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In Indiana, Confederate cavalry under John Hunt Morgan sack the towns of Salem and Vienna

John Hunt Morgan's Confederate raiders looting Salem, Indiana, July 10, 1863, artist's impression, detail
07/10/1863
After crossing into Indiana, Morgan's two brigades of cavalry and accompanying horse artillery, numbering around 2,400 men, marched through south-eastern Indiana, skirmishing with local home guards and destroying railroad equipment, bridges, and military stores.  Morgan indulged his men as they looted the small town of Salem, Indiana during the middle of this day.  They then burned the Louisville, New Albany, and Chicago Railroad Depot before moving on in the afternoon to Vienna, Indiana, in Scott County.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Edison H. Thomas, John Hunt Morgan and His Raiders (Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1985), 79.
David L. Mowery, Morgan's Great Raid: The Remarkable Expedition from Kentucky to Ohio (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2013), 78.
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