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Near Grayson in Carter County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

A Masterful Retreat

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

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, October 18, 2019
1. A Masterful Retreat Marker
Inscription.  Retreating from Cumberland Gap General George W. Morgan’s Union force of 8,000 men camped here Sept. 1862. CSA Morgan’s Raiders harassed USA, 30 miles along here; skirmishing, felling trees across roads and preempting food and supplies. Covering 200 miles in 16 days, USA reached Greenup on Ohio River Oct. 3, on way to Camp Dennison, Ohio.
 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 637.)
 
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 month for this entry is September 1862.
 
Location. 38° 15.192′ N, 82° 58.598′ W. Marker is near Grayson, Kentucky, in Carter County. Marker is at the intersection of Kentucky Route 7 and Kentucky Route 1496, on the left when traveling south on State Route 7. It is at Grayson Lake State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grayson KY 41143, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as
A Masterful Retreat Marker, map side image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 18, 2019
2. A Masterful Retreat Marker, map side
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the crow flies. Eastern Kentucky Railway (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named Eastern Kentucky Railway (approx. 5.4 miles away); County Named, 1838 (approx. 5.7 miles away); William Jason Fields (approx. 5.7 miles away); a different marker also named A Masterful Retreat (approx. 5.7 miles away); Mount Savage Furnace (approx. 5.8 miles away); a different marker also named Eastern Kentucky Railway (approx. 5.8 miles away); Civil War Reunion (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grayson.
 
A Masterful Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 18, 2019
3. A Masterful Retreat Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 12, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 12, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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