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

A Masterful Retreat

Confederate Raids and Invasions, and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky

 
 
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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky - Confederate Raids and Invasions, and a Federal Retreat, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is October 3, 1862.
 
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
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.
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(here, next to this marker); Greenup “Town Fathers” (here, next to this marker); Raccoon Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (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.
 
More about this marker. When this marker was recast, the map of Confederate Raids and Invasions, and a Federal Retreat on the reverse was omitted and the text from the front was repeated on the back.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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