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Prestonsburg in Floyd County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Morgan's Last Raid

 
 
Morgan's Last Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2016
1. Morgan's Last Raid Marker
Side One
Inscription.
(Side One)
Morganís Last Raid

On tragic last Kentucky raid, Gen. John H. Morgan and Raiders entered state June 1, 1864, took Mt. Sterling June 8, lost it on June 9th, took Lexington on 10th, and Cynthiana on 11th. USA under Gen. S.G. Burbridge defeated CSA next day. Morgan retreated through here, reaching Virginia June 20. See map on other side. Raiders never recovered from this reverse.

(Side Two)
Confederate Raids and Invasions and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky.

(Map showing routes of Confederate raids and invasions into Kentucky 1861-1864)
 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 623.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 40.232′ N, 82° 46.593′ W. Marker is in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, in Floyd County. Marker is on N. Arnold Avenue south of Kentucky Highway 114, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prestonsburg KY 41653, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Burns House / A Brief History of the Garfield Place (within
Morgan's Last Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2016
2. Morgan's Last Raid Marker
Side Two
shouting distance of this marker); John Graham (approx. ľ mile away); Prestonsburg Toll Bridge / Chesapeake & Ohio Railway System (approx. ľ mile away); County Named, 1799 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Greenville R. Davidson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Floyd County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); The May Farm (approx. 0.9 miles away); Samuel May / Samuel May House (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Prestonsburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Burns House / Garfield Place and Morgan's Last Raid Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2016
3. The Burns House / Garfield Place and Morgan's Last Raid Markers
Markers on left (west) side of N. Arnold Avenue
The Burns House / Garfield Place and Morgan's Last Raid Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2016
4. The Burns House / Garfield Place and Morgan's Last Raid Markers
Markers are in a small park located north of the First Commonwealth Bank building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on August 26, 2016.
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