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Hazel Green in Wolfe County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

USA Gens. Morgan CSA

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

 
 
USA Gens. Morgan CSA Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 21, 2019
1. USA Gens. Morgan CSA Marker
Inscription.  Gen. George W. Morgan’s 9,000 USA force, cut off from supplies at Cumberland Gap, retreated 200 miles in 16 days to Greenup on Ohio River. It camped here Sept. 23, 1862.

Gen. John H. Morgan’s CSA men, on tragic last raid into Kentucky, moved by here. After two battles in Mount Sterling, they met defeat at Cynthiana, June 12, 1864, and retreated to Virginia.
 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 646.)
 
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.
 
Location. 37° 47.761′ N, 83° 24.75′ W. Marker is in Hazel Green, Kentucky, in Wolfe County. Marker is at the intersection of Kentucky Route 191 and Academy Road on State Route 191. Academy Road is a loop, intersecting Route 191 twice. This intersection is the western one, closest to town. Touch for map
USA Gens. Morgan CSA Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 21, 2019
2. USA Gens. Morgan CSA Marker
. Marker is in this post office area: Hazel Green KY 41332, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hazel Green Academy (a few steps from this marker); Swango Springs Spa (approx. half a mile away); Wolfe County War Memorial (approx. 8˝ miles away); Gateway to Appalachia (approx. 8˝ miles away); Swift's Silver Camp (approx. 8˝ miles away); Wolfe County, 1860 (approx. 8˝ miles away); a different marker also named USA Gens. Morgan CSA (approx. 8˝ miles away); Wolfe County Veterans Wall (approx. 8˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hazel Green.
 
USA Gens. Morgan CSA and Hazel Green Academy Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 21, 2019
3. USA Gens. Morgan CSA and Hazel Green Academy Markers
USA Gens. Morgan CSA Marker Mapside image. Click for full size.
By Frank Profitt, November 8, 2020
4. USA Gens. Morgan CSA Marker Mapside
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 12, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 12, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   4. submitted on November 8, 2020, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky.
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