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West Liberty in Morgan County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

West Liberty~Civil War

 
 
West Liberty~Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
1. West Liberty~Civil War Marker
Inscription.  The first important engagement in eastern Kentucky occurred here on Oct. 23, 1861. USA forces led by Brig. Gen. Wm. Nelson surprised enemy under Capt. Andrew J. May. Civilian secessionists were captured and jailed Unionists released. Confederate losses 21 dead, 40 wounded, 34 captured. One Union soldier wounded. On Nov. 4, 1861 Gen. Nelson captured Prestonsburg.
 
Erected 1962 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 512.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 55.013′ N, 83° 15.668′ W. Marker is in West Liberty, Kentucky, in Morgan County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 460) south of Gullett Street, on the right when traveling south. In front of Licking River Rural Electric Cooperative. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 271 Main Street, West Liberty KY 41472, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. CSA Gens. Morgan USA (here, next to this marker); Founding of Morgan County / The Old Mill
View south on Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
2. View south on Main Street.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Ivy Point Skirmishes (approx. 15.4 miles away); County Named, 1860 (approx. 15 miles away); Wm. "Uncle Billie" Adams (approx. 15 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
William "Bull" Nelson (September 27, 1824 – September 29, 1862) image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
3. William "Bull" Nelson (September 27, 1824 – September 29, 1862)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 14, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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