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Hopkinsville in Christian County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Forrest Reconnoitered

 
 
Forrest Reconnoitered Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
1. Forrest Reconnoitered Marker
Inscription. CSA Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest with 6 cavalry companies joined Gen. Charles Clark here Nov. 15, 1861. Forrest made reconnaissance and foraging expeditions out of here. See map on other side. When on one he defeated USA forces in Battle of Sacramento on Dec. 28. After occupation of Hopkinsville for almost 3 months CSA evacuated. They withdrew into Tennessee.

Reverse side map of: Confederate Raids and Invasions and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky.
 
Erected 1963 by the Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 618.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 53.078′ N, 87° 28.892′ W. Marker is in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in Christian County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (U.S. 41) and Quarry Road, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: North Main Street, Hopkinsville KY 42240, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Famous Prophet (approx. 0.6 miles away); Union General's Grave (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hdqrs. CSA Commander / 101 CSA Unknown
Forrest Reconnoitered Marker reverse side map. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
2. Forrest Reconnoitered Marker reverse side map.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); County Named, 1797 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lewis & Clark in Kentucky (approx. 1.3 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 1.3 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hotel Latham (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopkinsville.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Forrest and his campaigns. (Submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
Six companies CSA Cavalry under Col. Forrest camped here. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
3. Six companies CSA Cavalry under Col. Forrest camped here.
Nathan Beford Forrest image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
4. Nathan Beford Forrest
Area view looking south on U.S. Highway 41 towards Hopkinsville. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
5. Area view looking south on U.S. Highway 41 towards Hopkinsville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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