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Near Salyersville in Magoffin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Ivy Point Skirmishes

 
 
Ivy Point Skirmishes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
1. Ivy Point Skirmishes Marker
Inscription.  During Civil War the Union Army's 14th Ky. Inf. operated in this area to scout and protect east Ky. On Oct. 30, 1863, 160 of these troops under Lieut. Col. Orlando Brown, Jr. repulsed Confederates here and captured 50 prisoners. Another skirmish occurred Nov. 30, 1863, when Capt. Peter Everett in command of 200 Confederates led surprise attack, captured 25 men.
 
Erected 1966 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 901.)
 
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 date for this entry is October 30, 1863.
 
Location. 37° 44.785′ N, 83° 4.806′ W. Marker is near Salyersville, Kentucky, in Magoffin County. Marker is on West Maple Street (U.S. 460) north of Licking Station Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: West Maple Street, Salyersville KY 41465, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Settlement (within shouting distance of this marker); Legends in Blue and Gray
Ivy Point Skirmishes Marker looking north on West Maple Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
2. Ivy Point Skirmishes Marker looking north on West Maple Street.
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); County Named, 1860 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Wm. "Uncle Billie" Adams (approx. 0.8 miles away); Reuben Patrick Grave (approx. 4.6 miles away); Boone Salt Springs (approx. 14.6 miles away); Daniel Boone’s Salt Lick (approx. 14.6 miles away); CSA Gens. Morgan USA (approx. 15.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salyersville.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Battle of Salyersville (Ivy Point Hill skirmishes). (Submitted on July 15, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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