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This week in the civil war

Rebels attack, whip up fear in Lexington

Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan raided Lexington, Ky., 150 years ago this week in the Civil War.

Morgan’s cavalry overpowered Union forces posted at Lexington on Oct. 18, 1862, and briefly captured its garrison before withdrawing.

His raid has whipped up fear and unease in the border state of Kentucky and surrounding states, including Ohio.

But he’s not the only Confederate sowing unease this month in 1862. Confederate cavalry legend J.E.B. Stuart has just raided Chambersburg, Pa., in early October 1862 following the carnage at Antietam.

– Associated Press

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