Personal items of Confederate general shown at Fort Harrod

HARRODSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Personal items belonging to Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan are on display at Old Fort Harrod State Park through Aug. 15.

The Kentucky Parks Department says "The Horse Soldier" exhibit highlights items used by Confederate cavalrymen.

Included are the cell door from the cell block of Morgan’s imprisonment in Ohio, the cavalry saber he used after escaping and a revolver presented to Morgan by his uncle, Lexington Mayor F.K. Hunt.

There is also a neckerchief that Morgan gave to W.B. Redmon in 1864 after eating breakfast cooked by Redmon’s mother on the morning of the Battle of Cynthiana.

Morgan was known for his daring raids and was killed in action at Greeneville, Tennessee, in 1864.

The exhibit moves to Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site Sept. 1 through Oct. 15.


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