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Morgan's Raids at Cynthiana

201 South Main Street, Cynthiana, KY 41031, USA

Rebel raider Captain John Hunt Morgan's two famous Kentucky raids in 1862 and 1864 included significant engagements with Union forces at Cynthiana. Morgan's mission was to destroy railroad facilities, disrupt communications, acquire supplies, recruit, and threaten the community of Cincinnati. 


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From I-75 take exit 126; travel northeast on U.S. 62 to U.S. 27 (approximately 15 miles) and into Cynthiana. Chamber office is on Pike Street, behind courthouse.

Visitor Services

Brochure and driving tour CD available from the Cynthiana Chamber of Commerce. Visitors may also contact Walking With History, LLC, to arrange a tour via Finally, to access the Facebook page for the Cynthiana Battlefields Foundation, please visit

Regular Events

Third Weekend in June: Battle of Cynthiana reenactment.

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Cynthiana Chamber of Commerce office: Monday-Friday 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.



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