1st and 2nd Battle of Cynthiana

1st and 2nd Battle of Cynthiana (HMNYL)

Location: Cynthiana, KY 41031 Harrison County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 23.19', W 84° 17.98'

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1st Battle of Cynthiana
During CSA Col. John H. Morgan's 1st KY Raid, on July 17, 1862, 875 CSA hit town via the Georgetown Pike. 350 US troops & Home Guard defended town from houses. Morgan attacked across Licking River and outflanked US troops, who gave up after 2 hours. Approx. 40 CSA, 90 US killed & wounded. Morgan was surprised because the US defense was unexpectedly strong.

(Reverse):
2nd Battle of Cynthiana
In mid-1864, Morgan raided KY from VA. Discipline had broken down and some CSA robbed a Mt.Sterling bank before coming here on June 11. CSA defeated Union defenders and burned part of town to drive defenders out of houses. Morgan's men were routed the next day north of town. Defeated, the CSA fled back to VA.

With gratitude to Joe Moss, KJHS, Eastside Elem.
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HM NumberHMNYL
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
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Marker Number2312
Year Placed2009
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 11:38pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 735852 N 4252152
Decimal Degrees38.38650000, -84.29966667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 23.19', W 84° 17.98'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 23' 11.40" N, 84° 17' 58.80" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Paris Pike, Cynthiana KY 41031, US
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