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Tompkinsville in Monroe County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Morgan's First Raid

 
 
Morgan's First Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Chad Comer, October 2010
1. Morgan's First Raid Marker
Inscription.  July 9, 1862, Morgan's Raiders, coming from Tenn. on first raid into Ky., attacked force of 9th Pa. Cav. at USA garrison. Raiders captured 30 of retreating enemy and destroyed tents and stores. They took 20 wagons, 50 mules, 40 horses, sugar and coffee supplies. At Glasgow they burned supplies, then went north, raiding 16 other towns before returning to Tenn.
 
Erected 1952 by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 524.)
 
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 July 9, 1898.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 36° 41.937′ N, 85° 41.252′ W. Marker was in Tompkinsville, Kentucky, in Monroe County. Marker was at the intersection of East 4th Street (Kentucky Route 163) and School Drive, on the right when traveling north on East 4th Street. Marker is at the entrance to the Tompkinsville Elementary
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School. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Tompkinsville KY 42167, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Tompkinsville (a few steps from this marker); Monroe County - Tompkinsville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 0.3 miles away); Monroe County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Monroe County World War II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Monroe County Korean & Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tompkinsville National Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Operation Iraqi Freedom Monument (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tompkinsville.
 
Regarding Morgan's First Raid. This is stop #7 of the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail (Morgan's First Raid) driving tour. "Battle of Tompkinsville"
 
Also see . . .  John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail - Morgan's First Raid. Trails-R-Us entry (Submitted on January 8, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. Missing marker
I visited the location provided on April 30, 2022, but the Kentucky Historic Marker was not there. The trail marker was, but is in poor condition.
 
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Additional keywords. John Hunt Morgan, Thomas Jefferson Jordan
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 801 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on January 8, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. Photo   1. submitted on January 1, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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May. 20, 2022