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Manchester in Clay 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 16, 2014
1. A Masterful Retreat Marker
Inscription.  Gen. George W. Morgan's Union forces occupied Cumberland Gap June 18 to Sept. 17, 1862. Cut off from supplies and surrounded, Morgan with 9,000 men withdrew. They camped here Sept. 19-21, to perfect organization for march. Made fruitless supply search. Entire retreat to Ohio River, 200 miles, made in 16 days despite harassment by CSA Morgan's Raiders.
 
Erected 1978 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 568.)
 
Topics and series. This memorial 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. 37° 7.314′ N, 83° 45.234′ W. Marker is in Manchester, Kentucky, in Clay County. Memorial is on Kentucky Route 11 0.4 miles south of U.S. 421, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manchester KY 40962, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Goose Creek Salt Works (within shouting distance of this marker); This Site is Birth Place of Local History
A Masterful Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
2. A Masterful Retreat Marker
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Salt Works was located along the old Warrior's Path (approx. 1.7 miles away); Gov. Bert T. Combs (1959-1963)/Bert T. Combs (1911 – 1991) (approx. 2.3 miles away); County Named, 1806 (approx. 2.3 miles away); Chief Red Bird (approx. 10 miles away); John Gilbert, Sr. Memorial Highway (approx. 10 miles away); Oneida Baptist Institute (approx. 11.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manchester.
 
More about this marker. When this marker was recast, the map of Confederate Raids and Federal Retreats in Kentucky was omitted and the same text was used on both sides.
 
A Masterful Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 6, 2015
3. A Masterful Retreat Marker
Goose Creek Salt Works marker in left background
View to South from Kentucky Route 11 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 6, 2015
4. View to South from Kentucky Route 11
Goose Creek Salt Works and A Masterful Retreat markers on right (west) side of highway
View to North from Kentucky Route 11 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 6, 2015
5. View to North from Kentucky Route 11
A Masterful Retreat and Goose Creek Salt Works markers on left (west) side of highway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 490 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   3, 4, 5. submitted on August 21, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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