John Hunt Morgan escapes from Ohio Penitentiary.

November 27, 1863

On July 26, 1863, Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and about 400 Confederate cavalrymen were captured in Columbiana County after a daring raid across southern Ohio. Most of Morgan's men were sent to Cincinnati as prisoners of war. Morgan and several officers, however, were imprisoned in the Ohio Penitentiary in Columbus. On November 27, Morgan and six of his officers escaped from the prison and made their way by train to Cincinnati where Confederate sympathizers helped them cross the Ohio River to safety in Kentucky.

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