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    John Hunt Morgan.  "Morgan's Raid," in the summer of 1863, was meant to divert Union attention from the siege of Vicksburg.  His incursion was a dramatic event that inflicted considerable damage to supply depots and caused great frustration for the Northern high command, but it did not prevent the fall of Vicksburg.  The Confederate cavalrymen were finally surrounded and forced to surrender on July 26.  The loss of such a valuable officer and his men washed out any positive effect the raid might have had, even though Morgan managed to escape from prison in November.  

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    Answer:

    John Hunt Morgan.  "Morgan's Raid," in the summer of 1863, was meant to divert Union attention from the siege of Vicksburg.  His incursion was a dramatic event that inflicted considerable damage to supply depots and caused great frustration for the Northern high command, but it did not prevent the fall of Vicksburg.  The Confederate cavalrymen were finally surrounded and forced to surrender on July 26.  The loss of such a valuable officer and his men washed out any positive effect the raid might have had, even though Morgan managed to escape from prison in November.  

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