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London in Laurel County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Battle of London

 
 
Battle of London Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
1. Battle of London Marker
Inscription.  500 CSA cavalry led by Col. J.S. Scott attacked 200 USA troops and 98 convalescents under Col. L.C. Houk here Aug. 17, 1862, killed 13, wounded 17, captured 111 men and 40 wagons. CSA lost 2 killed, 4 wounded. Houk forced back to Gen. George W. Morgan's main USA force at Cumberland Gap. Cut off from supplies, Morgan began his retreat to Ohio thirty days later.
 
Erected 1962 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 560.)
 
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. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1836.
 
Location. 37° 7.72′ N, 84° 5.022′ W. Marker is in London, Kentucky, in Laurel County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and West 5th Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. The marker is located on the grounds of the Laurel County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 S Main St, London KY 40741, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Laurel County Veterans Memorial (here, next to
Battle of London Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
2. Battle of London Marker
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this marker); Poynter Building (a few steps from this marker); Wilderness Road/Boone Trace (within shouting distance of this marker); This Clock (within shouting distance of this marker); Laurel County Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Federal Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Laurel Seminary (approx. Ό mile away); The Wilderness Road (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Original Location
The marker was originally located near the southeast corner of the courthouse grounds (the northwest corner of the intersection of Main Street and 4th Street). The original support post for the marker still remains at that location. The marker was moved to its present location sometime between late 2009 and early 2012.
    — Submitted June 16, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
 
Battle of London Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
3. Battle of London Marker
Battle of London Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, May 24, 2015
4. Battle of London Marker
View towards intersection of Main Street and 5th Street
Laurel County Court House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, May 24, 2015
5. Laurel County Court House
Support Post for Marker at Original Location image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, May 24, 2015
6. Support Post for Marker at Original Location
Support Post for Marker at Original Location image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall
7. Support Post for Marker at Original Location
At northwest corner of intersection
of Main Street and 4th Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 592 times since then and 117 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 25, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 16, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 3, 2022