Elizabethtown Battle

Elizabethtown Battle (HMGOW)

Location: Elizabethtown, KY 42701 Hardin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 41.313', W 85° 51.244'

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Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan on his second raid into Kentucky, with 3,900 men, was met by 652 Union troops under Lt. Col. H.S. Smith, Dec. 27, 1862. Object of raid was destruction of L & N R.R. main artery for U.S.A. troop movement south. Morgan surrounded town and placed artillery on the cemetery hill. Elizabethtown garrison was destroyed. Federals surrendered.
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HM NumberHMGOW
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
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Marker Number1116
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 1:45pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 601035 N 4171877
Decimal Degrees37.68855000, -85.85406667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 41.313', W 85° 51.244'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 41' 18.78" N, 85° 51' 14.64" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 420-426 E Dixie Ave, Elizabethtown KY 42701, US
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