Civil War comes alive as Morgan’s Raid again rages through Corydon PDF Print E-mail


The blast of cannons and the piercing ring of reveille will punctuate the southern Indiana countryside this July, as dozens of soldiers reenact the famous Civil War Battle of Corydon, which originally took place July 9, 1863. The dramatic reenactment will take place July 7-8, 2012.  Events, such as reveille, encampment, demonstrations and military ball are held at Hayswood Nature Reserve, just a short distance from the historic battlefield.   A special reenactment of Morgan’s Raid will gallop into downtown Corydon at high noon, just as they did in 1863 with Confederate soldiers pillaging local shops, homes and buildings. Following the downtown raid reenactment, visit Governor Hendricks’ House, which was home to solider William Porter during the 1863 Battle of Corydon.    While there try authentic Civil War recipes such as, spoon bread and pickled water.
The original Battle of Corydon was sparked when 450 members of the Harrison County Home Guard tried to stop the famed raid by Confederate General John Hunt Morgan as he marched 2,400 troops through southern Indiana and Ohio.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, July 7
9:00 a.m.             Camps open to Public at Hayswood Nature Reserve
12:00 noon         Raid on Downtown Corydon (Memorial Service immediately following).
1:00 p.m.             Bryan Bush presenting “Morgan’s Raid through the eyes of Brig. Ben. Daniel Griffin
1:30 p.m.              Ladies’ Tea, Kintner House Inn, Downtown Corydon
2:00 p.m.             Abraham & Mary Todd Lincoln portrayed by Larry & Mary Elliott, Wright Interpretive
2:30 p.m.             Various Demonstrations @ Hayswood Nature Reserve
2:30 p.m.             Medical Field Hospital Demonstration
2:45 p.m.             Cavalry Tactics Demonstration
3:15 p.m.             Infantry Weapons Demonstration
3:30 p.m.             Gatling Gun Demonstration
4:00 p.m.             On-field Battle Reenactment, Hayswood Nature Reserve
8:00 p.m.             Military Ball, Hayswood Nature Reserve
Sunday, July 8
10:00 a.m.           Camps open to Public, Hayswood Nature Reserve
11:00 a.m.            Various Demonstrations @ Hayswood Nature Reserve
11:30 a.m.           Medical Field Hospital Demonstration
12:00 noon         Cavalry Weapons & Saddles Demonstration
12:15                    Cavalry Tactics Demonstration
12:45                    Gatling Gun Demonstration
1:00 p.m.             Cavalry Sabre/Weapons Course
1:30 p.m.             Infantry Weapons Demonstration
2:00 p.m.             On-field Battle Reenactment, Hayswood Nature Reserve
The Harrison County Convention and Visitors Bureau (HCCVB) is the official destination management organization attracting business, meeting and special interest leisure visitors. As a strong advocate for sustained tourism, heritage preservation, outdoor recreation and entertainment experiences, it promotes and develops the visitor destination resulting in economic growth, optimal public returns and employment opportunities and enhanced quality of life in our region.