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Forrest Reconnoitered

 
 
Forrest Reconnoitered Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2021
1. Forrest Reconnoitered Marker (Side A)
Inscription.  CSA Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, on reconnaissance and foraging mission toward Ohio River Nov. 24 to Dec. 5, 1861, passed here with 300 cavalry on way to Caseyville, There he found large supply of hogs and took some along. After he left, USA picked up remainder. While returning to Hopkinsville Forrest captured horses; cattle and more hogs, Map on other side.
 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 817.)
 
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. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1864.
 
Location. 37° 24.572′ N, 87° 43.996′ W. Marker is in Providence, Kentucky, in Webster County. Marker is at the intersection of Alternate U.S. 41 and Westerfield Drive (Kentucky Route 120), on the right when traveling south on U.S. 41Alternate . Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Providence KY 42450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1917 Coal Mine Explosion (approx. 6.6 miles
Forrest Reconnoitered Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2021
2. Forrest Reconnoitered Marker (Side B)
Map of Confederate raids and the Federal retreat in Kentucky.
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away); Kentucky Authors (approx. 7.6 miles away); Encounter at Burnt Mill (approx. 7.6 miles away); County Named, 1860 (approx. 7.8 miles away); Webster County Courthouse (approx. 7.8 miles away); Steuben's Lick (approx. 9.3 miles away); a different marker also named Steuben's Lick (approx. 9.3 miles away); Jackson Stage Stop (approx. 11.4 miles away).
 
Forrest Reconnoitered Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2021
3. Forrest Reconnoitered Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 27, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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