- Full Citation: Simeon K. Wolfe and Attia Porter, "The Battle of Corydon,"
Indiana Magazine of History 54, no. 2 (June 1958): 131-140.
- Home: Harrison County (Corydon)
- Year: 1863
- Abstract: This article contains a reprint of the Corydon Weekly Democrat from July 14, 1863 by editor Simeon K. Wolfe, describing the Battle of Corydon, a brief battle during Morgan's Raid on July 9. Wolfe himself participated in the battle. Members of the Indiana Legion unsuccessfully tried to repel the raiders, and the latter spent several hours in the town stealing horses, buggies, food, and cash. 3 Corydon citizens died in the raid. The Democrat is followed by a letter from a teenage girl from Corydon telling her cousin, a member of the 43rd Indiana, about the raid.
- Sample Text:
- "It was not expected at the start that so small a force could whip Morgan, but it was expected we could punish him some and impede his progress so that somebody else more nearly equal his strength could catch him and do him justice." (Wolfe, p. 138)
- "The battle raged violently for thirty minutes, just think of it!...I don't want you to think I am making fun of our brave home guards for I am not in the least. But now, that all the danger is over, it is real funny to think how our men did run." (Porter, p. 140)
- LC Subject Headings:
- Corydon, Battle of, Corydon, Ind., 1863
- Morgan's Raid, 1863.