CORYDON Battle Park
Entrance to the Battle Park
Near the end of the Civil War, General John Hunt Morgan led
his Confederate Cavalry Division of 2,400 men on a raid through southern Indiana
and Ohio. This park marks the site where the Harrison Co. Home Guards fought
Morgan and was the only battle in Indiana during the Civil War. In memory
of the brave citizens led by
Colonel Lewis Jordan and the history of the event,
this park was dedicated in 1977.
Commemorative markers depicting this event conjure up the cries of battle and the roar of cannon fire. A small log cabin sits in the park giving the visitor an idea of houses during that period. A trail meanders through this almost completely wooded 5 acre park for the visitor to enjoy the forest flora. This park which is owned by the Harrison County Park and Recreation Department is located just south of Corydon on Business Route 135. In Corydon, go south on Capitol Avenue across the "south" bridge over Indian Creek and follow this road up the "Fairground" hill onto the brow of the next hill (across from Old Capitol United Methodist Church) on the east side of old State Road 135. It is open year-round from 8:00am to dusk. Admission is free.
Cabin tours are available:
Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Actual Canon on the grounds