Rebel raider Captain John Hunt Morgan's two famous Kentucky raids in 1862 and 1864 included significant engagements with Union forces at Cynthiana. Morgan's mission was to destroy railroad facilities, disrupt communications, acquire supplies, recruit, and threaten the community of Cincinnati.
The Cynthiana Battlefields Foundation exists to interpret, preserve, and increase awareness of the 1862 and 1864 Civil War battles of Cynthiana and the Civil War stories of Harrison County.
Elizabethtown, Kentucky | This museum's Confederate stories include John Hunt Morgan's 1862 Christmas Raid, while Union stories include 15,000 men training at Camp Nevin in October 1861, and the first seven years of President Lincoln's life.
Bradenburg, Kentucky | Follow the four-day action of Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan's raid on this scenic Ohio River community, a well-known shipping and trading center throughout much of the nineteenth century.
Lexington, Kentucky | This historic site was the family home of Gen. John Hunt Morgan , "Thunderbolt of the Confederacy," and the birthplace of Nobel laureate Dr. Thomas Hunt Morgan, pioneer geneticist.
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