Paris in Bourbon County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
CSA at Paris, 1862
July 18, on its first Ky. raid Gen. John Hunt Morgan's cavalry rode to Paris from victory at Cynthiana. After holding out for days citizen groups surrendered. Warned of Union force nearby, CSA escaped pursuit, returned to Tenn. While Confederates held Lexington, Georgetown, and Frankfort Capitol they occupied Paris three weeks Sept. 1862. Map on reverse side.
Confederate Raids and Invasions and a Federal Retreat in Kentucky.
Lt. Gen. N.B. Forrest's Raid – Nov. 1861-Feb. 1862
Lt. Gen. N.B. Forrest's Raid – Dec. 1862
Lt. Gen. N.B. Forrest's Raid – March–April 1864
Lt. Gen. N.B. Forrest's Raid – Oct.-Nov. 1864
Brig. Gen. John H. Morgan's Raid – July 1862
Brig. Gen. John H. Morgan's Raid – Dec. 1862
Brig. Gen. John H. Morgan's Raid – July 1863
Brig. Gen. John H. Morgan's Raid – June 1864
Gen. Braxton Bragg's Invasion – Aug.-Sept. 1862
Maj. Gen. E. Kirby Smith's Invasion – Aug.-Sept. 1862
Brig. Gen. George W. Morgan's Retreat – Sept.-Oct. 1862
Broken Line indicates detachment
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 696.)
Location. 38° 12.808′ N, 84° 14.991′ W. Marker is in Paris, Kentucky, in Bourbon County. Marker is at the intersection of Bank Row Street (U.S. 460) and High Street (U.S. 460), on the left when traveling west on Bank Row Street. Touch for map. Marker in the northwest corner of the Bourbon County Courthouse square. Marker is in this post office area: Paris KY 40361, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Edwards 1748-1837 / Westwood (within shouting distance of this marker); Duncan Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Bourbon County, 1786 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bourbon County World War I Monument (about 300 feet away); William Holmes McGuffey (about 300 feet away); Eades Tavern (about 600 feet away); Cane Ridge Meeting House (approx. 4˝ miles away); Bourbon Whiskey / Jacob Spears (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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