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Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Col. Hick's Hdqrs.

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. Col. Hick's Hdqrs. Marker
Inscription. Here stood the headquarters of Col. Stephen G. Hicks, commander of the USA occupation forces here during Battle of Paducah March 25, 1864. Next day Col. Hicks ordered sixty private homes that had been used by CSA forces as cover near the fort burned to the ground. Most owners filed suits but were never repaid for their homes. Marker presented by William Clark Market House Museum
 
Erected 1967 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1031.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 5.292′ N, 88° 35.834′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is at the intersection of 3rd Street and Broadway Street on 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in trees in front of Antiques Building. Marker is in this post office area: Paducah KY 42001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. MAQS (within shouting distance of this marker); On the Trail of Discovery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Irvin S. Cobb Said: / Alben W. Barkley Said: (about 400 feet away); Dr. Reuben Saunders
Col. Hick's Hdqrs. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. Col. Hick's Hdqrs. Marker
(about 400 feet away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky (about 400 feet away); Hanks Bros and Jones Hardware (about 400 feet away); $5 Bought Paducah (about 500 feet away); American Red Cross (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
Also see . . .
1. Col. Hick's in Paducah. Battle Summery : Paducah, Ky (Submitted on September 17, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

2. New York Times. The Attack on Paducah: Col. Hicks turned his cannon on the houses, driving the enemy therefrom. They, however, kept up fire from the houses until about half-past 11 in the afternoon, when they finally retired. Officers and men in the fort were not permitted to sleep or leave their posts during the night. Early in the evening a squad of the enemy fired the steamer Dacotah on the marine ways, which was consumed. The ways were only partially burned. A few buildings, including that of the quartermaster were burned by them. The enemy made his appearance next morning, when Col. HICKS sent out parties and burned all houses in range of musket shot. The enemy kept hovering around in the distance, but made no move on the place afterward. (Submitted on September 17, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 490 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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