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Battle of Barbourville
 
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By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
Markers on the Barbourville Bypass
SHOWN IN SOURCE-SPECIFIED ORDER
1Kentucky (Knox County), Barbourville — 518 — Civil War Actions
On Cumberland Gap Parkway (U.S. 25E) at Daniel Boone Drive (State Highway 11), on the right when traveling south on Cumberland Gap Parkway.
First skirmish in eastern Ky. On Sept. 19, 1861, Zollicoffer's CSA troops approached Barbourville. Home guard obstructed bridge, CSA took another route, were repulsed twice before guards retreated. Considerable property destroyed in town. CSA Gen. . . . Map (db m35771) HM
2Kentucky (Knox County), Barbourville — The Battle of BarbourvilleSeptember 19, 1861
On Daniel Boone Drive (State Highway 11) at Cumberland Avenue (State Highway 2421), on the right when traveling west on Daniel Boone Drive.
On September 19, 1861, near the spot where you now stand, a small contingent of Knox County Home Guard faced 800 Confederates at the bridge spanning Town Spring Branch. In 1992 the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission named the Battle of Barbourville . . . Map (db m35809) HM
3Kentucky (Knox County), Barbourville — The Battle of BarbourvilleSeptember 19, 1861 — First Kiosk —
On Daniel Boone Drive (State Highway 11) at Cumberland Avenue (State Highway 2421), on the right when traveling west on Daniel Boone Drive.
(First Panel): Camp Andy Johnson Established August 1861 Camp Andy Johnson was named for Senator Andrew Johnson of Greenville, Tennessee, the only senator from a seceding state who remained loyal. The camp was a refuge for the loyal men . . . Map (db m35810) HM
4Kentucky (Knox County), Barbourville — The Battle of BarbourvilleSeptember 19, 1861 — Second Kiosk —
On Daniel Boone Drive (State Highway 11) at Cumberland Avenue (State Highway 2421), on the right when traveling west on Daniel Boone Drive.
(First Panel): Building Union Support Tennessee Unionists Revolt Tennessee seceded from the Union in June 1861. Most people in Middle and West Tennessee supported that action but a large number of East Tennesseans did no. East Tennesseans . . . Map (db m35830) HM
 
 
  
 
Oct. 22, 2021