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Bardwell in Carlisle County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Demonstration - 1862

 
 
Demonstration - 1862 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
1. Demonstration - 1862 Marker
Inscription.  Jan. 1862, Brig. Gen. U.S. Grant sent 5,000 USA troops from Cairo as a demonstration against Columbus, a Confederate stronghold on the Miss. River. Combined forces led by Brig. Gen. J.A. McClernand from Ft. Jefferson at Wickliffe through here to Milburn and back to Cairo. It acquainted U.S. Army with the area. It "inspired hope" among many loyal Federal citizens.
 
Erected 1962 by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 563.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 36° 52.688′ N, 89° 0.893′ W. Marker is in Bardwell, Kentucky, in Carlisle County. Marker is on Elm Street (U.S. 51/62), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bardwell KY 42023, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Named, 1886 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Fort Jefferson
Demonstration - 1862 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
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(approx. 6.8 miles away); Fort Jefferson Site / Indian Massacre (approx. 6.8 miles away); Union Supply Base (approx. 6.8 miles away); Fort Jefferson (approx. 6.8 miles away); Fort Jefferson Memorial Cross at the Confluence (approx. 7 miles away); Lewis & Clark at Old Fort Jefferson (approx. 7 miles away); County Named, 1842 (approx. 7.3 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,707 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 30, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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Aug. 16, 2022