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The adjectives used to describe Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s 1863 raid into Indiana and Ohio range from “spectacular” and “incredible” to “foolish” and “worthless.” Morgan biographer James A. Ramage calls it nothing more than a pinprick in a healthy arm. Historian Bruce Catton classified this campaign with all others by Morgan, saying that it made headlines, without any doubt, but didn’t influence the outcome of the war. Even frequent references to it as the “Great Raid” are potentially contradictory or misleading because many historians and military analysts would argue that it was anything but “great” in its effect on the Confederate effort to win the war.