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Crab Orchard in Lincoln County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

On Confederate Routes

 
 
On Confederate Routes Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
1. On Confederate Routes Marker (Front)
Inscription. CSA Gen. J.H. Morgan's cavalry on first Kentucky raid, returning from Cynthiana, burned Dix River bridge above here and camped on July 20, 1862. Burned 120 USA wagons here and at Somerset.
See map on other side.
After battle of Perryville Oct. 8, 1862, CSA retired to Bryantsville. Then retreated in two columns to Tenn. One of them moved thru here.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 685.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 27.754′ N, 84° 30.61′ W. Marker is in Crab Orchard, Kentucky, in Lincoln County. Marker is on Stanford Street (Kentucky Route 2750) east of Walnut Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in front of Crab Orchard Christian Church. Marker is in this post office area: Crab Orchard KY 40419, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grand Gateway to Kentucky (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crab Orchard Springs (approx. half a mile away); A View from Sportsmanís Hill (approx. 2 miles away); Sportsman's Hill
On Confederate Routes Marker (Back) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
2. On Confederate Routes Marker (Back)
Confederate Raids and Invasions and a Federal Retreat in Kentucky
(approx. 2 miles away); Where Racing Turned Around (approx. 2 miles away); The Legacy of Sportsmanís Hill at Crab Orchard (approx. 2 miles away); A Little Bit to Eat at the Race (approx. 2.1 miles away); Celebration (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crab Orchard.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
On Confederate Routes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 12, 2017
3. On Confederate Routes Marker
General John Hunt Morgan image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
4. General John Hunt Morgan
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 9, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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