Items belonging to Morgan being displayed

COLUMBUS, Ky. (AP) - Personal items belonging to Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan are being displayed through Nov. 1 at Columbus-Belmont State Park in western Kentucky.

The Parks Department says the Civil War cavalry exhibit titled "The Horse Soldier" will highlight items used by confederate cavalrymen, particularly Morgan and fellow soldiers.

Morgan had been a successful businessman in Lexington before the war. He was killed in action at Greeneville, Tennessee, in 1864.

Some of the items to be exhibited include the cell door from the cell block of Morgan's imprisonment in the Columbus, Ohio, Penitentiary in 1863; the cavalry saber he used after escaping prison in November 1863; and a revolver given to him in 1854 by Lexington Mayor F.K. Hunt, Morgan's uncle.

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