Prestonsburg in Floyd County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Morgan's Last Raid
Morganís Last Raid
On tragic last Kentucky raid, Gen. John H. Morgan and Raiders entered state June 1, 1864, took Mt. Sterling June 8, lost it on June 9th, took Lexington on 10th, and Cynthiana on 11th. USA under Gen. S.G. Burbridge defeated CSA next day. Morgan retreated through here, reaching Virginia June 20. See map on other side. Raiders never recovered from this reverse.
Confederate Raids and Invasions and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky.
(Map showing routes of Confederate raids and invasions into Kentucky 1861-1864)
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 623.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 40.232′ N, 82° 46.593′ W. Marker is in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, in Floyd County. Marker is on N. Arnold Avenue south of Kentucky Highway 114, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prestonsburg KY 41653, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Burns House / A Brief History of the Garfield Place (within John Graham (approx. ľ mile away); Prestonsburg Toll Bridge / Chesapeake & Ohio Railway System (approx. ľ mile away); County Named, 1799 (approx. ľ mile away); Greenville R. Davidson (approx. ľ mile away); Floyd County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); The May Farm (approx. 0.9 miles away); Samuel May / Samuel May House (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prestonsburg.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 200 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.