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Jamestown in Russell County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Jamestown Skirmishes

 
 
Jamestown Skirmishes Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
1. Jamestown Skirmishes Marker
Inscription.  Dec. 25, 1861, part of First Ky. Cav., USA, camped at Webb's Cross Roads to guard stored corn and forage and scout CSA operations. Detachment skirmished with enemy here resulting in one death, CSA. Both armies in area again, 1863. On June 2, 300 CSA attacked Union pickets driving them into town. CSA retired when met by alert USA. One CSA man and weapons captured.
 
Erected 1964 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 724.)
 
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 year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 36° 59.035′ N, 85° 3.752′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, Kentucky, in Russell County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (Kentucky Route 92) and Lewis Alley, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 410 Monument Square, Jamestown KY 42629, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Area view looking north on South Main Street. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
2. Area view looking north on South Main Street.
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flies. Russell County (a few steps from this marker); Chalybeate Springs (approx. 5.2 miles away); Forage Depot-Civil War (approx. 9.6 miles away).
 
Russell County Courthouse (Marker located along Main Street side of courthouse) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
3. Russell County Courthouse (Marker located along Main Street side of courthouse)
View south on South Main Street with Lewis Alley on right. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
4. View south on South Main Street with Lewis Alley on right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 426 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Dec. 8, 2022