From Ohio History Central
Text replacement - "Greeneville" to "Greenville"
<p>Morgan's Raid netted few positive results for the Confederate military. The raid diverted over 100,000 Union troops from their normal duties for three weeks, which fulfilled the primary mission that the Confederate high command had given to Morgan. Many of these Union soldiers represented the bulk of General Burnside’s cavalry, which was critically needed for leading an advance into East Tennessee. The raid did provide some hope to Confederate civilians that their military could still succeed following the Union victories at Gettysburg and Vicksburg in early July 1863. It also caused fear among Indiana and Ohio residents and cost thousands of these people personal property that the raiders had seized. Almost 4,400 Ohioans filed claims for compensation with the federal government for items that they lost to the Confederates or to Union soldiers and militia during the raid. The claims amounted to $678,915, with the government authorizing compensation in the amount of $576,225. While the Confederates succeeded in instilling fear in the civilian population, the raid inspired many of these people to fight even harder to defeat the Confederacy. In addition, the Confederate military lost a large number of veteran cavalrymen. The raid caused no significant harm to the transportation and communication infrastructure of the Union. The Great Raid had as many negative effects as positive ones for the Confederacy.</p>
<p>After his escape, Morgan returned to the Confederate army. He led cavalry forces in Tennessee and Kentucky. On September 4, 1864, Union soldiers surrounded a farmhouse near
Greeneville, Tennessee, where Morgan was staying. The Confederate general attempted to escape from the house, but was shot by the Union soldiers. Morgan died from his wounds.</p>
<p>General John Hunt Morgan is buried in Lexington, Kentucky.</p>