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

Morgan's Headquarters

 
 
Morgan's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
1. Morgan's Headquarters Marker
Inscription.  This house, built 1832, owned in 1863 by Col. Robert Buckner, War of 1812 veteran, was headquarters, July 7-8, of CSA General J.H. Morgan. Raiders crossing river on captured steamers interrupted as US gunboat ELK arrived. They exchanged fire and then ELK retired, ammunition exhausted. After crossing river, CSA burned steamer ALICE DEAN. Hulk at river bottom to the west.
 
Erected 1975 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 602.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
 
Location. 38° 0.269′ N, 86° 10.394′ W. Marker is in Brandenburg, Kentucky, in Meade County. Marker is on Lawrence Street (Kentucky Route 228) west of Green Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brandenburg KY 40108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Louisville, Kentucky Confederate Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morgan — On To Ohio (approx. 0.2 miles away); Meade County Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Early Meade County Leader / Meade County Courthouse
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Flint for the Hunt (approx. 0.3 miles away); Underground Railroad Statue (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Rest at Otter Creek (approx. 0.4 miles away); Capture of the Alice Dean (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brandenburg.
 
Morgan's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
2. Morgan's Headquarters Marker
Morgan's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
3. Morgan's Headquarters Marker
Morgan's Headquarters image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
4. Morgan's Headquarters
U.S. Gunboat Elk image. Click for full size.
5. U.S. Gunboat Elk
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 17, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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