"Morgan's Men" Here
Confederate Raids and Invasions, and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky
CSA Gen. John H. Morgan's cavalry first raided Ky. July, 1862. Took Cynthiana but, faced by large USA forces, withdrew. Destroyed arms here on 19th and went to Richmond.
On last raid, June 1864, after two battles at Mt. Sterling, they moved by here to Lexington and to Cynthiana where they met defeat on 12th and retreated to Virginia.
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 625.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky - Confederate Raids and Invasions, and a Federal Retreat, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists.
Location. 37° 59.583′ N, 84° 10.65′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Kentucky, in Clark County. Marker is on Cleveland Avenue west of South Main Street (U.S. 60), on the left when traveling west. The marker is located on the grounds of the Clark County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winchester KY 40391, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Credits. This page was last revised on January 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 544 times since then and 31 times this year. Last updated on January 6, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 4, 2021, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.