Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Union Gen. U.S. Grant
On March 25, 1864, Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest raided Paducah intent on disrupting communications and destroying or carrying off as many Union military supplies as possible. * Shown: Confederate assault of Ft. Anderson led by Paducahan Col. A.P. Thompson, killed within sight of his home. * In the distance are burning military stores. From the river, Union gunboats PEOSTA and PAW-PAW give supporting fire for the fort. * Kentucky was a slave state but overwhelmingly pro-Union. Paducah, however, was strongly pro-Confederacy. Gen Lloyd Tilghman, a Paducah resident, left here in summer 1861 to raise the 3rd Kentucky Regt., Conf.
Erected by David & Ann Denton.
Location. 37° 5.317′ N, 88° 35.661′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on North Water Street. Touch for map. This mural is between The August 8th Emancipation Celebration at Stuart Nelson Park and Paducah's River Industry. 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. Paducah's River Industry (here, next to this marker); "Market" (here, next to this marker); The August 8th Emancipation Celebration at Stuart Nelson Park (a few steps from this marker); Paducah's Architecture (a few steps from this marker); Fire Station #5 at 17th and Broadway (a few steps from this marker); Paducah 1873 "Birds Eye View" (a few steps from this marker); Robert S. Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); Barkley/Cobb Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 417 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 21, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.