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West Liberty in Morgan County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

CSA Gens. Morgan USA

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

 
 
CSA Gens. Morgan USA Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
1. CSA Gens. Morgan USA Marker
Inscription.  General George W. Morgan's 9,000 USA force, cut off from supplies at Cumberland Gap, retreated 200 mi. in 16 days to Greenup on Ohio River. Camped here Sept. 24-25, 1862.
Gen. John H. Morgan's CSA men, on tragic last raid into Kentucky, after two battles in Mt. Sterling met defeat at Cynthiana June 12, 1864. They moved through here on retreat to Va. Map on other side.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 648.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky - Confederate Raids and Invasions, and a Federal Retreat, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists.
 
Location. 37° 55.012′ N, 83° 15.668′ W. Marker is in West Liberty, Kentucky, in Morgan County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 460) south of Gullett Street, on the right when traveling south. In front of Licking River Rural Electric Cooperative. Touch for map.
Map of Confederate Raids and Invasions image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
2. Map of Confederate Raids and Invasions
Marker is at or near this postal address: 271 Main Street, West Liberty KY 41472, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Liberty~Civil War (here, next to this marker); Founding of Morgan County / The Old Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Swango Springs Spa (approx. 11.4 miles away); USA Gens. Morgan CSA (approx. 11.8 miles away); Hazel Green Academy (approx. 11.8 miles away); Skirmish Here / Confederate Raids and Invasions and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky. (approx. 11.8 miles away); A Masterful Retreat / Confederate Raids and Invasions and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky. (approx. 13.9 miles away); County Named, 1869 (approx. 13.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Liberty.
 
View north on US-460 with the marker in foreground. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
3. View north on US-460 with the marker in foreground.
Map on reverse can be seen in background, looking south on Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
4. Map on reverse can be seen in background, looking south on Main Street.
USA General George W. Morgan / CSA General John H. Morgan image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton
5. USA General George W. Morgan / CSA General John H. Morgan
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 21, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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