- Full Citation: J. Eberle West, "Morgan's Raid," Indiana Magazine of History 20, no. 1 (March 1924): 92-96.
- Home: Belmont County, Ohio (St. Clairsville)
- Year: 1863
- Abstract: West's letter to his father on Monday, July 28, 1863, describes a brief scare
that his town regarding the possibility of a raid by John Hunt Morgan. This was the first time West
had been in military action. Misinformation and confusion on Saturday led to the citizen militia not
engaging in any fighting. Sunday, the militia received word that some of Morgan's men were
captured. Monday, West received word that Morgan himself were captured.
- Sample Text:
- "I think Morgan's raid has done more good than harm, as it has arroused [sic] the
people out of their lethargy and and tended to united the people."
- LC Subject Headings:
- Morgan's Raid, 1863.
- See also: Lester V. Horwitz, The Longest Raid of the Civil War: Little-Known & Untold Stories
of Morgan's Raid into Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio (Cincinnati: Farmcourt, 2001).