Those who waited on the Indiana home front during the Civil War lived in anticipation of news of the great battles and for the rolls of the dead.
In the summer of 1863, a young woman wrote her cousin about the "visit paid to the citizens of Corydon and vicinity by Morgan and his herd of horse thieves.”
Morgan's Raid was one of the few Civil War battles fought in the North, and remains the last battle to have been fought within Indiana borders.
The American Civil War pitted brother against brother. John McLaughlin of the 47th Indiana Infantry arrested his brother Harry of the 35th Alabama infantry after the Battle of Champion Hill.