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

Elizabethtown Battle

 
 
Elizabethtown Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert H. Moore, II, August 14, 2009
1. Elizabethtown Battle Marker
Inscription. Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan on his second raid into Kentucky, with 3,900 men, was met by 652 Union troops under Lt. Col. H.S. Smith, Dec. 27, 1862. Object of raid was destruction of L & N R.R. main artery for U.S.A. troop movement south. Morgan surrounded town and placed artillery on the cemetery hill. Elizabethtown garrison was destroyed. Federals surrendered.
 
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1116.)
 
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). 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. Morgan's Second Raid (here, next to this marker); Three Forts (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 away); General Custer Here
Elizabethtown Battle Marker along with other markers at the same site image. Click for full size.
By Robert H. Moore, II, August 14, 2009
2. Elizabethtown Battle Marker along with other markers at the same site
(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 1,174 times since then and 23 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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