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Burkesville in Cumberland County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Morgan On To Ohio

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, October 13, 2016
1. Morgan On To Ohio Marker
Inscription.  July 2, 1863, CSA Gen. John Hunt Morgan crossed Cumberland River near here, brushing aside Union patrols on north bank. Morgan placed some troops in ambush one mile from here and drove Union forces back to camp at Marrowbone. Morgan crossed Kentucky invading Indiana and on into Northeastern Ohio where he surrendered July 26. He was imprisoned at Columbus, O.
 
Erected 1962 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 515.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1863.
 
Location. 36° 47.415′ N, 85° 22.223′ W. Marker is in Burkesville, Kentucky, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (Kentucky Route 61) and Upper River Street, on the left when traveling north on South Main Street. Marker is located at Courthouse Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burkesville KY 42717, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cumberland County (a few steps from this marker); Raiders Entered Here (within shouting distance of this marker);
Morgan On To Ohio Marker (left) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 13, 2016
2. Morgan On To Ohio Marker (left)
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Lincoln's Father Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Smith Pharmacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Burkesville Ferry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Skirmish at Norris Branch (approx. 2.7 miles away); Confederate Crossings at Neeley's Ferry (approx. 3 miles away); Civil War Camp at Marrowbone (approx. 8.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burkesville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 18, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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