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

Morgan On To Ohio

 
 
Morgan On To Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 walking distance of this marker. Cumberland County (a few steps from this marker); Raiders Entered Here (within shouting distance of this marker);
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Lincoln's Father Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Cumberland Countians War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Smith Pharmacy (within shouting distance of this marker); The Coe Family / The Coes of Cumberland County (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicated to Dr. Joseph Schickel (approx. 0.2 miles away); The History of Cumberland County (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burkesville.
 
Morgan On To Ohio Marker (left) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, October 13, 2016
2. Morgan On To Ohio Marker (left)
 
 
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 377 times since then and 37 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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