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Near Princeton in Caldwell County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Ranger Leader Blinded

 
 
Ranger Leader Blinded Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
1. Ranger Leader Blinded Marker
Inscription.  Confederate Gen. Adam R. Johnson with 1700 Partisan Rangers were in area seeking recruits and supplies. Learning of Union troops under Gen. E. H. Hobson camped at Grubb's Cross Roads, Johnson attacked. Aug. 21, 1864. In the skirmish that followed, Johnson was wounded, losing sight in both eyes. CSA became demoralized and retreated to Paris, Tennessee.
 
Erected 2018 by Kentucky Historical Society; Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 751.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 21, 1864.
 
Location. 37° 3.39′ N, 87° 45.971′ W. Marker is near Princeton, Kentucky, in Caldwell County. Marker is at the intersection of Hopkinsville Road (State Road 91) and Friendship Road, on the right when traveling south on Hopkinsville Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15186 Hopkinsville Road, Princeton KY 42445, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Skirmish at Grubb's Crossroads (within shouting distance of this marker); The Night Rider Movement
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
2. Ranger Leader Blinded Marker
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(approx. 4˝ miles away); U.K. Research and Education Center (approx. 5.8 miles away); Cerulean Springs / Cerulean Springs Hotel (approx. 7 miles away); Shandy Hall (Princeton) (approx. 7.3 miles away); William Prince, 1752-1810 / Founder of Princeton (approx. 7.3 miles away); a different marker also named Shandy Hall (Princeton) (approx. 7.3 miles away); Trail of Tears (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Princeton.
 
Gen. Adam "Stovepipe" Johnson image. Click for full size.
Civil war photographs, 1861-1865, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
3. Gen. Adam "Stovepipe" Johnson
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 26, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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