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Beattyville in Lee County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

A Masterful Retreat

 
 
A Masterful Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Frank Profitt, November 7, 2020
1. A Masterful Retreat Marker
Inscription.  Gen. George W. Morgan's 9,000 USA force occupied Cumberland Gap June 18 to Sept. 17, 1862. Cut off from supplies, Morgan began 200-mile retreat. Searching for supplies the command came this way. CSA had burned flour mill night before. Retreat from Gap to Greenup on Ohio River, made in 16 days despite harassment by CSA Morgan's Raiders. Map other side.
 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 638.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. Marker has been damaged. 37° 34.277′ N, 83° 42.383′ W. Marker is in Beattyville, Kentucky, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway (Kentucky Route 11) and Main St (Kentucky Route 52), on the right when traveling north on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16 Main St, Beattyville KY 41311, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Lee County Veterans Wall (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lee County War Memorial (about 600 feet away); Kentucky River Forms Here
A Masterful Retreat Marker (Map Side) image. Click for full size.
By Frank Profitt, November 7, 2020
2. A Masterful Retreat Marker (Map Side)
(approx. ¼ mile away); County Named, 1870 (approx. ¼ mile away); Birthplace of Earle B. Combs (approx. 5.1 miles away); Boone’s Station (approx. 6.8 miles away); County Named, 1843 (approx. 6.8 miles away); a different marker also named A Masterful Retreat (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beattyville.
 
Additional keywords. Map of confederate raids and invasions and a federal retreat in Kentucky Confederate Raids Morgan's Raids General George Washington Morgan USA
 
A Masterful Retreat Marker Site image. Click for full size.
By Frank Profitt, November 7, 2020
3. A Masterful Retreat Marker Site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2020, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2020, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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