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Near Utica in Daviess County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Panther Creek Battle

 
 
Panther Creek Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
1. Panther Creek Battle Marker
Inscription.  Sept. 19, 1862, Confederate force occupied Owensboro. USA troops at old Fairgrounds refused demand for surrender. Skirmish followed. Union soldier swam Ohio River to summon help from Indiana Legion. CSA retired to here. Home Guards from Indiana crossed river and attacked next day. CSA retreated with 36 killed, 70 wounded. USA loss, 3 killed and 35 wounded.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highwayas. (Marker Number 745.)
 
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° 40.175′ N, 87° 7.761′ W. Marker is near Utica, Kentucky, in Daviess County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 431 and Sharp Road, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 431. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Utica KY 42376, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. This Marks the Spot Where (here, next to this marker); Daviess County (approx.
Panther Creek Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
2. Panther Creek Battle Marker
4.8 miles away); A Governor for Tennessee (approx. 5.6 miles away); Russell S. Shifley (approx. 5.7 miles away); Sassafras Tree (approx. 6 miles away); Senator McCreery Home (approx. 6.3 miles away); Union Station (approx. 6.7 miles away); Buffalo Road (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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