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Grayson in Carter 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.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
1. A Masterful Retreat Marker
Inscription.  As Gen. George W. Morgan's Union force, 8,000 when here, retreated from Cumberland Gap, they were harassed from West Liberty by CSA Gen. John H. Morgan's Raiders. Failure of reinforcements to reach here caused Confederates to leave Oct. 1, 1862 and rejoin main CSA force in Lexington. Union forces reached Greenup Oct. 3, 200 miles in 16 days.
 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 642.)
 
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.
 
Location. 38° 19.884′ N, 82° 56.55′ W. Marker is in Grayson, Kentucky, in Carter County. Marker is on East Main Street (US 60). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grayson KY 41143, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eastern Kentucky Railway (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. half a mile away); County Named, 1838
A Masterful Retreat Marker-Map on other side image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
2. A Masterful Retreat Marker-Map on other side
(approx. half a mile away); William Jason Fields (approx. half a mile away); Civil War Reunion (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mount Savage Furnace (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pactolus Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Eastern Kentucky Railway (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grayson.
 
A Masterful Retreat Marker-Distant photo image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
3. A Masterful Retreat Marker-Distant photo
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 485 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 17, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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