On July 9, 1863, renegade General John Hunt Morgan led his troops into Corydon on the Confederacy's boldest and longest raid into Union territory. Held up by 400+ homeguard (which were no match for 2000+ trained cavalry), a skirmish ensued which lives in history as the Battle of Corydon.
Relive this unusual bit of history as uniformed and costumed reenactors representing both sides of the line tell the story of life and death during the American Civil War.
Saturday, June 26
9:00 a.m. - Camps open to Public at Hayswood Nature Reserve
12:00 noon - Raid on Downtown Corydon (Memorial Service immediately following).
1:00 p.m. - Bryan Bush presenting "Morgan's Raid through the eyes of Brig. Ben. Daniel Griffin, Harrison County Public Library, Downtown Corydon.
1:30 p.m. - Ladies' Tea, Kintner House Inn, Downtown Corydon
2:00 p.m. - Abraham & Mary Todd Lincoln portrayed by Larry & Mary Elliott, Wright Interpretive Center, Downtown Corydon (PLUS a model of the Battle of Corydon Reenactment from the Porter County (Indiana) Public Library will be on display).
2:30 p.m. - Various Demonstrations @ Hayswood Nature Reserve
2:30 - Medical Field Hospital Demonstration
2:45 - Cavalry Tactics Demonstration
3:15 - Infantry Weapons Demonstration
3:30 - Gatling Gun Demonstration
4:00 p.m. - On-field Battle Reenactment, Hayswood Nature Reserve
8:00 p.m. - Military Ball, Hayswood Nature Reserve
Sunday, June 27
10:00 a.m. - Camps open to Public, Hayswood Nature Reserve
11:00 a.m. - Various Demonstrations @ Hayswood Nature Reserve
11:30 - Medical Field Hospital Demonstration
12:00 - Cavalry Weapons & Saddles Demonstration
12:15 - Cavalry Tactics Demonstration
12:45 - Gatling Gun Demonstration
1:00 - Cavalry Sabre/Weapons Course
1:30 - Infantry Weapons Demonstration
2:00 p.m. - On-field Battle Reenactment, Hayswood Nature Reserve
ADMISSION: $5 parking fee per carload at Hayswood Nature Reserve. The raid on Downtown Corydon is free and open to the public. Hayswood Nature Reserve is located approximately 2.6 miles south of Interstate 64, exit 105, on Indiana Highway 135. The entrance is on the left (east) side of Hwy 135.
For a complete list of all events scheduled and other visitor information please visit thisisIndiana.org.
For more information about the history of the Battle of Corydon, visit Corydonbattlepark.com.