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Confederate Kentucky cavalry infiltrate southern Indiana on a daring reconnaissance mission

Indiana, 1857, zoomable map
06/18/1863 to 06/19/1863
On the orders of General John Hunt Morgan, around sixty-five Confederate horsemen from the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry, led by 24-year old Captain Thomas Hines, crossed the Ohio River to gather intelligence.  Posing as Union "home guards" seeking deserters, their main mission was to gauge the amount of Confederate support in southern Indiana. They entered the towns of Paoli, Corydon, and Valeene before they were discovered and forced to run for the river.  Hines and a few of his men escaped into Kentucky, the others were captured.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America ... (Philadelphia, A. Winch, 1867), 57.
"Rebel Raid Into Indiana,"  Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1864), VII: 42-43.

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