Historic Walking Tour

Raid on Newburgh Historic Walking Tours

Newburgh Museum, 503 State Street
Saturday, July 18th at 11 am and 2:30 pm 

Ray Mulesky, a former Evansville resident, authored Thunder From a Clear Sky: Stovepipe Johnson’s Confederate Raid on Newburgh, Indiana detailing an all-true historic event about the Raid on Newburgh that occurred July 18, 1862 led by Adam Rankin Johnson and a small Confederate cavalry of raiders. Newburgh was the first town north of the Union-Confederate line involved in a Civil War confrontation. Join us for a ‘walk through history’ to enjoy and learn from one of these two historic walking tours on Saturday that will include:

  • Location of the warehouse on the wharf in Newburgh where guns and ammunition were stored
  • How the band of raiders confiscated guns at the Exchange Hotel Hospital where wounded soldiers were convalescing from the Battle of Shiloh
  • The band of raiders as they pilfered the residential homes in Newburgh
  • How Union Bethell and the Indiana Home Guard responded
  • The discovery of “traitors”
  • How the townsfolk dealt with the “traitors”
  • Did the band of raiders get away?
  • Was there a conspiracy?

Two historic walking tours will begin from the Newburgh Museum at 11 am and 2:30 pm and last one hour. Individuals will be walking approximately ten blocks. Join us for one of the historic walking tours highlighting buildings and events involved in the raid as many of these buildings are still standing today. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the Newburgh Museum at 503 State Street, or by phone at 812-853-5045.