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Benton in Marshall 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 12, 2018
1. Civil War Action Marker
Inscription.  On March 23, 1864, two days before the Battle of Paducah, detached forces of Confederate Gen. Nathan B. Forrest's cavalry coming up from Columbus, Miss., and Union troops, both searching for horses, met by accident near here. In two skirmishes which took place three were killed in first engagement and four in the second. Burial was in the old Gilbert cemetery.
 
Erected 1962 by the Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 545.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 23, 1864.
 
Location. 36° 51.056′ N, 88° 20.998′ W. Marker is in Benton, Kentucky, in Marshall County. Marker is at the intersection of Poplar Street (U.S. 641) and 16th Street, on the right when traveling north on Poplar Street. Located at the entrance to the H.H. Lovett Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1529 Poplar Street, Benton KY 42025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry H. Lovett, Sr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); James R. Lemon (1848-1919) (approx. 0.3 miles away); County Named, 1842 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kentucky Writer (approx. 0.4 miles away); Benton County Vietnam Conflict Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Marshall County Civil War Cannon (approx. half a mile away); Shelby McCallum (approx. 0.9 miles away); Arthur H. Davis (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Benton.
 
Civil War Action Marker at H.H. Lovett Park. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 12, 2018
2. Civil War Action Marker at H.H. Lovett Park.
The view north on Poplar Street. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 12, 2018
3. The view north on Poplar Street.
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 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 120 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 22, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4. submitted on September 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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