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Benton in Marshall County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Civil War Action

 
 
Civil War Action Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 12, 2018
1. Civil War Action Marker
Inscription. On March 23, 1864, two days before the Battle of Paducah, detached forces of Confederate Gen. Nathan B. Forrest's cavalry coming up from Columbus, Miss., and Union troops, both searching for horses, met by accident near here. In two skirmishes which took place three were killed in first engagement and four in the second. Burial was in the old Gilbert cemetery.
 
Erected 1962 by the Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 545.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 51.056′ N, 88° 20.998′ W. Marker is in Benton, Kentucky, in Marshall County. Marker is at the intersection of Poplar Street (U.S. 641) and 16th Street, on the right when traveling north on Poplar Street. Touch for map. Located at the entrance to the H.H. Lovett Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1529 Poplar Street, Benton KY 42025, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James R. Lemon (1848-1919) (approx. 0.3 miles away); County Named, 1842 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kentucky Writer (approx. 0.4 miles away);
Civil War Action Marker at H.H. Lovett Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 12, 2018
2. Civil War Action Marker at H.H. Lovett Park.
Benton County Vietnam Conflict Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Marshall County Civil War Cannon (approx. half a mile away); Shelby McCallum (approx. 0.9 miles away); Inundated Site (approx. 6.1 miles away); Andrew Jackson Smith (approx. 11.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Benton.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
The view north on Poplar Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 12, 2018
3. The view north on Poplar Street.
Nathan Bedford Forrest (July 13, 1821 – October 29, 1877) image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
4. Nathan Bedford Forrest (July 13, 1821 – October 29, 1877)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 22, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4. submitted on September 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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