A Masterful Retreat

A Masterful Retreat (HM1EGU)

Location: Grayson, KY 41143 Carter County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 19.884', W 82° 56.55'

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As Gen. George W. Morgan's Union force, 8,000 when here, retreated from Cumberland Gap, they were harassed from West Liberty by CSA Gen. John H. Morgan's Raiders. Failure of reinforcements to reach here caused Confederates to leave Oct. 1, 1862 and rejoin main CSA force in Lexington. Union forces reached Greenup Oct. 3, 200 miles in 16 days.
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number842
Year Placed1963
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 11:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 330216 N 4244370
Decimal Degrees38.33140000, -82.94250000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 19.884', W 82° 56.55'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 19' 53.04" N, 82° 56' 33.00" W
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Area Code(s)606, 859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 416-430 E Main St, Grayson KY 41143, US
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