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Catlettsburg in Boyd County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Civil War Army Base

 
 
Civil War Army Base Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
1. Civil War Army Base Marker
Inscription. USA post located here to protect Ohio River traffic. Became supply base and communications center for Union forces in the Big Sandy region. In winter 1861-62 troops under Col. J.A. Garfield, later 20th President U.S., drove CSA from area by victory at Middle Creek. Area cleared of CSA again in 1864 by USA Kentucky forces under Col. George W. Gallup.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 643.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 25.02′ N, 82° 35.851′ W. Marker is in Catlettsburg, Kentucky, in Boyd County. Marker is at the intersection of Louisa Street and 26th Street, on the right when traveling north on Louisa Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Catlettsburg KY 41129, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Judge John M. Elliott (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Country Music Highway (about 500 feet away); County Named, 1860 (about 700 feet away); Ceredo - Kenova (approx. one mile away
Civil War Army Base Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
2. Civil War Army Base Marker
in West Virginia); Marshall Plane Crash Site (approx. 3.2 miles away in West Virginia); Putnam Stadium (approx. 3.9 miles away); Ashland (approx. 4.8 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Catlettsburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 411 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 16, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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