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Near Wickliffe in Ballard County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Union Supply Base

 
 
Union Supply Base Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
1. Union Supply Base Marker
Inscription. One of first Kentucky positions, Fort Jefferson, occupied by Union troops after Confederate seizure of Columbus, Sept. 1861. From this base, Gen. U.S. Grant directed demonstration against Columbus, Jan. 1862. Troops from here joined in capturing Ft. Henry, Feb. 1862. One of four river ports in area used as Union supply bases for operations in the western theater.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 757.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 57.337′ N, 89° 5.469′ W. Marker is near Wickliffe, Kentucky, in Ballard County. Marker is on Westvaco Road (U.S. 51/62), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located at the entrance to Fort Jefferson Memorial Cross Park. Marker is in this post office area: Wickliffe KY 42087, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Jefferson Site / Indian Massacre (here, next to this marker); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Fort Jefferson (here, next to this marker); Fort Jefferson (a few steps from this marker); Lewis & Clark at Old Fort Jefferson
Markers at the Fort Jefferson Site Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
2. Markers at the Fort Jefferson Site
(approx. 0.2 miles away); County Named, 1842 (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Prince of the French Explorers (approx. one mile away); King Mounds (approx. 1.1 miles away); Welcome to Wickliffe Mounds (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wickliffe.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 996 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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