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

Forage Depot-Civil War

 
 
Forage Depot-Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
1. Forage Depot-Civil War Marker
Inscription.  In Dec. 1861, Col. Frank Wolford, USA, with Companies A, B, C and H left Camp Billy Williams enroute to Webbs Cross Roads. Here they guarded forage collected and stored by Lieutenant Silas Adams, Regimental Quartermaster of First Ky. Cavalry. July 4, 1862, the First Ky. Cavalry bivouacked here one night; next day Col. Wolford marched with them on to Lebanon.
 
Erected 2007 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1486.)
 
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 date for this entry is July 4, 1702.
 
Location. 37° 7.339′ N, 85° 2.706′ W. Marker is near Russell Springs, Kentucky, in Russell County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. Highway 127 (U.S. 127) and State Route 76, on the right when traveling south on U.S. Highway 127. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4173 North Highway 127, Russell Springs KY 42642, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chalybeate Springs
Area photo looking north on U.S. 127. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
2. Area photo looking north on U.S. 127.
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(approx. 5.2 miles away); Russell County (approx. 9.6 miles away); Jamestown Skirmishes (approx. 9.6 miles away); Casey County Courthouse (approx. 14.7 miles away); Casey County War Memorial (approx. 14.7 miles away); Colonel Silas Adams (approx. 14.7 miles away); First Kentucky Cavalry (approx. 14.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on Frank Wolford. (Submitted on May 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on Silas Adams. (Submitted on May 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
3. First Kentucky Cavalry. (Submitted on May 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
View of marker looking south on U.S. 127. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
3. View of marker looking south on U.S. 127.
Colonel Frank Wolford, US Army. image. Click for full size.
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4. Colonel Frank Wolford, US Army.
Lieutenant Silas Adams image. Click for full size.
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5. Lieutenant Silas Adams
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 400 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Jan. 30, 2023