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Forrest Reconnoitered

 
 
Forrest Reconnoitered Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
1. Forrest Reconnoitered Marker
Inscription.  On reconnaissance and search for supplies, late Nov. 1861, CSA Gen. Nathan B. Forrest's cavalry scouted area. Reported USA forces of Gen. T. C. Crittenden gathered here. Forrest moved on to west. Again in area, Dec. 28, 1861, Forrest met and defeated Union scouting force in battle at Sacramento. CSA escaped capture by USA troops sent from Calhoun. See map over.

Reverse side map of: Confederate Raids and Invasions and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 665.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1861.
 
Location. 37° 32.2′ N, 87° 15.645′ W. Marker is in Calhoun, Kentucky, in McLean County. Marker is at the intersection of Poplar Street and West 2nd Street, on the right when traveling south on Poplar Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 West 2nd Street, Calhoun KY 42327, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Calhoun (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Calhoun Cemetery (about 400 feet away); County Named / Calhoun (about 800 feet away); McLean County War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Charles Hansford / Charles Hansford (1759-1850) (approx. 0.9 miles away); Union Camp Site / McLean County Recruits, Co. D 35 Regt. KY. Vol. Mounted Inf. (approx. 6 miles away); Livermore Bridge (approx. 7.8 miles away); William Worthington (1761-1848) (approx. 9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Calhoun.
 
Also see . . .  Explore Kentucky History on Forrest Reconnoitered. (Submitted on September 19, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Map on reverse side of Forrest Reconnoitered Marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
2. Map on reverse side of Forrest Reconnoitered Marker.
View of marker looking south on Poplar Street and truss bridge over Green River. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2018
3. View of marker looking south on Poplar Street and truss bridge over Green River.
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)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 19, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4. submitted on September 20, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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