According to http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-3531 John Hunt Morgan was born in Kentucky, USA on 1825 to Calvin Cogswell Morgan andHenrietta Hunt. He was a Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War, famed for his daring cavalry raids behind Union lines. A raid through Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio in 1863 was is most outstanding feat. John Hunt Morgan married Martha Ready and had 2 children. He passed away on 6 Sep 1864 in Abingdon, Virginia, USA.
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Harry goes into great detail about the pursuit of John Hunt Morgan and his Confederate soldiers who raided Ohio during June and July of 1863. By the time he writes the letter Morgan has been captured by Union troops but he does give information about what his unit did in chasing Morgan and his men. Also mentions General Shackelford and the Battle of Salienville. It is very difficult, without further information, to identify the soldier of this letter. Some searching was done looking at Ohio...