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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Skirmish at Florence

Skirmish at Florence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, April 30, 2019
1. Skirmish at Florence Marker
Inscription.  Union troops, had built forts around Covington to repel expected attack from CSA troops under Gen. Heth. Detachment of 101 CSA troops camped at Snow's Pond attacked here by scouting party of 53 USA cavalrymen Sept. 17, 1862. In the skirmish 1 Union, 5 Confederates killed and 1 Union, 7 Confederates were wounded. Larkin Vaughan, a civilian, killed by a stray shot.
Erected 1962 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 550.)
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.
Location. 38° 59.915′ N, 84° 37.601′ W. Marker is in Florence, Kentucky, in Boone County. Marker is at the intersection of Dixie Highway (U.S. 25) and U.S. 42, on the right when traveling south on Dixie Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Florence KY 41042, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hopeful Lutheran Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Timberlake (approx.
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1.9 miles away); Erlanger Depot / Erlanger Proper Subdivision (approx. 2 miles away); Erlanger Depot (approx. 2 miles away); Center of Population of U.S. in 1880 (approx. 3.3 miles away); John Hunt Morgan Escape Route (approx. 3.7 miles away); Boone County, 1798 (approx. 4.2 miles away); 1937 Flood at Constance / Anderson Ferry (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 22 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 30, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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