Near Jenkins in Letcher County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Brig. Gen. Garfield and 700 Union troops forced 500 CSA men from here March 16, 1862 and burned CSA supplies. On last raid in Ky. Morgan’s Raiders dislodged Union forces here June 1, 1864 and moved on to Mt. Sterling, Lexington and Cynthiana. They then returned to Virginia.
Erected 1962 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 510.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 9.459′ N, 82° 38.207′ W. Marker is near Jenkins, Kentucky, in Letcher County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 23 0.8 miles east of U.S. 119, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located at a roadside pullout that is only accessible from the US 23 northbound lanes. Marker is in this post office area: Jenkins KY 41537, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pound Gap Massacre (approx. ¼ mile away); Brothers Once More (approx. ¼ mile away); Caudill’s Army (approx. ¼ mile away); Wise County / Kentucky Pound Gap (approx. 0.4 miles away in Virginia); Jenkins (approx. half a mile away); Pound Gap Engagement (approx. ¾ mile away in Virginia); The Crooked Road (approx. ¾ mile away in Virginia).
Also see . . .
1. Pound Gap - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 23, 2016.)
2. Pound Gap (Wise County). From The Virginia Center for Civil War Studies. (Submitted on August 23, 2016.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 117 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 23, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.