John Hunt Morgan was born in Alabama in 1825. He became a Brigadier General and known as the Thunderbolt of the Confederacy because of his tactics during the Civil War. He also served during the Mexican War. After the end of the Mexican War, Morgan started his own business as a hemp manufacturer. Using his profits he funded a militia known as the Lexington Rifles (American Battlefield Trust, 2018). This militia eventually became a part of the Confederate forces of the Civil War.
General John Hunt Morgan and his men officially began their raid in Ohio and eventually worked their way through Kentucky and Indiana. This trail memorializes significant events of the Raid that took place in Indiana. The first marker is located in Harrison County, Indiana and indicates where Morgan and his men crossed over the Ohio River to begin their raid in Indiana (The Historical Marker Database). Because of the great distance Morgan and his men traveled through the state, the trail is typically driven rather than walked. All twenty seven markers are outdoor therefore there are no specified hours for the trail. It can be explored at any time. Historic buildings related to the trail may have their own specific hours, however, but the outdoor markers are available to be viewed at any time.