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Mount Sterling in Montgomery County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Civil War Robbery / Bank Sues

 
 
Civil War Robbery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 11, 2015
1. Civil War Robbery Marker
Inscription.
Civil War Robbery
In this building is the Farmers Bank vault, which was robbed of $60,000 as "Morgan's Raiders" were on their last raid through Kentucky. Late the night of June 8, 1864, several of Morgan's men went to the house of J. O. Miller, cashier, and took the vault key from him. The money was never recovered. It was believed it went to Confederate cause. See over.

Bank Sues
In 1866, a civil suit was filed in Anderson Co. by Farmers Bank against Lt. J. F. Witherspoon. The bank was awarded a judgment of $59,057.33 for damages. On appeal, Witherspoon found not liable. Court of Appeals said that under laws of war, robbery was not unlawful. Furthermore, there was no proof Witherspoon more guilty than any other in Morgan's command. Over.
 
Erected 1970 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1331.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 3.361′ N, 83° 56.598′ W. Marker is in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of South Bank Street (U.S. 460) and West Main Street (U.S. 60)
Bank Sues Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 11, 2015
2. Bank Sues Marker
, on the right when traveling south on South Bank Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 West Main Street, Mount Sterling KY 40353, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Montgomery County. 1797 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Courthouse Burned (about 300 feet away); Battle of Mt. Sterling (about 300 feet away); Little Mountain Indian Mound (approx. mile away); Estill's Defeat (approx. 0.7 miles away); Battle-June 8, 1864 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Battle-June 9, 1864 (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Gaitskill Mound (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Sterling.
 
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Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil
 
Former Farmers National Bank - now Hanner's Cafe image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 11, 2015
3. Former Farmers National Bank - now Hanner's Cafe
Marker on Bank Street located at side of former bank. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 11, 2015
4. Marker on Bank Street located at side of former bank.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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