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London in Laurel County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Battle of London

 
 
Battle of London Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
1. Battle of London Marker
Inscription. 500 CSA cavalry led by Col. J.S. Scott attacked 200 USA troops and 98 convalescents under Col. L.C. Houk here Aug. 17, 1862, killed 13, wounded 17, captured 111 men and 40 wagons. CSA lost 2 killed, 4 wounded. Houk forced back to Gen. George W. Morgan's main USA force at Cumberland Gap. Cut off from supplies, Morgan began his retreat to Ohio thirty days later.
 
Erected 1962 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 560.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 7.72′ N, 84° 5.022′ W. Marker is in London, Kentucky, in Laurel County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and West 5th Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the Laurel County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 S Main St, London KY 40741, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Poynter Building (a few steps from this marker); Wilderness Road/Boone Trace (within shouting distance of this marker); Laurel Seminary
Battle of London Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
2. Battle of London Marker
(approx. mile away); The Wilderness Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sue Bennett College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Congressmen Buried in London / Congressmen Buried in A.R. Dyche Memorial Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pittsburg and Wilderness Road (approx. 2.8 miles away); CSA Returns to Tenn. (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London.
 
Additional comments.
1. Original Location
The marker was originally located near the southeast corner of the courthouse grounds (the northwest corner of the intersection of Main Street and 4th Street). The original support post for the marker still remains at that location. The marker was moved to its present location sometime between late 2009 and early 2012.
    — Submitted June 16, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battle of London Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 16, 2014
3. Battle of London Marker
Battle of London Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 24, 2015
4. Battle of London Marker
View towards intersection of Main Street and 5th Street
Laurel County Court House image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 24, 2015
5. Laurel County Court House
Support Post for Marker at Original Location image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 24, 2015
6. Support Post for Marker at Original Location
Support Post for Marker at Original Location image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall
7. Support Post for Marker at Original Location
At northwest corner of intersection
of Main Street and 4th Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 25, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 16, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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