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Elizabethtown in Hardin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Morgan's Second Raid

 
 
Morgan's Second Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert H. Moore, II, August 14, 2009
1. Morgan's Second Raid Marker
Inscription. North of here, Morgan's Raiders destroyed two of the most important L & N R.R. trestles Dec. 28, 1862, rendering line impassable for two months. Circling this area, they returned to Tenn. on Jan, 2, 1863. In eleven days they destroyed $2,000,000 in U.S. property, wrecked L & N line from Munfordville to Shepherdsville, and captured, then paroled, 1,877 prisoners.
 
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 525.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 41.313′ N, 85° 51.244′ W. Marker is in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, in Hardin County. Marker is on Dixie Highway East (U.S. 31W), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elizabethtown KY 42701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Three Forts (here, next to this marker); Elizabethtown Battle (here, next to this marker); Lincoln-Haycraft Memorial Bridge (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Make a Street Fight Out of It" (approx. mile
Morgan's Second Raid Marker among others at the same site image. Click for full size.
By Robert H. Moore, II, August 14, 2009
2. Morgan's Second Raid Marker among others at the same site
away); General Custer Here (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Cannonball (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rineyville Named (approx. 7.5 miles away); Captured and Burned (approx. 9.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elizabethtown.
 
More about this marker. Though this is not one of the approximately 15 markers listed on the "John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Kentucky" markers series, it does relate to that series of events.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Trails-R-Us: John Hunt Morgan in Kentucky. (Submitted on December 5, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 918 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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