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Morganís Last Raid

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

 
 
Morgan's Last Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2016
1. Morgan's Last Raid Marker
Side One
Inscription.  
(Side One)
Morganís Last Raid

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

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

(Map showing routes of Confederate raids and invasions into Kentucky 1861-1864)
 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 623.)
 
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° 40.232′ N, 82° 46.593′ 
Morganís Last Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Frank Profitt, March 26, 2021
2. Morganís Last Raid Marker
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W. Marker is in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, in Floyd County. Marker is on N. Arnold Avenue south of Kentucky Highway 114, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prestonsburg KY 41653, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Burns House / A Brief History of the Garfield Place (within shouting distance of this marker); John Graham (approx. ľ mile away); Prestonsburg Toll Bridge / Chesapeake & Ohio Railway System (approx. ľ mile away); Civil War Event (approx. ľ mile away); County Named, 1799 (approx. ľ mile away); Greenville R. Davidson (approx. ľ mile away); Floyd County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Early Commerce (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prestonsburg.
 
The Burns House / Garfield Place and Morgan's Last Raid Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2016
3. The Burns House / Garfield Place and Morgan's Last Raid Markers
Markers on left (west) side of N. Arnold Avenue
Morganís Last Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Frank Profitt, March 26, 2021
4. Morganís Last Raid Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 26, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   2. submitted on March 28, 2021, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky.   3. submitted on August 26, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   4. submitted on March 28, 2021, by Frank Profitt of Georgetown, Kentucky.

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