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

Forrest Reconnoitered

 
 
Forrest Reconnoitered Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
1. Forrest Reconnoitered Marker
Inscription.  CSA Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and cavalry came here 3 times on reconnaissance missions from Hopkinsville. Captured USA arms and equipment here, Nov. 24, 1861. Moved through here Dec. 28 on way to victory over larger USA force at Sacramento and returned for camp here that night. Jan. 1862, here to burn Pond River bridges, delay Union army. See 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 614.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1862.
 
Location. 37° 12.031′ N, 87° 10.696′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Kentucky, in Muhlenberg County. Marker is on Main Street south of East Main Cross Street, on the right when traveling north. Located in front of the Muhlenberg
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County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Main Street, Greenville KY 42345, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of New Orleans (here, next to this marker); Revolutionary War Soldiers (a few steps from this marker); Muhlenberg County (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Greenville Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Short House / George W. Short (1805-1863) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Muhlenberg Hero (approx. ¾ mile away); Jonathan E. Spilman (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Battle of Sacramento. (Submitted on September 15, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Forrest Reconnoitered Marker (Map from reverse) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
2. Forrest Reconnoitered Marker (Map from reverse)
Forrest Reconnoitered Marker at the Muhlenberg County Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
3. Forrest Reconnoitered Marker at the Muhlenberg County Courthouse.
Nathan Bedford Forrest (July 13, 1821 – October 29, 1877) image. Click for full size.
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4. Nathan Bedford Forrest (July 13, 1821 – October 29, 1877)
Called Bedford Forrest in his lifetime.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 15, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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