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Hero or Villain? Governor Oliver P. Morton and the Civil War in Indiana

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 12:00p
Jeffersonville Carnegie Library Jeffersonville, IN

Governor Oliver P. Morton of Indiana stands as one of the most significant political leaders in the Civil War era. A staunch Unionist, he worked tirelessly to support the military effort, winning the nickname, “The Soldier’s Friend.â€* He also centralized and expanded power, often in ruthless ways. For twenty-one months in the middle of the war, the Republican governor ran the state of Indiana from his office, skirting the law and ignoring constitutional restraints during his period of “One… Show more

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Jeffersonville Carnegie Library
129 E. Court Ave.
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
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