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Liberty in Casey County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Kentucky Cavalry

 
 
First Kentucky Cavalry Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
1. First Kentucky Cavalry Marker (Front)
Inscription.
First Kentucky Cavalry
Casey County, home of one-third of this Union regiment and of its commanders Col. Frank L. Wolford and Col. Silas Adams. Others came from eight nearby Ky. counties. Recruited July 1861, trained at Camp Dick Robinson. Saw active service from Wild Cat Mt. battle, Oct. 19, 1861, until mustered out, Dec. 31, 1864. Became famous for skill and daring. See over.

1st Ky. Cav. Continued
Efficient in battle, infantry as well as cavalry. Unsurpassed in fighting guerrillas and scouting. In Mill Springs, Perryville and Lebanon (Tenn.) battles and scores of other engagements. Led pursuit of CSA Bragg's retreat, Oct. 1862. First Kentucky was at surrender of John Hunt Morgan, Ohio, July 1863. Later that year in East Tenn. and Sherman's Atlanta campaign, 1864.
 
Erected 1964 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 684.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 19.079′ N, 84° 56.42′ W. Marker is in Liberty, Kentucky, in Casey County. Marker is at the intersection of Campbellsville Street and Courthouse Square
1st Ky. Cav. Continued Marker (Rear) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
2. 1st Ky. Cav. Continued Marker (Rear)
, on the right when traveling east on Campbellsville Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 161 Courthouse Square, Liberty KY 42539, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel Silas Adams (here, next to this marker); Casey County War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Casey County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); John Fry (approx. 1.3 miles away); Crash of the B-58 "Hustler" (approx. 12.9 miles away); McKinney's Fort (approx. 13.4 miles away); PFC William B. Baugh, USMC / Medal of Honor Winner (approx. 13.5 miles away); Forage Depot-Civil War (approx. 14.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Liberty.
 
Also see . . .  1st Kentucky Cavalry. (Submitted on May 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Casey County Courthouse (Marker in foreground) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
3. Casey County Courthouse (Marker in foreground)
Colonel Frank Wolford, US Army. image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
4. Colonel Frank Wolford, US Army.
Colonel Silas Adams image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
5. Colonel Silas Adams
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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