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Gen. John Hunt Morgan
 Morgan's Men Association, Inc.
Founded Lexington, Kentucky, April 17, 1868

 Association of the Descendants of the men who rode with Gen. John Hunt Morgan, C.S.A.
 

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History
Membership
Officers
Articles
Resources
 News
Contact
Webrings
 Links
Memorabilia
 
Credits

 
Features
  • Dickson-Williams Home, where Gen. Morgan last slept.
  • John Paul Strain's  Morgan's Raid on the L & N
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    Morgan's Men Association History

          The Morgan's Men Association was formed originally at Lexington, Kentucky, at the reinternment of Gen. John Hunt Morgan, on April 17, 1868.  After serving as the funeral escort for their leader, the surviving members of Morgan's command met at the Phoenix Hotel and created the association.


     "The men pledged fidelity and affection for each other for as long as they lived and resolved that the memory of our illustrious and beloved leader shall ever be as indelibly stamped upon the tablets of our hearts as his name is written on the undying page of history."
     

     
    Morgan's Men met annually at least through 1883 when the reunion was held in Woodland Park in Lexington before a crowd of over 1,200 veterans and friends. Prominent Morgan's Men who led the reunion included Kentucky Governor James McCreary and Brig. Gen. Basil W. Duke.  The guest of honor was Gen. Morgan's only surviving child, Johnnie Hunt Morgan Caldwell. In 1898, the Association met in Cincinnati, Ohio, as guests of their old foe, the 7th Ohio Cavalry. Such was the pride associated with riding with Morgan and fighting against him.

     
     Crowd of ten thousand at Gen. Morgan statue 
    dedication in Lexington, KY 1910
    In 1903, at Parks Hill, in Nicholas County, Kentucky, the group was reorganized with a membership of 260 veterans. However, after that date the number of members slowly diminished as death took its toll.  At the 1916 reunion it was noted that only 167 of the veterans who met in 1903 were still alive.  In 1932, the Confederate Veteran magazine reported that just nine of the members were able to attend that year's meeting in Lexington and one of that number died just three days afterward.  Although no formal records remain, it is assumed that the 1932 meeting was one of the last. Incredibly, it was not until 1953 that the last surviving member died.

     
     
    The officers of the Morgan's Men Association included some of the South's most prominent men. Gen. Basil W. Duke served as president from its formation until his death in 1916.  Others who served as leaders were Kentucky Governor James B. McCreary, Kentucky Lt. Governor James E. Cantrill, Dr. John A. Lewis of Georgetown College, Col. D. Howard Smith, and Kentucky State Auditor, M. C. Saufley. Saufley noted that "I have never seen a man who belonged to Morgan's command who was not proud of his service."  Gen. Basil Duke proudly proclaimed at the same reunion that "nothing but death can remove the pride I feel in Morgan's Men".  Col. W. C. P. Breckinridge, responding to a standing ovation, asked the audience to remember him "simply as one of Morgan's Men".

    "Black Bess" and Gen. Morgan
     

     
    If one singled out the common bond that cemented these men together, it was the overwhelming pride they felt as Confederate soldiers who rode with the best, with Gen. John Hunt Morgan. However, as these men died the pride was left to be perpetuated in the dry pages of history books and on the cold lifeless marble of the Confederate monuments. 
    Morgan's Men as POWs
     

     
         Memories have faded and today many of the descendants of those "Rebel Raiders" hardly know their grandfathers and great-grandfathers even served at all. The re-establishment of the Morgan's Men Association is an attempt to change that, to re-establish the pride, to again celebrate our heritage as "Morgan's Men".  The Modern reorganization of the Morgan's Men Association is an association of members of the Morgan family and the descendants, both direct and collateral, of the Confederate soldiers who served with Gen. Morgan, and other interested persons whose common goal is to preserve a positive and accurate image of Morgan and his men, and to insure that the exploits of these brave men shall always be revered by the people of Kentucky and the rest of the nation.

     
     
     
    "Morgan's Men Association, Inc., shall be strictly historical and benevolent, non-political and non-sectarian."

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    Officers
    Commander-in-Chief: Ralph Widowski
    1st Lt. Commander: John McGee
    2nd Lt. Commander: Martin Sherrod
    Treasurer: Jinny Widowski
    Secretary: Sam Flora
    Historian: Tim Massey
    Chaplain: Morgan D. Silvers, DPM
    Judge Advocate: R. Burl McCoy
    Board Member: Ben Sewell
    Board Member: Lucille Haney
    Board Member: Jim Murphy
    Board Member: Beverly Ramnes
    Board Member: Charles McKenna

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    Membership Information


         There are two types of memberships available. Regular Membership is open to all members of the family of Luther Morgan, the grandfather of Gen. John Hunt Morgan, and to all descendants, both direct and collateral, of those who served honorably in the Confederate States Army in the command of Gen. Morgan.  Associate Membership is extended to all other persons who are interested in maintaining Gen. Morgan's honored place in our nation's history.  A special invitation is made to the descendants of the Union soldiers who fought against Morgan's Men.  Just as the Union opponents were proud of their adversary role, so will be their descendants. Membership is available to all applicants, regardless of age. Only the associate and regular members aged 16 years or older have the right to vote on Association matters.
     

    [List of Morgan's Confederate units ]   [List of some Union Adversaries]

    [Membership Application Form]  


         The Morgan's Men Association, Inc. hosts an annual meeting or "reunion" of the membership.  This reunion is held in late August or early Setember. These reunions are held in different historical locations associated with Morgan's Command.

         As a member of Morgan's Men, you will receive a beautiful 11" X 14" membership certificate, hand lettered with your name and the name, rank, and regimental affiliation of your ancestor. Associate members also receive a certificate proclaiming membership in the association.
     
     
     

    Join Us!
    Become one of Morgan's Men and rekindle the spirit of those young men who rode off to war with the pride and excitement of riding with MORGAN!

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    Contact Information:

    Questions or more membership information can be obtained by U.S. Mail by writing:

    Morgan's Men Association c/o Sam Flora
    1691 Kilkenny Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40505
    or by email contact Sam Flora


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    "I want to be a cavalryman
    And with John Hunt Morgan ride,
    A colt revolver in my belt
    A saber by my side.
    I want a pair of epaulets
    to match my suit of gray,
    The uniform my mother made 
    And lettered 'CSA'. "


    Other Resources


    Books By Morgan's Men of Yesterday and Today:

    "The Bride and the Bandit", a biography of Martha Ready Morgan, wartime bride of General John Hunt Morgan. By MMA members, Dr. Robert O. Neff and Edith Elizabeth Politz. Hard bound, 408 pages., including photographs and extensive notes. Strictly limited to 500 copies. Price $35.00 per copy plus $3.00 shipping. Check or money order only. Please include correct mailing address information with your order. Edith Elizabeth politz, 3703 Anthony Dr., Tallhassee, FL, 32308.

    "Confederate Pensioners of Kentucky" A compilation of Pension Applications of the Veterans & Widows 1912 - 1946 by MMA member, Steve D. Lynn, can now be ordered. Visit Steve's website for details and order form.

    "The Longest Raid of the Civil War" by MMA member, Lester V. Horwitz, can now be purchased in hard cover or paper back. Call toll-free 1-513-295-0464 to order a copy. Contains over 500 pages, 180 photos, and 39 county maps tracing Morgan's 1,000 mile raid. Visit "The Longest Raid" Website for more information.

    A History of Morgan's Cavalry, by Basil W. Duke and Reminiscenes of General
    W. Duke have now been reprinted. No MMA member should be without a copy of these first person accounts. The books are retailing for $39.95 each. In Lexington, contact Michael Courtney at Black Swan Books, 505 East Maxwell St. at (606) 252-7255. MMA members will receive a discount. Outside Lexington, check your local bookstore. (Also available from "The General's Book's" Blue and Gray Magazine)

    Confederate Wizards of the Saddle, (1914) by Bennett H. Young
    is now back in print. Bennett Young was one of Morgan's best officers, who later led the raid from Canada on St. Albans, Vermont. Available from Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble (bn.com)

    The Partisan Rangers of the Confederate States Army : Memoirs of General Adam R. Johnson, by Adam Rankin Johnson, reprint of the original. (available from Amazon Books)

     Morgan's Daring Raid: The Battle of Hartsville, by MMA member, John Timothy Heath, is the most complete account ever of the raid which was one of the most successful raids of the war.  The book is available in softcover for $25.00 or $37.50 hardcover. To order, write Battle of Hartsville Preservation, 121 McMurry Rd., Hartsville, TN  37074. Include $4.00 for shipping.


    Tennessee Preacher Tennessee Solder

     In early 1861, young Presbyterian minister John D. Kirkpatrick was preaching at his first church near Nashville. Even before Tennessee seceded, John heard the call to arms and joined the First Tennessee Volunteers. It was no surprise that he would enlist in the Confederate Army; his ancestors had served in both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. In 1862, he became a captain of Company C of the Ninth Tennessee Cavalry, which was soon attached to Morgan's Cavalry Brigade. He was with Morgan at Hartsville and on the Christmas Raid. He was captured in Gallatin, but escaped with the help of a southern-sympathizing federal guard. At Vaught's Hill, he commanded his regiment. On the Indiana-Ohio raid, he was with the first troops that crossed the Ohio River at Brandenburg. He narrowly avoided capture at Buffington Island because he had been sent across the river before the battle to secure the east bank. He then led 110 men on foot through the mountains of West Virginia to Confederate territory, arriving in time to fight under Forrest at Chickamauga. He commanded a battalion of Morgan’s men on Wheeler’s raid through Middle Tennessee, and, on the retreat into Alabama, commanded the rear guard at a bloody fight at Sugar Creek. John fought at Missionary Ridge, Ringgold Gap, and again under Wheeler at Charleston, Tennessee. Captain Kirkpatrick rejoined Morgan after his escape from prison, and commanded a battalion at Cove Gap and on Morgan’s Last Kentucky Raid. Although severely wounded at Cynthiana on the morning of June 12, 1864, he escaped capture and somehow was able to make his way back to Wytheville, Virginia, a two hundred mile trip through the mountains. Still the loyal Confederate, he spent the last few months of the war trying to get authorization from Richmond to raise a regiment of cavalry to fight under Forrest. After Lee's surrender at Appomattox, he appears to have been a part of Duke’s force that escorted Confederate President Jefferson Davis into Georgia. When Duke dismissed his troops at Woodstock, John headed west. He surrendered at Marion, Alabama on May 16, five weeks after Appomattox, and then headed home. After the war, he successfully led several churches in Nashville, taught theology at Cumberland University in Lebanon, and published a newspaper. When Morgan’s daughter, Johnnie Hunt Morgan Campbell, died, he helped officiate at her funeral. On his death, Cumberland University named their new home Kirkpatrick Memorial Hall.

    I have just published a book about Captain Kirkpatrick's Civil War career. Information about the book, including how to purchase it, can be obtained at http://tennesseepreachertennesseesoldier.com/. There is some outstanding authentic Confederate cavalry music there that will make the viewer wish he had been born a hundred years earlier.
    Tom Stevens

     Other Good Books On General Morgan or Morgan's men:

     To Die in Chicago: Confederate Prisoners at Camp Douglas 1862-65. By George Levy, Evanston Publishing, copyright 1999.

    Morgan's Raiders, by Dee Alexander Brown, copy right 1959 (available from Amazon Books)

    The Last Night and Last Day of John Hunt Morgan's Raid: Eyewitness Accounts of Morgan's Ohio Raid of 1863,  Edited by Jere. H. Simms (originally published 1913) Reprinted by Genesis Publishing Co., 1997. (Available from "The General's Books", Blue and Gray Magazine)

    Rebel Raider: The Life of General John Hunt Morgan, by James A. Ramage; The University Press of Kentucky; copyright 1986.  (Available at the Hunt-Morgan House, Lexington, Ky or Barnes and Noble)

    John Hunt Morgan and His Raiders, by Edison H. Thomas, University Press of Kentucky, copyright 1985 (Available from Amazon Books)

     Corydon--The Forgotten Battle of the Civil War, By W. Fred Conway, FBH Publishers, copyright 1994. (available at the Hunt-Morgan House, Lexington, KY)

    The Most Incredible Prison Escape of the Civil War, by W. Fred Conway, FBH Publishers, copyright 1994.(available at the Hunt-Morgan House, Lexington, KY)


    Ancestor Spotlight


    John D. Kirkpatrick

    In early 1861, young Presbyterian minister John D. Kirkpatrick was preaching at his first church near Nashville. Even before Tennessee seceded, John heard the call to arms and joined the First Tennessee Volunteers. It was no surprise that he would enlist in the Confederate Army; his ancestors had served in both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. In 1862, he became a captain of Company C of the Ninth Tennessee Cavalry, which was soon attached to Morgan's Cavalry Brigade. He was with Morgan at Hartsville and on the Christmas Raid. He was captured in Gallatin, but escaped with the help of a southern-sympathizing federal guard. At Vaught's Hill, he commanded his regiment. On the Indiana-Ohio raid, he was with the first troops that crossed the Ohio River at Brandenburg. He narrowly avoided capture at Buffington Island because he had been sent across the river before the battle to secure the east bank. He then led 110 men on foot through the mountains of West Virginia to Confederate territory, arriving in time to fight under Forrest at Chickamauga. He commanded a battalion of Morgan’s men on Wheeler’s raid through Middle Tennessee, and, on the retreat into Alabama, commanded the rear guard at a bloody fight at Sugar Creek. John fought at Missionary Ridge, Ringgold Gap, and again under Wheeler at Charleston, Tennessee. Captain Kirkpatrick rejoined Morgan after his escape from prison, and commanded a battalion at Cove Gap and on Morgan’s Last Kentucky Raid. Although severely wounded at Cynthiana on the morning of June 12, 1864, he escaped capture and somehow was able to make his way back to Wytheville, Virginia, a two hundred mile trip through the mountains. Still the loyal Confederate, he spent the last few months of the war trying to get authorization from Richmond to raise a regiment of cavalry to fight under Forrest. After Lee's surrender at Appomattox, he appears to have been a part of Duke’s force that escorted Confederate President Jefferson Davis into Georgia. When Duke dismissed his troops at Woodstock, John headed west. He surrendered at Marion, Alabama on May 16, five weeks after Appomattox, and then headed home. After the war, he successfully led several churches in Nashville, taught theology at Cumberland University in Lebanon, and published a newspaper. When Morgan’s daughter, Johnnie Hunt Morgan Campbell, died, he helped officiate at her funeral. On his death, Cumberland University named their new home Kirkpatrick Memorial Hall.
    Tom Stevens

    G.M. KERBOW

    I was born in Jackson County, Ga., Nov. 11, 1846 and volunteered to go to war at the age of 17. I entered in May, 1863, Company D, 16th Georgia Battalion Calvary. Colonel Billy Win was my colonel, Major Clark was our major and Captain Camp was captain of Company D. He was wounded at Bluntville, Tenn., and was unable for service any more. Lieut. Mathis succeeded him. My soldiering was in Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee. It was an independent battalion but most of the time I was with Morgan until he was killed. The Federals made it very interesting for us and they kept us in lead most of the time. One of the fights was at Bull’s Gap, Tenn. We went out on skirmish line. Every boy picked his log for protection. I got behind a chestnut log, a little fellow by the name of Cato got behind a pine log. We saw some few Federals entering a small boxed house and began shooting. Soon they saw us and they also began shooting. When they hit the log Cato was behind he said, “Lookout Marshall, begad.” I looked up and a bullet came whizzing into my hat, so I lay down again. Willingly I lay there until four o’clock in the evening. The prettiest music I have heard was Yankee Doodle played by the Federals and Dixie played by our boys. We were called in then and the Federals built their fires which meant they were going to leave their breast works. We cut them off at Morristown, six or seven miles away from Bull’s Gap. They were falling back to Knoxville. We had our pickets, the Federals drove them in, so we formed a line knowing they were near. The fight began and lasted all night. We captured about twelve hundred at once and drove the Federals to Knoxville. About a month after that I was captured at Sevenmile Ford in Virginia and they kept me four days and nights. We were guarded by two white regiments and one negro regiment as a rear guard. They marched us down the road 4 days and nights. Every man that got tired and give out he would be killed, as it was reported. When a man would fall behind the negroes would yell “Step up there white man, make my gun smoke after you: and step up there white man, bottom rail on top.” John Wallace soon grew tired and said, “Oh, Lord God, Marshall, I’m bound to die,” but hearing a gun fire he would pass me. After a while he said, “Oh, Lord God, Marshall, I’m bound to die.” I said, “Must I tell your friends and relatives you died a praying?” He said, “I don’t give a damn what you tell them.” When they paroled us we were very hungry and had nothing to eat except roasted corn and raw mutton. John Lancaster, John Maynard’s uncle, and I went to search for food. We went to a negro woman’s shack where she was cooking corn cakes. There we grabbed half a dozen cakes, put soap grease on them. It was the best food that I had ever eaten. Our order was to report at Knoxville after we were paroled, but I have not seen the place up until yet. We organized a battalion of infantry at Bristle, Tenn., left there and started to Richmond, got as far as Christianbury when Lee surrendered. I took my old mule out of the wagon train and started out for Johnson’s army in South Carolina, but he surrendered before we got there, then I started for home. I got home the first of May, arriving there at midnight. Mother made me pull off and burn all of my clothes which were filled with “cooties.” If there was ever a mule that had a soul, “Old Bill” did have the biggest one. He died near Enloe at the age of 24. I’m still here on my first legs, the father of 18 children. God has blessed me all my life. We old soldiers are all on the border line and will soon pass over the river and rest under the shade of the trees.” Cooper Review, Mar. 14, 1936, Cooper, Texas
    Mike Wilson

    Members Book Review

    Kentucky Raider by MMA Life Member Dr. George Karvel is the story of Commodore Perry "CP" Snell, 2nd Kentucky Cavalry, CSA, and the capture of General Edward Henry Hobson at Cynthiana, Kentucky on June 11, 1864 (John hunt Morgan's Last Kentucky Raid). The General's Order Book is given to "CP" by Morgan as a memento of the event. Kept in the family and never before published the order book gives fresh insight to the story of Hobson's capture and Morgan's Last Kentucky Raid. Snell's motives for joining Morgan's Men with his comrades from Warren County, KY, his wartime experiences, divorce and marriage to a women 25 years younger, combined with rapid rise to wealth after war's end are explored. Apparently not all Yankee gold was buried, lost and never recovered. The book may purchase at Amazon Books ($16.95) or for Kindle ($5.95). Autographed copies may be obtained by direct purchase from the author who may be reached at drgkarvel@aol.com. There is an added charge of $5.00 for mailing. All profits from the sale to MMA members will be donated to MMA.

    Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan Escapes From The Ohio Penitentiary". This book tells the reader who actually ordered General Morgan's Officers into the Ohio Penitentiary and Western State Penitentiary in Pennsylvania. It describes the treatment of General Morgan's men while incarcerated at the Ohio Penitentiary. It provides three accounts of digging the escape tunnel and three accounts of the long trip back to Richmond after the escape. It also describes General Morgan's welcome home in Richmond. The book is 326 pages and $12.49 at Amazon.com.

    Captain George A "Lightning Elsworth: General Morgan's Amazing Telegrapher". He was indeed a Captain and his last name was indeed spelled with one L. Most people know very little about George Elsworth but this book follows him from his first employment (where he accidentally burned down the building) until his death with his finger on his telegraph key. It describes his absolutely amazing exploits while working for General Morgan during the Civil War, the murder he committed after the Civil War and the attempted train robbery in Texas. A good part of this book is in Elsworth's own words. This book is one of my favorites. The book is 160 pages and $7.25 at Amazon.com.

    Reports Filed By Union and Confederate Officers Who Participated in Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan's July 1863 Indiana-Ohio Raid". These are after action reports sent to superior officers by the Union and Confederate participants of General Morgan's July 1863 Indiana-Ohio Raid. The book is 186 pages and $6.98 at Amazon.com.

    Union Army and Navy Messages Sent during Brigadier General Morgan's July 1863 Indiana-Ohio Raid". This book is 407 pages of telegrams and dispatches sent by Union forces in their attempt to catch General Morgan during his July 1863 Indiana-Ohio Raid. If anyone has wondered how General Morgan managed to go through Kentucky, part of Indiana, Southern Ohio and Eastern Ohio almost to the Pennsylvania border before he was caught this book will explain it. The reader will the conflicting, confusing and false messages sent between various Union commanders. I think this book is a must read for anyone interested in General Morgan's July 1863 Indiana-Ohio Raid. The book is 407 pages and $14.49 at Amazon.com.

    What happened in Jackson Country, Ohio on July 17, 1863?" This book describes the activities when General Morgan stopped briefly at Jackson, Ohio and then, with Colonel Duke's First Brigade, encountered Union Colonel Runkle and 1700 Ohio Militia at Berlin Crossroads, Ohio on July 17, 1863. This book also contains a description by the editor of the Scioto Gazette newspaper of General Morgan's Second Brigade, led by Colonel Johnson, leaving Jackson, Ohio on their way to Winchester, Ohio on July 17, 1863. The book is 67 pages and $5.49 at Amazon.com.


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    Morgan's Men Association News

    The Vidette
     
     Official Newsletter of the Morgans Men Association
     Published Semi-Occasionally
     May 2019
     
     Increase in Dues
     
     Starting on January 1, 2018
     Membership dues will increase to $25.00 yearly, $250.00 for lifetime membership, and $35.00 for new memberships.
     
     2018 Reunion
     
     Our 2018 Reunion was headquartered in Gallipolis, Ohio on August 24-25, 2018. On Friday afternoon for the early arrivals we toured the Tu-Endie-Wei State Park where the Battle of Point Pleasant took place. The Battlefield is at the confluence of the Kanawha River and the Ohio River in downtown Point Pleasant, West Virginia. The park commemorates the Battle of Point Pleasant, fought between the settler militia of Virginia and the forces of Shawnee Chief Cornstalk on October 10, 1774.
     On Friday night is was great seeing everybody that attended the Reunion. It was a honor to have David Mowery present to talk to our members.
     On Saturday morning we boarded our bus for the tour of The Battle of Buffington Island and events leading up to the Battle. Our tour guide for the day was David Mowery. Once we arrived to Portland, Ohio after a very interesting drive on the bus that no one will ever forget, we had a lunch from the Dawg Pound Restaurant, we toured the Portland Community Center and the Battle room. We then drove to many places in Portland where we saw where many events took place during the Battle. Going back to the Buffington Island State Park to place our wreath we had another VERY interesting bus ride.
     After our tour on Saturday afternoon we got back to the hotel and had a great buffet dinner, our speaker was David Mowery and a short business meeting before we adjourned until next year.
     In 2018, at the reunion we awarded a $500.00 scholarship to Bailee Ramnes. A 100 dollar cash donation to the Portland Community Center for their Buffington Island Museum and $1,000 dollar donation was given to the Buffington Island Battlefield Preservation Foundation. Thank you MMA members for your generous donations and due renewals.
     
     2019 Reunion
     
     Our 2019 will be held in Greeneville, Tennessee on August 23-24, 2019.
     We will be headquartered at the General Morgan Inn. Their address is 111 N. Main Street Greeneville, Tennessee 37743. Their telephone number is 423-787-1000 / 800-223-2679.
     The room rate for The Morgan’s Men Association is $119.00 per night plus taxes. Please tell them when calling that we have a block of rooms until July 15, 2019.
     For the early arrivals on Friday afternoon we will visit the Andrew Johnson site for a guided tour and then you can tour on your own the Greeneville/Greene County History Museum. There will no transportation for the tour but everything is in walking distance or you can drive yourself. Please gather lobby by 12in the:30pm so we can walk together for the tour.
     Our Friday evening we will gather at the Dickson-Williams Mansion (behind the General Morgan Inn) for our registration and fellowship from 6:00-8:00pm.
     On Saturday morning, we will have the reenactment of the death of General Morgan at the Dickson-Williams Mansion at 10:00am. This will be located right behind the General Morgan Inn at the back of the parking lot. Lunch will be on your own. Please plan to meet in the lobby at 12:45 to walk together to tour the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, at 2:00pm we will tour the St. James Church and at 3:00pm we will tour the Boxwood Manor. There will be no transportation provided for any of the tours. All locations are within walking distance.
     Our Saturday night banquet will be at the General Morgan Inn, doors will open at 6:00pm we will start eating at 6:30pm. Our speaker for the evening will be Michael Hardy followed by a short business session. After our business meeting we will gather at the Dickson-Williams Mansion for a candle light vigil.
     The dress code for Friday and Saturday tour is casual and comfortable walking shoes. Saturday evening is business wear.
     
     

    [Reunion Registration Form]


     
     Confederate Memorial Day
     
     Please plan to celebrate with the local U.D.C. Chapter and the local S.C.V. Camp at the Lexington Cemetery at the General John Hunt-Morgan Statue on Sunday June 2, 2019 at 3:00pm. There will also be a re-dedication of the Statue. All is welcome.
     
     Fundraisers
     
     Please consider donating or purchasing some of our event items. We are trying to raise funds as our membership has seen a decline and fewer members are renewing their dues. Our goal is to preserve the history of General John Hunt Morgan. We can only accomplish this with your generosity.
     
     Event T-shirts
     
     The price each shirt is $20.00 for sizes small thru extra large (please add $2.00 for 2 extra large and $4.00 for 3 extra large) if you pick the shirt up at the reunion.
     If you need it shipped please add $8.00 shipping and handling.
     


     
     The 2020 MMA Reunion
     
     Our next reunion will be in the Lexington, Kentucky area. The tentative dates are August 21-22, 2020.
     
     
     MMA College Scholarship
     
     The MMA Board of Directors has approved an Annual College Scholarship of $500.00 to be given annually. Applications for the 2019 award are now being accepted. Guidelines and applications may be obtained from our Commander Ralph Widowski, 3505 Grafton Road, Brunswick, OH 44212, e_mail rjwidowski@gmail.com.
     
     Ancestor Spotlight
     
     If anyone would like to spotlight their ancestor who rode with General Morgan please submit an e-mail no more than one page in length, summarizing their history to Ralph Widowski rjwidowski@gmail.com, who will try to put all or part of your article (at the discretion of the MMA Board of Directors) on our web-site. All articles become property of the MMA and cannot be reproduced without written permission of the Morgan's Men Association.
     
     100th. Year Morgan Monument Pins
     
     The 100th Year Morgan Monument pins are still available at a cost of $25.00 including shipping. Please contact Ralph Widowski if you are interested at 330-388-0899
     
     155th Anniversary Medals
     
     Cost is $20.00 if you pick it up at the reunion and $28.00 if it needs to be shipped. We will only have a limited number of medals to sell.
     


     
     Morgan's Men Association Shirts
     
     Morgan's Men Association shirts are still available. The shirts can be ordered directly from the embroiderer. Their information is
     Bullseye Activewear, Inc.
     2947 Nationwide Pkwy.
     Brunswick, Ohio 44212
     330-220-1720
     
     

    [Embroidered Shirt Order Form]


     
     John Hunt Morgan
     Table top Statue
     
     We have available a replica of the Statue of General Morgan in Downtown Lexington. We are taking paid orders for $325.00. The artist will ship the statues from their studio when completed (4-6 weeks). There is going to be a limited number of the statues made.
     


     
     

    [John Hunt Morgan Table Top Statue Order Form]


     
     Membership Dues
     
     Renewal dues are $25.00 annually, which must be paid before September 1, 2019 to avoid the late charge. Members who joined last year after September 1, 2018 do not owe 2019 renewal dues. If you are unsure of your dues status, contact the Treasurer, Jinny Widowski (rjwidowski@gmail.com). Lifetime membership is available for $250.00 and you will receive a Lifetime Membership lapel pin. Please make checks payable to the Morgan's Men Association and send to Jinny Widowski, Treasurer, 3505 Grafton Rd. Brunswick, Ohio 44212. Please include your present address and membership number which is located on your membership certificate.
     
     Change of Address
     
     If you have a change of address please notify our Treasurer Jinny Widowski 3505 Grafton Rd. Brunswick, Ohio 44212, or email at rjwidowski@gmail.com so we can keep our database up to date for our mailings.
     
     The 2018-2019 Board of Directors
     
     Commander-in-Chief: Ralph Widowski
     1st Lt. Commander: John McGee
     2nd Lt. Commander: Martin Sherrod
     Treasurer: Jinny Widowski
     Secretary: Sam Flora
     Historian: Tim Massey
     Chaplain: Morgan D. Silvers, DPM
     Board Member: R. Burl McCoy
     Board Member: Ben Sewell
     Board Member: Lucille Haney
     Board Member: Jim Murphy
     Board Member: Beverly Ramnes
     Board Member: Charles McKenna
     

     Website Updated 6-2-2019
     
     

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    Richard Davis for his photograph of Gen. Morgan's grave.
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