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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. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Cannonball (within shouting distance of this marker); Commodore Joshua Barney / First Brick House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Make a Street Fight Out of It"
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By Robert H. Moore, II, August 14, 2009
2. General Custer Here Marker
(about 600 feet away); Lincoln-Haycraft Memorial Bridge (approx. mile away); Elizabethtown Battle (approx. 0.4 miles away); Morgan's Second Raid (approx. 0.4 miles away); Three Forts (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabethtown.
 
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3. George A. Custer
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,040 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.   3. submitted on February 7, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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