. Morgan's Command
Killed July 9, 1863