Civil War Robbery / Bank Sues

Civil War Robbery / Bank Sues (HM1KLK)

Location: Mount Sterling, KY 40353 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 3.361', W 83° 56.598'

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Civil War Robbery


In this building is the Farmers Bank vault, which was robbed of $60,000 as "Morgan's Raiders" were on their last raid through Kentucky. Late the night of June 8, 1864, several of Morgan's men went to the house of J. O. Miller, cashier, and took the vault key from him. The money was never recovered. It was believed it went to Confederate cause. See over.

Bank Sues

In 1866, a civil suit was filed in Anderson Co. by Farmers Bank against Lt. J. F. Witherspoon. The bank was awarded a judgment of $59,057.33 for damages. On appeal, Witherspoon found not liable. Court of Appeals said that under laws of war, robbery was not unlawful. Furthermore, there was no proof Witherspoon more guilty than any other in Morgan's command. Over.
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HM NumberHM1KLK
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Marker Number1331
Year Placed1970
Placed ByThe Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 241755 N 4216121
Decimal Degrees38.05601667, -83.94330000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 3.361', W 83° 56.598'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 3' 21.66" N, 83° 56' 35.88" W
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Area Code(s)859
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12 S Bank St, Mount Sterling KY 40353, US
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