Near Horse Cave in Barren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
On CSA invasion of Kentucky, resulting in battle of Perryville, Gen. Leonidas Polk’s wing moved thru here, Sept. 16, 1862, to attack USA troops at Munfordville.
Two of Kentucky raids by CSA Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s cavalry routed thru here, July 10 and Dec. 25, 1862. On second raid, skirmish here failed to retard the CSA. See map other side.
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 698.)
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 July 1812.
Location. 37° 8.498′ N, 85° 51.751′ W. Marker is near Horse Cave, Kentucky, in Barren County. Marker is on North Jackson Highway (U.S. 31E) 2.3 miles south of Kentucky Route 218, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cave City KY 42127, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lt. Charles Moran - USAF (approx. 3.6 miles away); Partisan Protected (approx. 4.7 miles First Farmers Rural Electric Co-Op Substation (approx. 4.9 miles away); Unknown Confederate Soldier Monument (approx. 5.1 miles away); Cave City Raid (approx. 5.3 miles away); Morgan's Cave City Raid (approx. 5.3 miles away); General Joseph H. Lewis (approx. 5.3 miles away); Gen. Joseph H. Lewis (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Horse Cave.
Also see . . .
1. John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864). One of the leading Confederate raiders, John Hunt Morgan found it difficult to comply with the constraints placed upon his activities by his superiors. Born in Alabama, he had served in the Mexican War as a first lieutenant with the 1st Kentucky. (Submitted on November 27, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. General Leonidas Polk, (1806-1864). In 1862, Polk commanded troops at the Battles of Shiloh, Perryville, and Stones River. Bad blood developed between Polk and his superior officer, Braxton Bragg, due to Polk’s refusal to follow orders during the Perryville Campaign. A close friendship with Jefferson Davis sustained Polk’s military status throughout (Submitted on November 27, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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