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Cave City in Barren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cave City Raid

 
 
Cave City Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trinket Troy, April 25, 2006
1. Cave City Raid Marker
Inscription.  CSA General John Hunt Morgan and a company of troops arrived here, May 11, 1862. They seized a train reported to be carrying some of Morgan's men captured at Lebanon, Tenn. Instead, it carried railroad employees whom he released. Morgan burned the train; later detained a second one carrying passengers. Among them were two officers of the command of Col. Frank Wolford, USA.
 
Erected 1974 by The Kentucky Historical Society and the Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1489.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 8.329′ N, 85° 57.561′ W. Marker is in Cave City, Kentucky, in Barren County. Marker is on W. Broadway Street (State Highway 70) near N. 1st Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is at the railroad tracks. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cave City KY 42127, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morgan's Cave City Raid (here, next to this marker); General Joseph H. Lewis (here, next to
Civil War Markers / Interpretive Signs Along Broadway Street image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
2. Civil War Markers / Interpretive Signs Along Broadway Street
Cave City Raid marker is the nearest marker
this marker); Gen. Joseph H. Lewis (a few steps from this marker); Lt. Charles Moran - USAF (approx. 4 miles away); Unknown Confederate Soldier Monument (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cave City.
 
Regarding Cave City Raid. The second train was an L&N train travelling from Louisville to Nashville.
 
Additional keywords. Civil War, Confederate States of America
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
Civil War Markers / Interpretive Signs at Roy Dickey Reynolds Park image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
3. Civil War Markers / Interpretive Signs at Roy Dickey Reynolds Park
Cave City Raid marker is on the far right
John Hunt Morgan image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
4. John Hunt Morgan
from The Photographic History of the Civil War, vol. 4, Cavalry, by Francis Trevelyan Miller & Robert S. Lanier 1911.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 30, 2006, by Trinket Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,587 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 30, 2006, by Trinket Troy of Burke, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   4. submitted on March 25, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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