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Madisonville in Hopkins County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Army of Six

 
 
Army of Six Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
1. Army of Six Marker
Inscription. Union troops, 300, ordered to burn CSA Madisonville sympathizers' homes, 1862; withdrew, bluffed by CSA Gen. Adam Johnson and six men. CSA went on to Henderson, crossed river to Newburg, taking medical supplies, arms and rations for the Confederates. Johnson and his Breckinridge Guards became famous for daring raids until he was blinded in battle, 1864.
 
Erected 1967 by the Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1103.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 19.861′ N, 87° 30.46′ W. Marker is in Madisonville, Kentucky, in Hopkins County. Marker is at the intersection of West Arch Street and North Spring Street, on the left when traveling west on West Arch Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 357 West Arch Street, Madisonville KY 42431, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Courthouse Burned (approx. half a mile away); County Named, 1806 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gov. Ruby Laffoon (approx. 0.6 miles away); Carlow's Stone Wall
Marker in front of Browning Springs Middle School. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
2. Marker in front of Browning Springs Middle School.
(approx. mile away); The Hockersmith House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Rosenwald High School / Professor C. L. Timberlake (approx. 0.8 miles away); Forrest Reconnoitered (approx. 0.8 miles away); Century of Coal Mining (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madisonville.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Civil War In Madisonville. (Submitted on September 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on General Johnson. (Submitted on September 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Browning Springs Middle School image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
3. Browning Springs Middle School
Area view looking east on Arch Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
4. Area view looking east on Arch Street.
Adam Rankin "Stovepipe" Johnson image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
5. Adam Rankin "Stovepipe" Johnson
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 210 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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