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Barbourville in Knox County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Civil War Actions

 
 
Civil War Actions Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
1. Civil War Actions Marker
Inscription.  First skirmish in eastern Ky. On Sept. 19, 1861, Zollicoffer's CSA troops approached Barbourville. Home guard obstructed bridge, CSA took another route, were repulsed twice before guards retreated. Considerable property destroyed in town.

CSA Gen. Kirby Smith's hdqrs. here Aug. 18 to 25, 1862 while preparing invasion of central Ky.
 
Erected 1962 by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 518.)
 
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 September 1862.
 
Location. 36° 52.058′ N, 83° 52.803′ W. Marker is in Barbourville, Kentucky, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of Cumberland Gap Parkway (U.S. 25E) and Daniel Boone Drive (State Highway 11), on the right when traveling south on Cumberland Gap Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Barbourville KY 40906, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. County Named, 1799 (here, next to this marker); First Cabin in Kentucky
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(a few steps from this marker); First House in Kentucky (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle of Barbourville (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Barbourville (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Barbourville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Knox County Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Flem D. Sampson (1875-1967) (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barbourville.
 
Markers on the Barbourville Bypass image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
2. Markers on the Barbourville Bypass
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 884 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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