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Near Irvington in Breckinridge County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

"Sue Mundy" Captured

 
 
"Sue Mundy" Captured Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 29, 2020
1. "Sue Mundy" Captured Marker
Inscription.  At age of 17, in 1861, Jerome Clarke, called Sue Mundy, joined Confederate Army. He was with Morgan's Raiders from 1862 until Morgan's death in 1864. He then became notorious as a guerrilla. On March 12, 1865 Union soldiers captured him here with two other leaders of guerrilla bands. Clarke, then only 20, was executed three days later in Louisville.
 
Erected 1962 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 536.)
 
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° 52.546′ N, 86° 15.05′ W. Marker is near Irvington, Kentucky, in Breckinridge County. Marker is on U.S. 60 half a mile east of Low Dowell Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Irvington KY 40146, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morgan's Raiders Camp (approx. 8.8 miles away); County Named, 1823 (approx. 9.6 miles away);
"Sue Mundy" Captured Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 29, 2020
2. "Sue Mundy" Captured Marker
Morgan's Headquarters (approx. 9.9 miles away); Early Meade County Leader / Meade County Courthouse (approx. 9.9 miles away); Louisville, Kentucky Confederate Monument (approx. 10 miles away); Morgan — On To Ohio (approx. 10 miles away); Meade County Monument (approx. 10 miles away); Flint for the Hunt (approx. 10 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Marcellus Jerome Clarke (Wikipedia). (Submitted on December 11, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
Marcellus Jerome Clarke (1844-1865) image. Click for full size.
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3. Marcellus Jerome Clarke (1844-1865)
He was rumored to be "Sue Mundy," a Confederate guerrilla publicized by Louisville Journal editor George Prentice.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 10, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3. submitted on December 11, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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