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Wabash Valley Civil War Sesquicentennial Project

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Civil War Sites in Vigo County, Indiana


Vigo County Civil War Memorial
This monument is located in Terre Haute, Indiana at the Vigo County Courthouse. Erected in 1909 by the Vigo County Board of Commissioners & Vigo County Monumental Association as a Civil War Memorial.  


Colonel Richard W. Thompson Memorial
This is the Colonel Richard W. Thompson Memorial located at the Vigo County Courthouse beside the Civil War Memorial. The inscription on the monument reads: Colonel Richard W. Thompson.



Confederate Memorial

This is the Woodlawn Monument site, which is also known as the Tennessee 9th Cavalry memorial. Erected in 1912 by the U.S. Federal Government to commemorate the 11 confederate soldiers who died while captive in a local war camp.



Major General Charles Cruft Grave

The gravestone of Major General Charles Cruft of Terre Haute, Indiana. Cruft was born on January, 12, 1862, and was the leader of the 31st infantry and fought at many major Civil War Battles including the battles of Bull Run, Shiloh, Chattanooga, and Nashville. Following his military career in the Civil War, he practiced law in the Terre Haute area until his death on March 23, 1883.


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Markle Mill and House

The Markle Mill site is located in northeast Vigo County, and originally built by Abraham Markle. The Markel House and Mill are thought to have been involved in the Underground Railroad because of a tunnel discovered on the property.


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Lost Creek Township

With Historical Significance to its name, as it was heavily used as part of the Underground Railroad, the Lost Creek Township is located in Vigo County, Indiana. The photo documents the Lost Creek Township area on Hunt Road located in the northwest portion of Vigo County. You may find this location east on Hunt Road, just north of the Old Fort Harrison Road & Hunt Road intersection.


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Photo Credit: Rebekah Abby Colwell & Charles and Margret Marcy