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Mayfield in Graves County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Two Successful Raids

 
 
Two Successful Raids Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 5, 2012
1. Two Successful Raids Marker
Inscription.  CSA General Nathan B. Forrest with main body of cavalry passed thru Mayfield to and from destructive raid on Paducah, March 25, 1864. Gen. Abraham Buford's division camped here. Kentucky regiments given leave to visit homes, enlist recruits. All returned. News item led Forrest to send Buford from Tenn. thru here again, April 14, to capture horses missed before.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 654.)
 
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.
 
Location. 36° 44.863′ N, 88° 38.203′ W. Marker is in Mayfield, Kentucky, in Graves County. Marker is at the intersection of Paducah Road, 8th Street (U.S. 45) and 7th Street (Kentucky Route 121), in the median on Paducah Road, 8th Street. Marker is at intersection of Paducah Road (US 45 & SR 121) & 8th Street (US45) & 7th Street (SR 121). 8th street is one way, south only & 8th Street is
Two Successful Raids Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 5, 2012
2. Two Successful Raids Marker
one way, north only. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 650 N 7th Street, Mayfield KY 42066, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wooldridge Monuments (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonel Herschel H. Green (approx. 0.4 miles away); Secession Abandoned (approx. half a mile away); First Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Fancy Farm / Centennial Picnic, Aug. 2, 1980 (approx. 9.2 miles away); St. Jerome Sesquicentennial / Elisha John Durbin, 1800-1887 (approx. 9.3 miles away); Site of Melber School / School Consolidation (approx. 14˝ miles away); Feliciana (approx. 16.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mayfield.
 
Two Successful Raids Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 5, 2012
3. Two Successful Raids Marker
War Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 5, 2012
4. War Memorial Park
Jefferson Davis Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 5, 2012
5. Jefferson Davis Highway Marker
u.d.c. 1935
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 460 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 5, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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