Morgan, General John Hunt (1825-1864)

TITLE OF VIDEO CLIP John Hunt Morgan

Section C, Lot 17
When General John Hunt Morgan, known as the "Thunderbolt of the Confederacy," enlisted in the Southern Army his property was confiscated under the so-called "catch-the-rebel attachment law," so he lived at Hopemont with his mother, John Wesley Hunt's daughter. He and his Raiders caused havoc with their unorthodox methods of fighting, causing an estimated $10 million in property damage to the Union. Morgan escaped from a Federal prison in Ohio by tunneling out, only to be shot and killed during another daring raid in Tennessee.

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