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Report of Morgan Raid Commissioners to the Governor

 Collection — Folder: S3376
Identifier: S3376

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the Morgan's Raid Commissioners report to the Governor of Indiana, dated December 31, 1869. The report primarily discusses the loss of and claims for horses in the wake of Morgan's Raid and claims by forage and commissary stores in Southern Indiana for furnishing troops with supplies during the Raid.


  • 1869/12/31

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical / Historical

"John Hunt Morgan’s 1863 cavalry raid was the largest military campaign conducted in Indiana during the Civil War. The raid was ordered by General Braxton Bragg, commanding the Confederate Army of Tennessee, to draw Union cavalry north into Kentucky; the intent was to impede an anticipated advance toward Chattanooga by the Union Army of the Cumberland commanded by Major General William S. Rosecrans. Morgan was a natural choice to command this raid, having conducted two similar cavalry operations in Kentucky in the past year. Without making his specific plans clear to his superiors, Morgan soon expanded both the size of his force and the target of its raid. Crossing the Cumberland River in Kentucky on July 2, and the Ohio River on July 8 and 9, he spent three weeks in Indiana and Ohio."

Source: Geib, George W., "Morgan's Raid", Indiana Historical Bureau, accessed May 24, 2019,


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/05/24 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2019/05/24 by Lauren Patton.
Report of Morgan Raid Commissioners to the Governor
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