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Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Union Gen. U.S. Grant

 
 
Union Gen. U.S. Grant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. Union Gen. U.S. Grant Marker
Inscription. Union Gen. U.S. Grant occupied Paducah on Sept. 6,1861, building a pontoon bridge across the Ohio River to the Illinois shore. Ft. Anderson was built and named after Kentuckian and Ft. Sumter commander Maj. Robert Anderson. Attacked March 25 and April 14, 1864, the fort was successfully defended by both white and black troops commanded by Col. Stephen G. Hicks of Illinois. * Shown patrolling off Paducah in 1862 is the gunboat U.S.S. TYLER * In the spring of 1864, African-Americans were recruited in Kentucky for federal service as "U.S. Colored Volunteers." The 8th Colored Artillery (Heavy) was raised almost exclusively in Paducah as were elements of five other black regiments.

Marker 2
On March 25, 1864, Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest raided Paducah intent on disrupting communications and destroying or carrying off as many Union military supplies as possible. * Shown: Confederate assault of Ft. Anderson led by Paducahan Col. A.P. Thompson, killed within sight of his home. * In the distance are burning military stores. From the river, Union gunboats PEOSTA and PAW-PAW give supporting fire for the fort. * Kentucky was a slave state but overwhelmingly pro-Union. Paducah, however, was strongly pro-Confederacy. Gen Lloyd Tilghman, a Paducah resident, left here in summer 1861 to raise the 3rd Kentucky Regt., Conf.
"The Devil" General Nathanl Bedford Forrest CSA image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. "The Devil" General Nathanl Bedford Forrest CSA
States Army. He was killed in action during the 1863 Vicksburg Campaign.
 
Erected by David & Ann Denton.
 
Location. 37° 5.317′ N, 88° 35.661′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on North Water Street. Click for map. This mural is between The August 8th Emancipation Celebration at Stuart Nelson Park and Paducah's River Industry. Marker is in this post office area: Paducah KY 42001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Paducah's River Industry (here, next to this marker); "Market" (here, next to this marker); The August 8th Emancipation Celebration at Stuart Nelson Park (a few steps from this marker); Paducah's Architecture (a few steps from this marker); Fire Station #5 at 17th and Broadway (a few steps from this marker); Paducah 1873 "Birds Eye View" (a few steps from this marker); Robert S. Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); Barkley/Cobb Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Paducah.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Union Gen. U.S. Grant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
3. Union Gen. U.S. Grant Marker
Ulysses S. Grant USA image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
4. Ulysses S. Grant USA
"The Devil" General Nathanl Bedford Forrest CSA image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
5. "The Devil" General Nathanl Bedford Forrest CSA
CSA Gen Lloyd Tilghman image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
6. CSA Gen Lloyd Tilghman
Union Gen. U.S. Grant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
7. Union Gen. U.S. Grant Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 363 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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