Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan brought the Civil War to the North in 1863 with more than 2,000 raiders rampaging across Indiana and into Ohio. Their plan was to distract Union troops and cause as much trouble as possible. Major General Ambrose Burnside sought to stop Morgan, but Morgan proved to be far more trouble than first thought.
The John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail of Ohio is 557 miles long. The trail has both interpretive and directional signs to help visitors on their journey. The interpretive signs give historical information about Morgan’s Raid in relation to the sign’s location. The directional signs have a special image to indicate that it belongs to the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail of Ohio. These directional signs eliminate the need for a map to navigate the trail. The official John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail of Ohio’s guidebook can be purchased here.