Tag Archives: Governor Oliver P. Morton

Camp Food

Everybody complains about food.  Airline food, college food, summer camp food–they all come under fire, but perhaps none more than Army food. When Indiana mobilized thousands of her sons in the spring of 1861, she had to figure out how … Continue reading

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Dressing Like a Soldier

As the volunteers flooded into Indianapolis, Governor Morton had to begin thinking about equipping these young men for war. During the month of May 1861, events were continuing to push everyone toward war.  More states were seceding each day.  On … Continue reading

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Life in the Big City

Sometime around 1857 or 1858, twenty-year-old L.K. Harris moved fifteen miles from his father’s home in Hagerstown, Indiana to the big city of Richmond (population six or seven thousand).  I’ve found no evidence why he moved, whether as an escape … Continue reading

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