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Near Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Forrest's Bivouac

 
 
Forrest's Bivouac Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
1. Forrest's Bivouac Marker
Inscription.  Gen. Nathan B. Forrest and his CSA troops bivouacked one mile southwest of this spot, after the Battle of Paducah, March 25, 1864. Forrest moved to Mayfield next day where he paroled his men in order that they could visit their homes in western Kentucky and Tennessee: After three day furlough troops joined Forrest at Trenton Tennessee, without loss of a man.
 
Erected 1968 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1277.)
 
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.
 
Location. 37° 1.267′ N, 88° 37.852′ W. Marker is near Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Mayfield Road (State Road 994) and Schmidt Road, on the right when traveling south on Old Mayfield Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paducah KY 42003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alben W. Barkley / Barkley's Grave (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Lone Oak
Forrest's Bivouac Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
2. Forrest's Bivouac Marker
(approx. 2.3 miles away); Whitehaven (approx. 2.4 miles away); Angles / “The Veep” (approx. 2.9 miles away); Paducah Community College (approx. 2.9 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. 3 miles away); Immanuel Baptist (approx. 3.3 miles away); Unity Church (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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