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Near Marion in Crittenden 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. Returning from reconnaissance and foraging mission to Ohio River, CSA Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest with cavalry here Dec. 1, 1861, learned of threats to and arrests of Southern sympathizers. While capturing a few instigators, regimental Surgeon S. M. VanWyck was killed. Forrest stayed here another day before returning to Hopkinsville. See map other side.

Reverse side map of: Confederate Raids and Invasions and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky.
 
Erected 1963 by the Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (. (Marker Number 615.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 20.721′ N, 88° 3.928′ W. Marker is near Marion, Kentucky, in Crittenden County. Marker is at the intersection of Sturgis Road (U.S. 60) and Adams Street on Sturgis Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Sturgis Road, Marion KY 42064, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. F. Julius Fohs (1884-1965) / Fohs Hall (approx. 1.1 miles away); County Named, 1842 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Crittenden County Courthouse, Marion
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.
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 1.3 miles away); Senator W. J. Deboe / Senators from Marion (approx. 1.3 miles away); Family of Judges (approx. 1.3 miles away); Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church / Pioneer Church (approx. 4 miles away); Centerville (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
Forrest Reconnoitered Marker looking northerly towards Sturgis. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
3. Forrest Reconnoitered Marker looking northerly towards Sturgis.
Forrest Reconnoitered Marker at the City of Marion city limit. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
4. Forrest Reconnoitered Marker at the City of Marion city limit.
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 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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