October 21 This day during the American Civil War

October 21, 1862 – in Leitchfield, Kentucky – On October 21, Col. John H. Morgan and his Confederate raiders camped at Leitchfield during the night. They then went into town where they captured a company of Home Guards. They moved the prisoners into the local courthouse.On October 22, Morgan promised not to kill the prisoners if they promised to not take up arms against the Confederacy for the remainder of the war. The Home Guard accepted these terms and were sworn to their word.

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