Skirmish Here / Confederate Raids and Invasions and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky.
This burial ground is the final resting place of seven unnamed soldiers who were killed in a Civil War skirmish here in late Sept. 1862, between forces of USA Gen. George W. Morgan and CSA Gen. John H. Morgan. Union forces retreating from Cumberland Gap to Greenup were harassed by Confederates from West Liberty, thru here, to Grayson. See map.
— Lt. Gen. N. B. Forrest's Raid - Nov. 1881 - Feb. 1882
— Lt. Gen. N. B. Forrest's Raid - Dec. 1882
— Lt. Gen. N. B. Forrest's Raid - March - April 1884
— Lt. Gen. N. B. Forrest's Raid - Oct. - Nov. 1884
— Brig. Gen. John H. Morgan's Raid - July 1882
— Brig. Gen. John H. Morgan's Raid - Dec. 1882
— Brig. Gen. John H. Morgan's Raid - July 1883
— Brig. Gen. John H. Morgan's Raid - June 1884
— Gen. Braxton Bragg's Invasion - Aug. - Sept. 1882
— Maj. Gen. E. Kirby Smith's Invasion - Aug. - Sept. 1882
— Brigd. Gen. George W. Morgan's Retreat - Sept. - Oct. 1882
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society. (Marker Number
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 38° 4.119′ N, 83° 9.742′ W. Marker is in Little Sandy, Kentucky, in Elliott County. Marker is on Kentucky Route 7, 0.1 miles east of Doctors Branch Road (Kentucky Route 650), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sandy Hook KY 41171, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Masterful Retreat / Confederate Raids and Invasions and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky. (approx. 2.3 miles away); County Named, 1869 (approx. 2.4 miles away); Elliot County Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Founding of Morgan County / The Old Mill (approx. 11.4 miles away); West Liberty~Civil War (approx. 11.8 miles away); CSA Gens. Morgan USA (approx. 11.8 miles away); A Masterful Retreat (approx. 16.3 miles away).
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