Thursday, May 10, 2012

Civil War Oddities #39

Union Brig. General Edward H. Hobson considered his greatest feat to be the 1863 capture of Confederate Brig. General John Hunt Morgan. Taken near New Lisbon, Ohio, on July 26, 1863, the Confederate leader was hustled to the Ohio State Prison, but his stay was brief. He escaped on November 26, 1863.

Eleven months after being taken prisoner, Morgan and his men captured a body of Federal troops at Cynthiana, Kentucky. Their commander was General Edward H. Hobson.