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Campton 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-Side 1 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
1. USA Gens. Morgan CSA Marker-Side 1
Inscription.  Gen. 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 R. Passed near here Sept. 23, 1862. Gen. John H. Morgan's CSA men, on tragic last raid into Kentucky moved by here. After two battles at Mt. Sterling, they met defeat in Cynthiana, June 12, 1864 and retreated to Va. Map other side.
 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 647.)
 
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° 44.101′ N, 83° 32.837′ W. Marker is in Campton, Kentucky, in Wolfe County. Marker is on Court Street. The marker is located on the grounds of the Wolfe County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 Court St, Campton KY 41301, 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. Wolfe County, 1860 (here, next to this marker); Swift's Silver Camp
USA Gens. Morgan CSA Marker-Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
2. USA Gens. Morgan CSA Marker-Side 2
(a few steps from this marker); Gateway to Appalachia (a few steps from this marker); Wolfe County Veterans Wall (a few steps from this marker); Wolfe County War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Alvan Drew School (approx. 4 miles away); Hazel Green Academy (approx. 8˝ miles away); a different marker also named USA Gens. Morgan CSA (approx. 8˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Campton.
 
USA Gens. Morgan CSA Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
3. USA Gens. Morgan CSA Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 424 times since then. Last updated on October 25, 2020, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 20, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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