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John Hunt Morgan

Born: June 1, 1825
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Birthplace: Huntsville Alabama

Father: Calvin Morgan 1801 – 1854
(Buried: Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Kentucky)​

Mother: Henrietta Hunt 1805 – 1891
(Buried: Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Kentucky)​

1st Wife: Rebecca Gratz Bruce 1830 – 1861
(Buried: Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Kentucky)​

2nd Wife: Martha “Mattie” Ready 1840 – 1887
(Buried: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Lebanon, Tennessee)​


Infant Son Morgan 1853 – 1853​
(Buried: Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Kentucky)​
Johnnie H. Morgan Caldwell 1865 – 1888
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(Buried: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Lebanon, Tennessee)​


Attended Transylvania University, suspended for dueling​

Occupation before War:

1846 – 1847: Served in the United States Army, rising to 1st Lt.​
1848 – 1861: Hemp Manufacturer in Kentucky​
1857 – 1861: Served in the Kentucky State Militia, rising to Captain​

Civil War Career:
1862: Colonel of 2nd Kentucky Confederate Cavalry​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee​
1862: Led a Raid in Kentucky​
1862 – 1864: Brigadier General of Confederate Army, Cavalry​
1862: Led raids on Union Army Supply lines​
1863: Received the thanks of Confederate Congress for raids success​
1863: Leader of the Famous Morgan Raid in Ohio​
1863: Forced to Surrender to Union forces at Salineville, Ohio
1863: Escaped from the Ohio Federal Army Penitentiary​
1864: Helped organize a raid on Knoxville, Tennessee​
1864: Killed while trying to escape Greenville, Tennessee​

Died: September 4, 1864

Place of Death: Greeneville, Tennessee

Cause of Death: Killed by a shot in the chest

Age at time of Death: 39 years old

Burial Place: Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Kentucky
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