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Near Cornettsville in Perry County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Battle of Leatherwood

Oct. 19, 1862

 
 
Battle of Leatherwood Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, August 2, 2016
1. Battle of Leatherwood Marker
Inscription.  Forces of Harlan Co. BRN (US) clashed with company B of Caudill’s Army (CS). Numerous casualties resulted. (US) Forces captured (CS) supplies and held the saltworks a short time before abandoning the site.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is October 19, 1862.
 
Location. 37° 7.244′ N, 83° 5.291′ W. Marker is near Cornettsville, Kentucky, in Perry County. Marker is on State Highway 699, 0.3 miles south of State Highway 3348, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 526 Highway 699, Cornettsville KY 41731, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Uncle Ira (approx. 6.6 miles away); Pioneer Ancestor (approx. 8.3 miles away); Carr Creek Center (approx. 10 miles away); Founder of Hazard (approx. 10.6 miles away); Perry County, 1821 (approx. 10.7 miles away); Cordia School (approx. 10.8 miles away); Mountain Missionary (approx. 11 miles away); Joseph Alexander Matthews (approx. 13.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Leatherwood.
View to North Along State Highway 699 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, August 2, 2016
2. View to North Along State Highway 699
Marker is on left (west) side of highway
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this page online
Website about the battle site and the annual re-enactments. (Submitted on August 21, 2016.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. Brashearville
There is an accompanying sign with key dates in the history of Brashearville. These dates include:

1829 - 2nd Post Office in Perry Co.
1835 to 1892 - Brashear Saltworks
1862 - Civil War Battle of Leatherwood
    — Submitted August 21, 2016.
 
Marker at Entrance to Battle Re-enactment Field image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, August 2, 2016
3. Marker at Entrance to Battle Re-enactment Field
Accompanying Sign on Other Side of Driveway Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, August 2, 2016
4. Accompanying Sign on Other Side of Driveway Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 423 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 21, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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