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

Guerrilla Quantrill

 
 
Guerrilla Quantrill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 15, 2019
1. Guerrilla Quantrill Marker
Inscription.  William Quantrill, alias Captain Clarke, 4th Mo. Cav., taken here on May 10, 1865, ending four months Central Kentucky guerrilla raids. Surrounded in Wakefield's barn by Captain Terrill's 30 Kentuckians. Quantrill tried escape, mortally wounded and moved to Louisville Military Prison Hospital. He died June 6th, ending career as outlaw, then guerrilla for Southern cause.
 
Erected 1962 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 505.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 58.335′ N, 85° 18.619′ W. Marker is in Wakefield, Kentucky, in Spencer County. Marker is on Bloomfield Road (Kentucky Route 55) 0.3 miles south of Greens Lane, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Bloomfield Road, Taylorsville KY 40071, 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. Ham Brown Log Cabin
The view north on KY-55 towards Greens Lane. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 15, 2019
2. The view north on KY-55 towards Greens Lane.
(approx. 3.3 miles away); Walnut Groves Farm (approx. 3.4 miles away); Romantic 1825 Tragedy (approx. 3.9 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 4˝ miles away); Spencer House (approx. 4˝ miles away); The Spy Who Saved the Union (approx. 4˝ miles away); County Named, 1824 (approx. 4˝ miles away); Taylorsville (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  America’s Civil War: Guerrilla Leader William Clarke Quantrill’s Last Raid in Kentucky. (Submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
William Clarke Quantrill (July 31, 1837 – June 6, 1865) image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
3. William Clarke Quantrill (July 31, 1837 – June 6, 1865)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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