Columbia in Adair County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
General John Hunt Morgan's cavalry, returning from second Kentucky raid, passed here on way back to Tennessee, Jan. 1, 1863. On raid, Union's rail supply line wrecked and $2,000,000 property destroyed. July 3, 1863, Morgan here again drove out small USA force. On July 8, at Brandenburg, crossed river into Indiana. Captured in NE Ohio, July 26. See map over.
Confederate Raids and Invasions
and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky.
Erected 1964 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 707.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 6.164′ N, 85° 18.37′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Kentucky, in Adair County. Marker is at the intersection of Public Square and Burkesville Street (Kentucky Route 80), on the right when traveling south on Public Square. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 424 Public Square, Columbia KY 42728, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Adair County Revolutionary War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Adair County Courthouse Col. Frank L. Wolford (a few steps from this marker); Jane Lampton Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank Lane Wolford (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Columbia-Union Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Daniel Trabue (1760-1840) (approx. ľ mile away); Male and Female School Site / Student Parking in the 1850s (approx. ľ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
Also see . . . The Raid Begins: Morganís Raiders in Kentucky. (Submitted on May 18, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.