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Mount Sterling in Montgomery County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Battle of Mt. Sterling

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
1. Battle of Mt. Sterling Marker
Inscription.  On March 22, 1863, about 300 Confederate cavalrymen under Col. R.S. Cluke captured this city. Taking 438 prisoners, 222 wagon loads of military stores, 500 mules and 1000 stand of arms. Confederate losses: 8 killed, 13 wounded. Union: 4 killed, 10 wounded.
 
Erected by Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 177.)
 
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. 38° 3.414′ N, 83° 56.586′ W. Marker is in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Broadway Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Sterling KY 40353, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Montgomery County. 1797 (within shouting distance of this marker); Courthouse Burned (within shouting distance of this marker); Mt. Sterling, Kentucky (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Robbery / Bank Sues (about 300 feet away);
Battle of Mt. Sterling Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
2. Battle of Mt. Sterling Marker
Little Mountain Indian Mound (approx. ¼ mile away); Estill's Defeat (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle-June 8, 1864 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Battle-June 9, 1864 (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Sterling.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 577 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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