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Near Middlesboro in Bell County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Morgan's Retreat

 
 
Morgan's Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert V. Droz
1. Morgan's Retreat Marker
Inscription. During the Civil War, Cumberland Gap was held alternately by Union and CSA armies. USA forces under Gen. George W. Morgan occupied it June 18 to Sept. 17, 1862. Cut off from supplies and surrounded, Morgan with 9,000 men retreated successfully to Greenup on Ohio River, 200 miles in 16 days over mountain roads, and despite the harassment of CSA Morgan's Raiders.
 
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 521.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 36° 36.266′ N, 83° 40.41′ W. Marker was near Middlesboro, Kentucky, in Bell County. Marker was on U.S. 25E. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Middlesboro KY 40965, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Daniel Boone's Trail (within shouting distance of this marker in Tennessee); Invasion through the Gap (approx. mile away); Defense of the Gap (approx. 0.3 miles away); Boundaries Settled (approx. 0.3 miles away in Virginia); A Maze of Mountains (approx. 0.4 miles away in Virginia); Generations Have Enjoyed this View (approx. 0.4 miles away in Virginia); Named for a British Lord (approx. 0.4 miles away in Virginia); Powell's Valley (approx. 0.4 miles away in Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middlesboro.
 
Also see . . .  A Masterful Retreat (Marker Number: 521). Location: Cumberland Gap, US 25-E Description: During the Civil War, Cumberland Gap was held alternately by Union and CSA armies. USA forces under Gen. George W. Morgan occupied it June 18 to Sept. 17, 1862. Cut off from supplies and surrounded, Morgan with 9,000 men retreated successfully to Greenup on Ohio River, 200 miles in 16 days over mountain roads, and despite the harassment of CSA Morgan's Raiders. (Submitted on February 4, 2012.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2011, by Robert V. Droz of Mulberry, Florida. This page has been viewed 483 times since then and 29 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 6, 2011, by Robert V. Droz of Mulberry, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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