Near Horse Cave in Barren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
On CSA invasion of Kentucky, resulting in battle of Perryville, Gen. Leonidas Polk’s wing moved thru here, Sept. 16, 1862, to attack USA troops at Munfordville.
Two of Kentucky raids by CSA Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s cavalry routed thru here, July 10 and Dec. 25, 1862. On second raid, skirmish here failed to retard the CSA. See map other side.
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 698.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 8.498′ N, 85° 51.751′ W. Marker is near Horse Cave, Kentucky, in Barren County. Marker is on North Jackson Highway (U.S. 31E) 2.3 miles south of Kentucky Route 218, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cave City KY 42127, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lt. Charles Moran - USAF (approx. 3.6 miles away); Partisan Protected (approx. 4.7 miles away); First Farmers Rural Electric Co-Op Substation (approx. 4.9 miles away); Unknown Confederate Soldier Monument Cave City Raid (approx. 5.3 miles away); Morgan's Cave City Raid (approx. 5.3 miles away); General Joseph H. Lewis (approx. 5.3 miles away); Gen. Joseph H. Lewis (approx. 5.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Horse Cave.
Also see . . .
1. Bacon Creek during the Civil War.
December 25th 1862: Skirmish took place at Bacon Creek between a company of the Second Michigan Calvary and the advance-guard of the rebel forces under General Morgan (Submitted on November 27, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864). One of the leading Confederate raiders, John Hunt Morgan found it difficult to comply with the constraints placed upon his activities by his superiors. Born in Alabama, he had served in the Mexican War as a first lieutenant with the 1st Kentucky. (Submitted on November 27, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. General Leonidas Polk, (1806-1864). In 1862, Polk commanded troops at the Battles of Shiloh, Perryville, and Stones River. Bad blood developed between Polk and his superior officer, Braxton Bragg, due to Polk’s refusal (Submitted on November 27, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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