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Fort Mitchell in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

A Confederate Thrust

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
1. A Confederate Thrust Marker
Inscription.  In the Confederate effort to gain control of Central Ky., Gen. Heth and troops reached outskirts of Covington Sept. 6, 1862 as threat to the North. Object was to hold USA troops here and prevent their moving to resist Bragg's forces nearing Louisville. Large Union forces crossed river for defense. Heth withdrew Sept. 12, obtaining recruits, food and supplies.
 
Erected 1962 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 519.)
 
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 date for this entry is September 6, 1862.
 
Location. 39° 3.359′ N, 84° 33.247′ W. Marker is in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Marker is at the intersection of Fort Mitchell Avenue and Edgewood Road, on the right when traveling west on Fort Mitchell Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ft Mitchell KY 41017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Mitchell Country Club Centennial (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Fort Mitchell Historic District
A Confederate Thrust Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
2. A Confederate Thrust Marker
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Mitchel (approx. half a mile away); Gen. Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel (approx. half a mile away); Beechwood Historic District (approx. 0.7 miles away); Confederate Financier / Confederate Benefactor (approx. ¾ mile away); Fort Wright (approx. one mile away); St. John the Evangelist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Mitchell.
 
Also see . . .  Our Rich History: Casualties of Siege of Cincinnati, 1862; celebrations as Confederates withdrew. By Steve Preston, Education Director and a Curator of History at Heritage Village Museum, for the Northern Kentucky Tribune, January 28, 2019. (Submitted on June 3, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 24 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 3, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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