Morgan’s Raiders back in town for Battle of Corydon reenactment
Gen. John Hunt Morgan is about to march on Corydon once again. Or at least the actor who portrays him is.
The Battle of Corydon Civil War Reenactment on July 7 and 8 at Hayswood Nature Reserve will mark the 144th anniversary of the only battle besides Gettysburg to be fought in the North.
During the weekend-long event, participants will demonstrate the face-off between Gen. John Hunt Morgan and his 2,400 confederate soldiers and 450 members of the Harrison County Home Guard who tried to stop his march through Corydon and Southern Indiana.
Major events on Saturday, July 7, include tours of authentic Confederate and Union camps, opening to the public at 9 a.m. at Hayswood Nature Reserve; Morgan’s Raid drama that will be unleashed on the square at noon; a ladies’ tea hosted by the Kintner House Inn at 1:30 p.m.; an historical lecture at 2 p.m. in downtown Corydon; and a battle reenactment at 4 p.m. at Hayswood.
Saturday evening will showcase authentic waltzes and dress uniforms and ball-gowns at the Civil War Military Ball at 8 on the First State Capitol grounds.
On Sunday, July 8, attendees can look forward to the authentic soldier camps’ at 10 a.m. and a memorial service at noon at the Battle of Corydon Park south of town.
The main event, the Battle of Corydon Reenactment, will begin at 2 p.m. at Hayswood Nature Reserve.
The Battle of Corydon Reenactment is produced by the Battle of Corydon Park Advisory Board in association with the Harrison County Convention and Visitors Bureau and is sponsored in part by the Harrison County Community Foundation.
For more information, call Jim Epperson at 1-888-738-2137.