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Hindman in Knott County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Morgan's Last Raid

Confederate Raids and Invasions, and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky

 
 
Morgan's Last Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, May 24, 2015
1. Morgan's Last Raid Marker
Side One
Inscription.  

(Side One)
On tragic last Kentucky raid, CSA Gen. John H. Morgan and Raiders entered state June 1, 1864. Moved through here. Took Mt. Sterling June 8, lost it on 9th, then took Lexington on 10th, and Cynthiana on the 11th. Next day USA under Gen. S.G. Burbridge defeated CSA. Morgan retreated reaching Virginia June 20. Map other side. Raiders never recovered from this reverse.

(Side Two)
Confederate Raids and Invasions and a Federal Retreat in Kentucky.

(Map of Military Actions in Kentucky)
 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 624.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker 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. A significant historical date for this entry is June 1, 1864.
 
Location. 37° 19.909′ N, 82° 59.735′ W. Marker is in Hindman, Kentucky, in Knott County. Marker is on W. Main
Morgan's Last Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, May 24, 2015
2. Morgan's Last Raid Marker
Side Two
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Street (State Highway 550) 0.2 miles west of Amburgey Branch Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located on the south side of Highway 550 between Mountain Memory Gardens cemetery and Hindman Elementary School. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hindman KY 41822, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carl Dewey Perkins (approx. 0.8 miles away); County Named, 1884 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Pioneer Educator (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dr. Josiah H. Combs, 1886-1960 / Folk Music Scholar (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hindman Settlement School (approx. one mile away); Alice Lloyd College (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Caney Creek Community Center (approx. 6.6 miles away); Founder’s Shack (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hindman.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Cynthiana - Wikipedia entry. A description of the battle and Union victory that ended Morgan’s last Kentucky raid. (Submitted on June 13, 2015.) 
 
Morgan's Last Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, May 24, 2015
3. Morgan's Last Raid Marker
View to West Along Highway 550 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, May 24, 2015
4. View to West Along Highway 550
Marker is on left (south) side of highway behind the utility pole
View to East Along Highway 550 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, May 24, 2015
5. View to East Along Highway 550
Marker is on right (south) side of highway next to the utility pole
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 457 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 13, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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Aug. 16, 2022