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Quicksand in Breathitt County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Quicksand — 1864

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

 
 
Quicksand — 1864 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 20, 2019
1. Quicksand — 1864 Marker
Inscription.  Part of Company I, 14th Kentucky Infantry, USA, attacked Confederates camped here, night of April 5, 1864. CSA loss: eight killed or wounded, three prisoners and 24 horses taken.

Gen. John H. Morgan’s CSA men, on tragic last raid into Kentucky, moved by here. After two battles at Mount Sterling, they met defeat in Cynthiana, June 12, 1864, and retreated to Virginia.
 
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 841.)
 
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 date for this entry is April 5, 1864.
 
Location. 37° 32.107′ N, 83° 20.846′ W. Marker is in Quicksand, Kentucky, in Breathitt County. Marker is at the intersection of Kentucky Route 15 and Route 1089, on the left when traveling north on State Route 15. It is at the entrance to the University of Kentucky's Robinson Center for Appalachian
Map on Reverse of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 20, 2019
2. Map on Reverse of Marker
Map was originally color-coded, showing different lines of invasion and retreat by different Generals from 1862 to 1864.
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Resource Sustainability. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson KY 41339, 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. World War I Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Korean War Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Willie Sandlin (approx. 2.4 miles away); Breathitt County (approx. 2.4 miles away); Broken Column (approx. 2.4 miles away); "Bloody Breathitt" (approx. 2.4 miles away); Breathitt Volunteers (approx. 2.4 miles away); Sam and Nola of Morris Fork (approx. 13.4 miles away).
 
Quicksand — 1864 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 20, 2019
3. Quicksand — 1864 Marker
Quicksand — 1864 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Frank Profitt, February 24, 2021
4. Quicksand — 1864 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 9, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   4. submitted on February 27, 2021, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky.

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