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Somerset in Pulaski County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Morgan's First Raid

 
 
Morgan's First Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 21, 2013
1. Morgan's First Raid Marker
Inscription. CSA General John H. Morgan's first Kentucky raid covered 1000 miles, July 4 to July 28, 1862—24 days. Left Tenn. with 900 men, returned with 1200, captured 17 towns, 300 horses, destroyed Union supplies. Here, July 21, Morgan took over telegraph line and countermanded USA orders to pursue. Destroyed commissary stores, wagons, arms. Moved on to Monticello. See map.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 677.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 5.582′ N, 84° 36.293′ W. Marker is in Somerset, Kentucky, in Pulaski County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and East Columbia Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 N. Main St., Somerset KY 42501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Home of Governor Morrow (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pulaski County 1799 (approx. mile away); Town Spring (approx. mile away); Russell S. Dyche Memorial Highway
Morgan's First Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 21, 2013
2. Morgan's First Raid Marker
The map is on the reverse side of this marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Dutton's Hill Battle (approx. 1.6 miles away); Harriette Simpson Arnow (approx. 7 miles away); First Boy Scout Troop (approx. 7.2 miles away); Confederate Defense Line (approx. 7.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Somerset.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Morgan's First Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 21, 2013
3. Morgan's First Raid Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 251 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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