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Grayson in Carter County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

A Masterful Retreat

 
 
A Masterful Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
1. A Masterful Retreat Marker
Inscription. As Gen. George W. Morgan's Union force, 8,000 when here, retreated from Cumberland Gap, they were harassed from West Liberty by CSA Gen. John H. Morgan's Raiders. Failure of reinforcements to reach here caused Confederates to leave Oct. 1, 1862 and rejoin main CSA force in Lexington. Union forces reached Greenup Oct. 3, 200 miles in 16 days.
 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 842.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 19.884′ N, 82° 56.55′ W. Marker is in Grayson, Kentucky, in Carter County. Marker is on East Main Street (US 60). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grayson KY 41143, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Named, 1838 (approx. half a mile away); William Jason Fields (approx. half a mile away); Civil War Reunion (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pactolus Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 2.3 miles away); Saltpeter Cave
A Masterful Retreat Marker-Map on other side image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
2. A Masterful Retreat Marker-Map on other side
(approx. 10.3 miles away); Buffalo Furnace b/ Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 10.7 miles away); Greenbo Lake State Resort Park (approx. 10.7 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
A Masterful Retreat Marker-Distant photo image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
3. A Masterful Retreat Marker-Distant photo
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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