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A Masterful Retreat

 
 
A Masterful Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 30, 2018
1. A Masterful Retreat Marker
Inscription.  USA Brigadier General George W. Morgan with 8000 men reached here October 3, 1862 on way to Camp Dennison, Ohio, after retreating over 200 miles from Cumberland Gap in 16 days, harassed by CSA Morgan’s Raiders. USA forces had held Gap but Confederate operations based on Barbourville, 24 miles north of Gap, had cut off Union supplies and made retreat necessary.
 
Erected 1962 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 520.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 34.689′ N, 82° 50.21′ W. Marker is in Greenup, Kentucky, in Greenup County. Marker is on Main Street near Washington Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenup KY 41144, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Named, 1803 (here, next to this marker); Jesse Stuart (here, next to this marker); Greenup “Town Fathers” (here, next to this marker); Raccoon Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky
Three historical markers and two monuments at the courthouse image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 30, 2018
2. Three historical markers and two monuments at the courthouse
This marker is the leftmost.
(approx. ¼ mile away); E. K. Railway (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jesse Stuart (1906-1984) (approx. 2.7 miles away); John M. McConnell House (approx. 3.2 miles away); McConnell House Complex (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenup.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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