A Masterful Retreat

A Masterful Retreat (HM1EJS)

Location: Manchester, KY 40962 Clay County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 7.314', W 83° 45.234'

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Gen. George W. Morgan's Union forces occupied Cumberland Gap June 18 to Sept. 17, 1862. Cut off from supplies and surrounded, Morgan with 9,000 men withdrew. They camped here Sept. 19-21, to perfect organization for march. Made fruitless supply search. Entire retreat to Ohio River, 200 miles, made in 16 days despite harassment by CSA Morgan's Raiders.
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number568
Year Placed1978
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Transportation
Marker Condition
7 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 11:49am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 255334 N 4111945
Decimal Degrees37.12190000, -83.75390000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 7.314', W 83° 45.234'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 7' 18.84" N, 83° 45' 14.04" W
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Area Code(s)606
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 564 Tri-County Rd, Manchester KY 40962, US
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Plaque was on decent condition, but was badly slanted on its pole.

Aug 14, 2015 at 8:58am PDT by judgelawless

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