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

Civil War Action

 
 
Civil War Action Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
1. Civil War Action Marker
Inscription.  Every inhabitant of this pro-southern town was taken prisoner by the crew of a Union gunboat, July 26. 1862. All were released except 19 men who were taken to Evansville. Ind., as hostages to guarantee payment of $35,000 damages done by Rebel guerrillas.
 
Erected 1962 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 187.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 26, 1862.
 
Location. 37° 32.258′ N, 88° 3.886′ W. Marker is in Caseyville, Kentucky, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of Kentucky Route 1508 and Hill Street, on the right when traveling east on State Route 1508. Located in front of the Caseyville Methodist Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sturgis KY 42459, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. U. S. Treasurer (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Robert E. Lee Won with Sturgis Coal
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(approx. 4˝ miles away); Bell Mines (approx. 4˝ miles away); Geologic Wonder (approx. 7.1 miles away in Illinois); Lewis and Clark in Illinois (approx. 7.3 miles away in Illinois); The Cave (approx. 7.3 miles away in Illinois); Marshall House (approx. 11˝ miles away in Illinois); Tent City (approx. 11˝ miles away in Illinois).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article about Caseyville, Kentucky. (Submitted on September 15, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Civil War Action Marker on far right side of the Caseyville Methodist Church. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
2. Civil War Action Marker on far right side of the Caseyville Methodist Church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 379 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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