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Cynthiana in Harrison County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

1st and 2nd Battle of Cynthiana

 
 
1st Battle of Cynthiana Marker image. Click for full size.
By Matt Carter, September 11, 2010
1. 1st Battle of Cynthiana Marker
Inscription. (Front):
1st Battle of Cynthiana
During CSA Col. John H. Morganís 1st KY Raid, on July 17, 1862, 875 CSA hit town via the Georgetown Pike. 350 US troops & Home Guard defended town from houses. Morgan attacked across Licking River and outflanked US troops, who gave up after 2 hours. Approx. 40 CSA, 90 US killed & wounded. Morgan was surprised because the US defense was unexpectedly strong.

(Reverse):
2nd Battle of Cynthiana
In mid-1864, Morgan raided KY from VA. Discipline had broken down and some CSA robbed a Mt.Sterling bank before coming here on June 11. CSA defeated Union defenders and burned part of town to drive defenders out of houses. Morganís men were routed the next day north of town. Defeated, the CSA fled back to VA.

With gratitude to Joe Moss, KJHS, Eastside Elem.
 
Erected 2009 by Kentucky Historical Society. (Marker Number 2312.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 23.19′ N, 84° 17.98′ W. Marker is in Cynthiana, Kentucky, in Harrison County. Marker is on Paris Pike (U.S. 27), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cynthiana KY 41031, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
2nd Battle of Cynthiana Marker image. Click for full size.
By Matt Carter, September 11, 2010
2. 2nd Battle of Cynthiana Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Renowned Piscator (a few steps from this marker); Destroyers-USS Cassin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Log Court House (approx. ľ mile away); County Named, 1793 (approx. ľ mile away); The Old Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Death Valley Scotty (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ruddle's Station (approx. 3.3 miles away); Bourbon Whiskey / Jacob Spears (approx. 7.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cynthiana.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Matt Carter of Lexington, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 881 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Matt Carter of Lexington, Kentucky. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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