Death Spot of the Thunderbolt of the Confederacy

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Greeneville, Tennessee

In 1863, John Hunt Morgan, "Thunderbolt of the Confederacy," led a group of raiders into East Liverpool, Ohio, the northernmost point ever reached by a body of Confederate troops during the Civil War. A year later he was in dead in Tennessee, shot in the back by a Yankee private when he refused to stop walking away.

An upright stone slab marks Morgan's death spot, which is now on the front lawn of the Greene County Courthouse. The slab praises Morgan's ability for "carrying terror" into the North, and concludes, "His Heroism is the Heritage of the South."

Death Spot of the Thunderbolt of the Confederacy

Greene County Courthouse

110 US-321, Greeneville, TN
Greene County Courthouse. Downtown, on the east side of US-321/S. Main St., just south of its intersection with E. Depot St.
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