“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Tompkinsville in Monroe County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Morgan's First Raid

Morgan's First Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, October 2010
1. Morgan's First Raid Marker
Inscription. July 9, 1862, Morgan's Raiders, coming from Tenn. on first raid into Ky., attacked force of 9th Pa. Cav. at USA garrison. Raiders captured 30 of retreating enemy and destroyed tents and stores. They took 20 wagons, 50 mules, 40 horses, sugar and coffee supplies. At Glasgow they burned supplies, then went north, raiding 16 other towns before returning to Tenn.
Erected 1952 by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 524.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 36° 41.94′ N, 85° 41.259′ W. Marker is in Tompkinsville, Kentucky, in Monroe County. Marker is on East 4th Street (State Highway 163), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at the entrance to the Tompkinsville Elementary School. Marker is in this post office area: Tompkinsville KY 42167, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Tompkinsville (here, next to this marker); Monroe County - Tompkinsville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 0.3 miles away); Monroe County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Monroe County World War II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Monroe County Korean & Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tompkinsville National Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Operation Iraqi Freedom Monument (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tompkinsville.
Regarding Morgan's First Raid. This is stop #7 of the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail (Morgan's First Raid) driving tour. "Battle of Tompkinsville"
Also see . . .  John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail - Morgan's First Raid. (Submitted on January 8, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky.)
Additional keywords. General John Hunt Morgan, Major Thomas Jefferson Jordan
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 548 times since then and 67 times this year. Last updated on , by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. Photo   1. submitted on , by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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