A Masterful Retreat / Confederate Raids and Invasions and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky.
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. On way through here USA harassed by CSA Morgan's Raiders. Failure of reinforcements caused CSA withdrawal at Grayson, Oct. 1. Union retreat, from Gap to Greenup on Ohio River, made in 16 days. See map other side.
— 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 1963 by Kentucky
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 38° 5.189′ N, 83° 7.543′ W. Marker is in Sandy Hook, Kentucky, in Elliott County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Kentucky Route 7) and Court Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. On the grounds of the Elliott County Courthouse. 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 8 other markers are within 18 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Named, 1869 (a few steps from this marker); Elliot County Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Skirmish Here / Confederate Raids and Invasions and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky. (approx. 2.3 miles away); Founding of Morgan County / The Old Mill (approx. 13˝ miles away); West Liberty~Civil War (approx. 13.9 miles away); CSA Gens. Morgan USA (approx. 13.9 miles away); A Masterful Retreat (approx. 14.1 miles away); Eastern Kentucky Railway (approx. 17˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandy Hook.
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