Ohio and Indiana mark 150th anniversary of Civil War invasion

By Thunderbolt Raiders Staff   The sesquicentennial of the Great Raid of Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and his band of Thunderbolt Raiders has created quite a stir along their 1,000 mile route from Tennessee to northeast Ohio. Many communities all along their route through Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio set aside days to relive the terror they […]

New Book Focuses on Great Raid

A few readers of this website have wondered why they haven’t seen any new material here for several weeks. Rest assured we’re still working hard on the script for our screenplay, Thunderbolt Raiders.

Basil Duke was a Leader in War and Peace

We had so many positive responses to a previous story which included a sample scene from Thunderbolt Raiders, that we’re going to do it again.

Camp Douglas: Eighty Acres of Hell

Anyone with a passing interest in the Civil War has heard of Andersonville.

Begging, Borrowing and Stealing Horses Necessity for Morgan’s Raiders

Kentucky was one of five slave-holding states that did not secede from the Union.

Following Morgan’s Men is Fun for Some Fans

John Hunt Morgan’s fame was firmly established in the summer of 1863, when he led his cavalrymen on a raid from Tennessee through Kentucky to the banks of the Ohio River.

A pair of characters named George: “Lightning” and Grenfell

Two of the most interesting cavalrymen who fought under Gen. John Hunt Morgan weren’t Southerners.

Women Posed as Men to Fight on Both Sides of Civil War

Some folks are surprised to learn that hundreds of young women posed as men to enlist in the Civil War.

Interest in Civil War Increasing

“One of Morgan’s Men” was written in the 1870s but this new edition was re-edited by Kentucky lawyer and Civil War author Kent Masterson Brown. It is reported to be very readable for 21st century readers.

Morgan’s Men Were an Exceptional Group

General John Hunt Morgan had a magnetism that drew people to him, including many gifted young men from the well-heeled Bluegrass area of Kentucky.