Demonstration - 1862

Demonstration - 1862 (HMC4Q)

Location: Bardwell, KY 42023 Carlisle County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 52.688', W 89° 0.893'

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Jan. 1862, Brig. Gen. U.S. Grant sent 5,000 USA troops from Cairo as a demonstration against Columbus, a Confederate stronghold on the Miss. River. Combined forces led by Brig. Gen. J.A. McClernand from Ft. Jefferson at Wickliffe through here to Milburn and back to Cairo. It acquainted U.S. Army with the area. It "inspired hope" among many loyal Federal citizens.
HM NumberHMC4Q
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number563
Year Placed1962
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 12:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 320427 N 4083248
Decimal Degrees36.87813333, -89.01488333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 52.688', W 89° 0.893'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 52' 41.28" N, 89° 0' 53.58" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 621 Elm St, Bardwell KY 42023, US
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