Invasion through the Gap

Invasion through the Gap (HMNV3)

Location: Middlesboro, KY 40965 Bell County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 36.495', W 83° 40.464'

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For the North, Cumberland Gap was a natural invasion route into the South - providing access to vulnerable railroads and valuable minerals and salt works in East Tennessee and southwest Virginia.

For the South, the Gap was a gateway for an invasion of Kentucky to drive out the Federal foe.

Cumberland Gap exchanged hands four times during the Civil War
August 1861 Confederates fortify Cumberland Gap.

June 18, 1862 Union forces under General Morgan occupy the Gap.

September 17, 1862 Confederate General Stevenson forces evacuation of Union troops from the Gap as the Confederates' push into northern Kentucky's Bluegrass region begins.

September 9, 1863 Union forces under General Burnside accept surrender of General Frazer's 2,300-man Confederate garrison at the Gap.

Cumberland Gap remains in Northern hands for duration of the war.

Please do not walk on these remaining earthworks.
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 1:57am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 260801 N 4054746
Decimal Degrees36.60825000, -83.67440000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 36.495', W 83° 40.464'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 36' 29.70" N, 83° 40' 27.84" W
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Area Code(s)423, 606
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1074 Pinacle Rd, Middlesboro KY 40965, US
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