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Posts tagged Oliver P. Morton

July 1, 2013

 

newspaper illustration representing the union defending itself against southern sympathisers during the civil war

Traitors To The Union? Democrats In Civil War-Era Indiana

During the Civil War, Indiana Republicans continually worried that many Hoosier Democrats were conspiring with the South to overthrow the state government.

May 20, 2013

 

civil war newspaper illustration

Some News Is Good News: Waiting For Word On The Home Front

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.

April 29, 2013

 

Morgan's Raiders in a vintage lithograph

In Morgan’s Wake Without A Break

Few claims were paid for the property confiscated by Union troops in pursuit of Morgan's Confederate raiders since the federal government required receipts.

September 17, 2012

 

1800s classroom

Butler’s First President

In Samuel Hoshour's first teaching position at Wayne County Seminary, his pupils included governor-to-be Oliver P. Morton, and the future author of Ben Hur.

July 23, 2012

 

Camp Morton, 1864

“Remenecense” Of A Hoosier Civil War Veteran

As soon as Governor Oliver P. Morton issued the first call for volunteers, 19-year-old Louis Bir was “very anxious to Inlist” for the Union cause.

August 2, 2010

 

corydon indiana battleground site

The Invasion of Indiana: Morgan’s Raid and the Battle of Corydon

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.

March 22, 2010

 

The Daredevil Debutante…Josie Orr

The daughter of an East-Coast department store magnate, Indiana's future First Lady ferried war planes around North America before marrying Bob Orr.

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