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Booneville in Owsley County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

A Masterful Retreat

 
 
A Masterful Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, October 9, 2011
1. A Masterful Retreat Marker
Inscription. Gen. George W. Morganís 9000 USA force occupied Cumberland Gap June 18 to Sept. 17, 1862. Cut off from supplies, Morgan began a 200-mile retreat. From Manchester they moved in two columns, both seeking supplies, through here on to Proctor. Retreat from the Gap to Greenup on Ohio River made in 16 days despite harassment by CSA Morganís Raiders. Map other side.
 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 645.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 28.555′ N, 83° 40.518′ W. Marker is in Booneville, Kentucky, in Owsley County. Marker is at the intersection of Kentucky Route 11 and Kentucky Route 28, on the right when traveling north on State Route 11. Touch for map. Located on the lawn of the Owsley County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Booneville KY 41314, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Named, 1843 (here, next to this marker); Civil War Actions (within shouting distance of this marker); Booneís Station
A Masterful Retreat Marker Side B image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, October 9, 2011
2. A Masterful Retreat Marker Side B
(within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Earle B. Combs (approx. 3.4 miles away); County Named, 1870 (approx. 7 miles away); Sam and Nola of Morris Fork (approx. 11.1 miles away); Murdoch of Buckhorn (approx. 14.1 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
A Masterful Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, October 9, 2011
3. A Masterful Retreat Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2011, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 6, 2011, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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