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Booneville in Owsley County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

A Masterful Retreat

Confederate Raids and Invasions, and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky

 
 
A Masterful Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, October 9, 2011
1. A Masterful Retreat Marker
Inscription.  Gen. George W. Morganís 9000 USA force occupied Cumberland Gap June 18 to Sept. 17, 1862. Cut off from supplies, Morgan began a 200-mile retreat. From Manchester they moved in two columns, both seeking supplies, through here on to Proctor. Retreat from the Gap to Greenup on Ohio River made in 16 days despite harassment by CSA Morganís Raiders. Map other side.
 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 645.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky - Confederate Raids and Invasions, and a Federal Retreat, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1904.
 
Location. 37° 28.555′ N, 83° 40.518′ W. Marker is in Booneville, Kentucky, in Owsley County. Marker is at the intersection of Kentucky Route 11 and Kentucky Route 28, on the right when traveling north on State Route 11. Located on the lawn of the Owsley County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Booneville KY 41314, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Owsley County Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); County Named, 1843 (here, next to this marker); Civil War Actions (within shouting distance of this marker); Booneís Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Earle B. Combs (approx. 3.4 miles away); Company A of the 7th Ky Infantry Regiment (approx. 4.7 miles away); a different marker also named A Masterful Retreat (approx. 6.8 miles away); Lee County Veterans Wall (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Booneville.
 
A Masterful Retreat Marker Side B image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, October 9, 2011
2. A Masterful Retreat Marker Side B
A Masterful Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, October 9, 2011
3. A Masterful Retreat Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2011, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 542 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 6, 2011, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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