First Kentucky Cavalry

First Kentucky Cavalry (HM1KKZ)

Location: Liberty, KY 42539 Casey County
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N 37° 19.079', W 84° 56.42'

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First Kentucky Cavalry

Casey County, home of one-third of this Union regiment and of its commanders Col. Frank L. Wolford and Col. Silas Adams. Others came from eight nearby Ky. counties. Recruited July 1861, trained at Camp Dick Robinson. Saw active service from Wild Cat Mt. battle, Oct. 19, 1861, until mustered out, Dec. 31, 1864. Became famous for skill and daring. See over.

1st Ky. Cav. Continued

Efficient in battle, infantry as well as cavalry. Unsurpassed in fighting guerrillas and scouting. In Mill Springs, Perryville and Lebanon (Tenn.) battles and scores of other engagements. Led pursuit of CSA Bragg's retreat, Oct. 1862. First Kentucky was at surrender of John Hunt Morgan, Ohio, July 1863. Later that year in East Tenn. and Sherman's Atlanta campaign, 1864.
Marker Number684
Year Placed1964
Placed ByThe Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 6:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 682505 N 4132137
Decimal Degrees37.31798333, -84.94033333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 19.079', W 84° 56.42'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 19' 4.74" N, 84° 56' 25.2" W
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Area Code(s)606
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 720 Campbellsville St, Liberty KY 42539, US
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