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Madisonville in Hopkins 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, on reconnaissance and foraging mission toward the Ohio River Nov. 24 to Dec. 5, 1861, passed here with 300 cavalry on way to Caseyville. There he found large supply of hogs and took some along. After he left, USA picked up remainder. While returning to Hopkinsville Forrest captured horses, cattle and more hogs. Map on other side.

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 613.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 20.439′ N, 87° 29.911′ W. Marker is in Madisonville, Kentucky, in Hopkins County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (U.S. 41) and Hanson Street, on the left when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 920 North Main Street, Madisonville KY 42431, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rosenwald High School / Professor C. L. Timberlake (approx. 0.7 miles away); Army of Six (approx.
Forrest Reconnoitered Marker (Map from reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
2. Forrest Reconnoitered Marker (Map from reverse)
0.8 miles away); County Named, 1806 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 0.9 miles away); Gov. Ruby Laffoon (approx. one mile away); The Hockersmith House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Carlow's Stone Wall (approx. 1.2 miles away); Century of Coal Mining (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madisonville.
 
Categories. AnimalsWar, US Civil
 
Nathan Beford Forrest image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
3. Nathan Beford Forrest
Wide shot of marker near CVS. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
4. Wide shot of marker near CVS.
Looking north on North Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
5. Looking north on North Main Street.
 
 
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 155 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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