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

Forrest Reconnoitered

 
 
Forrest Reconnoitered Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
1. Forrest Reconnoitered Marker
Inscription. CSA Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, on reconnaissance and foraging mission toward the Ohio River Nov. 24 to Dec. 5, 1861, passed here with 300 cavalry on way to Caseyville. There he found large supply of hogs and took some along. After he left, USA picked up remainder. While returning to Hopkinsville Forrest captured horses, cattle and more hogs. Map on other side.

Reverse side map of: Confederate Raids and Invasions and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky.
 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 612.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 40.971′ N, 87° 55.079′ W. Marker is in Morganfield, Kentucky, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of West O'Bannon Street and South Morgan Street (U.S. 60), on the left when traveling west on West O'Bannon Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 West O'Bannon Street, Morganfield KY 42437, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union County, 1811 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln Spoke Here (about
Map on reverse of Forrest Reconnoitered Marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
2. Map on reverse of Forrest Reconnoitered Marker.
400 feet away); George Huston (approx. ¼ mile away); Earle C. Clements (approx. half a mile away); Baseball Great (approx. 2.3 miles away); Nally Spa (approx. 2.9 miles away); Richards Home Site (approx. 6.9 miles away); The Robert E. Lee Won with Sturgis Coal (approx. 10.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morganfield.
 
Categories. AnimalsWar, US Civil
 
View of marker looking south on South Morgan Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
3. View of marker looking south on South Morgan Street.
Forrest Reconnoitered Marker next to Union County Public Library. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
4. Forrest Reconnoitered Marker next to Union County Public Library.
Nathan Bedford Forrest (July 13, 1821 – October 29, 1877) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton
5. Nathan Bedford Forrest (July 13, 1821 – October 29, 1877)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 21, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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