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Darryl Smith, CCWRT: The Last Raid – The 1864 Battle of Cynthiana
May 17, 2018 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
When we hear the name John H. Morgan, it usually brings to mind the dashing leader of a small band of gallant raiders, but by 1864 Morgan was a shell of his former self, and his command was no longer the gallant band of 1862 and 1863. This talk is about Morgan’s Last Raid, with a focus on the fighting at Cynthiana, but will also provide a few insights to Morgan’s lack of control and discipline during this campaign.
Darryl Smith is a board member for the Cynthiana Battlefields Foundation, and a member of the Cincinnati Civil War Round Table and Civil War Trust. He also is a section supervisor for the Buckeye Trail Association. He holds a degree in American History from Miami University and a B.A. from Xavier University and is the owner of Walking With History LLC which offers tours of Perryville, Cynthiana, and other battlefields and history sites in the Kentucky/Ohio areas.