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Harrison County, Kentucky

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  • John A. Endicott (1789 - 1874)
    Pvt. John Endicott fought as a calvary soldier in Colonel Richard Johnson's Mounted Kentucky Regiment, in the War of 1812. He was amongst those who joined in on the heroric charge that turned the tide ...
  • Pvt. Moses Endicott (1759 - 1834)
    Enlisted in October 1777 for the entirety of the war; Pvt. In the North Carolina Militia serving in the American War of Independence Fought in; The Battle of Guilford Court House-March 15 1781
  • Franklin Ray Hazelrigg (1930 - 1991)
    US NAVY KOREA
  • Samuel LaForce (1813 - 1851)
  • John Hall Massie (1819 - 1893)
    John Hall Massie, son of John S & Polly (Hall) Massie, married Belinda Susan Hunsaker on September 1, 1836 in Warrick County, Indiana.

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Harrison County was formed on December 21, 1793 and was named for Colonel Benjamin Harrison, an early settler in the area.

The First Battle of Cynthiana was on July 17, 1862, part of Col. John Hunt Morgan's First Kentucky Raid. Morgan's Last Kentucky Raid included on June 11–12, 1864 the Civil War Second Battle of Cynthiana which was fought near Keller's Bridge and the later site of Battle of Grove Cemetery. On the first day, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and his 1,200 Kentucky cavalrymen captured the town, making prisoners of its Union garrison (five companies from the 168th Ohio Infantry Regiment and a small group of local home guards) and nearly the entire 171st Ohio Infantry Regiment later that morning. Despite being low on ammunition, Morgan chose to stay and fight the enemy forces he knew were on their way. Union General Stephen G. Burbridge and his 2,400 cavalry and mounted infantry attacked him the next morning, driving the outnumbered Confederates from the town and freeing the prisoners.

Adjacent Counties

Cities

  • Berry
  • Cynthiana (County Seat)

Other Communities: Boyd, Breckinridge, Broadwell, Buena Vista, Colville, Connersville, Claysville, Hooktown, Lair, Lees Lick, Leesburg, Kelat, Morningglory, Oddville, Poindexter, Ruddels Mills, Rutland, Shadynook, Shawhan and Sunrise

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