10-11-16 Photo Challenge

PLACE OF REFUGE

10-11-16

The St. James Episcopal Church in Greeneville, TN.  Founded in 1842, this beautiful church played a role in the capture of General John Morgan of the Confederacy.  He fled the Dickson-Williams Mansion and hid under the floorboards of the nearby church.   Morgan raised the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry Regiment, fought at Shiloh, and then launched a costly raid in Kentucky.  In July 1863, he set out on a 1000-mile raid into Indiana and Ohio, taking hundreds of prisoners. The Union orders were to capture Morgan “dead or alive” in early September of 1864.  He fled the church to return to the mansion where he was shot and killed.

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