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Elizabethtown in Hardin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

General Custer Here

 
 
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By Robert H. Moore, II, August 14, 2009
1. General Custer Here Marker
Inscription. Cavalry and infantry battalions under Gen. George Custer, assigned here, 1871-1873, to suppress Ku Klux Klan and carpetbaggers, to break up illicit distilleries. Those gangs becoming inactive, he was sent to Chicago to maintain order after big fire. Returning, he led an active social life. In 1873, ordered to Dakota, ending in "Custer's Last Stand", June, 1876.
 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 606.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 41.585′ N, 85° 51.484′ W. Marker is in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, in Hardin County. Marker is on Dixie Highway East (U.S. 31W), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elizabethtown KY 42701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Cannonball (within shouting distance of this marker); "Make a Street Fight Out of It" (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln-Haycraft Memorial Bridge (approx. mile away); Elizabethtown Battle
General Custer Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert H. Moore, II, August 14, 2009
2. General Custer Here Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Morgan's Second Raid (approx. 0.4 miles away); Three Forts (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rineyville Named (approx. 7.2 miles away); Captured and Burned (approx. 9.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabethtown.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 915 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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