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Civil War exhibit to feature rarely seen items

Staff report

A special Civil War exhibit at Columbus-Belmont State Park will feature rarely seen personal items belonging to Confederate General John Hunt Morgan.

"The Horse Soldier," a Civil War cavalry exhibit, will be on display until Nov. 1.

The door from the cell block of Morgan's imprisonment in the Columbus, Ohio Penitentiary in 1863; the cavalry saber he used following his escape from prison in November 1863 and a revolver presented to Morgan in 1854 by Lexington Mayor F.K. Hunt, Morgan's uncle, will be exhibited.

The most personal item displayed is a neckerchief given to young W. B. Redmon on June 11, 1864 by Morgan after he ate breakfast cooked by the young man's mother on the morning of the Battle of Cynthiana.

Morgan, a successful businessman in Lexington before the war, was known as the "Thunderbolt of the Confederacy" for his daring raids as a cavalry leader.

Columbus-Belmont State Park is located in Hickman County along the Mississippi River. For more information, call 270-677-2327.

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