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

General “Stovepipe” Johnson

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, September 17, 2017
1. General "Stovepipe" Johnson Marker
Inscription.  General Adam Rankin "Stovepipe" Johnson was born in Henderson on February 8, 1834. His boyhood home was located at 100 North Main Street. In 1862, Adam Rankin Johnson was commissioned a Colonel in the 10th Kentucky Cavalry of the Confederate Army. On June 30, 1862, Colonel Johnson and his two "Breckinridge Guards," Robert Martin and Amplias Owen, attacked a company of Federal soldiers who occupied a two-story brick structure at 415-425 North Main Street. Johnson and his men escaped unharmed; several of the Federal soldiers were wounded in the two hour attack. Johnson and his Confederate "army" marched back into town two weeks later and seized the courthouse, flying the Confederate flag over Henderson for one day on July 17, 1862. Shortly thereafter, Johnson successfully raided Newburgh, Indiana, where he threatened to use a "cannon" (actually a stovepipe lying atop wagon wheels) if the community did not surrender. Adam Rankin Johnson was promoted to brigadier general in 1864.
 
Location. 37° 50.46′ N, 87° 35.655′ W. Marker is in Henderson, Kentucky, in Henderson
General "Stovepipe" Johnson Marker (<i>tall view; overlooking the Ohio River</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 17, 2017
2. General "Stovepipe" Johnson Marker (tall view; overlooking the Ohio River)
County. Marker can be reached from North Water Street north of 1st Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located along the pedestrian walkway in Audubon Mill Park, overlooking the Ohio River. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 N Water St, Henderson KY 42420, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John James Audubon in Henderson (a few steps from this marker); Steamboats (a few steps from this marker); Good Government League (within shouting distance of this marker); Audubon's Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Father of the Blues (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ohio River (within shouting distance of this marker); Henderson's Governors (within shouting distance of this marker); Audubon Saw and Grist Mill (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henderson.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. General Adam Rankin "Stovepipe" Johnson
 
Also see . . .  Brig. General Adam "Stovepipe" Johnson (CSA). Johnson was a noted Indian fighter and provided supplies and animals for the Butterfield Overland Mail stations. When the Civil War began and his native Kentucky struggled to maintain its neutrality, Johnson returned home and joined Nathan B. Forrest's cavalry battalion as a scout. He received a promotion to colonel in recognition for his exploits as commander of his Partisan Rangers,
General "Stovepipe" Johnson Marker (<i>wide view; Ohio River & railroad bridge in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 17, 2017
3. General "Stovepipe" Johnson Marker (wide view; Ohio River & railroad bridge in background)
a regiment that often operated deep within Federal lines in Kentucky. Johnson's men harassed Union supply lines and isolated garrisons. Johnson was appointed brigadier general in 1864; this appointment was not confirmed by the Confederate Congress. Later, he was blinded by an accidental shot from one of his own men during an attack at Grubb's Crossroads near Princeton, Kentucky. He was subsequently captured by the Federals and imprisoned for much of the rest of the war in Fort Warren. (Submitted on August 15, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
CSA Colonel Adam R. "Stovepipe" Johnson image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
4. CSA Colonel Adam R. "Stovepipe" Johnson
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.
 
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