CORYDON Battle Site

 

At the height of the Civil War, Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan led his Confederate cavalry division of 2200 men on a raid through southern Indiana and Ohio. This site marks the location where the Harrison County Home Guards fought Morgan; the only battle in Indiana during the Civil War. This site was dedicated as a county park in 1977 to commemorate the history of the event and honor the brave citizens led by Col. Lewis Jordan.
Commemorative markers depicting this event conjure up the cries of battle and the roar of cannon fire. A small log cabin sits on site giving the visitor an example of houses during that period. A trail meanders through this almost completely wooded 5 acre site for the visitor to enjoy the forest flora. This site which is managed by the Harrison County Parks Department, is located just south of Corydon on business route Old 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. Please visit the Parks Department website and Facebook page below for information about operating hours, tours and activities.

https://www.harrisoncountyparks.com/parks/battle-of-corydon-memorial-park

https://www.facebook.com/harrisoncountyparks

 

Morgan Stone

 

 

   Replica 6 pounder smoothbore cannon on the grounds.