Morgan's First Raid

Morgan's First Raid (HM1A8K)

Location: Somerset, KY 42501 Pulaski County
Country: United States of America
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N 37° 5.582', W 84° 36.293'

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CSA General John H. Morgan's first Kentucky raid covered 1000 miles, July 4 to July 28, 1862—24 days. Left Tenn. with 900 men, returned with 1200, captured 17 towns, 300 horses, destroyed Union supplies. Here, July 21, Morgan took over telegraph line and countermanded USA orders to pursue. Destroyed commissary stores, wagons, arms. Moved on to Monticello. See map.
HM NumberHM1A8K
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number677
Year Placed1964
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker Condition
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 11:35pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 712865 N 4107877
Decimal Degrees37.09303333, -84.60488333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 5.582', W 84° 36.293'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 5' 34.92" N, 84° 36' 17.58" W
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Area Code(s)606
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 113-199 N Main St, Somerset KY 42501, US
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Marker sits in a spot at the corner of the former Pulaski County Library, now the Carnegie Community Arts Center.

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