First Kentucky Raid
— July 9, 1862 —At this site Confederate Colonel John Hunt Morgan began his famous "First Kentucky Raid." His objective was the destruction of the Union force in and around Tompkinsville. Riding through the night, Morgan and his raiders left Celina, Tennessee on July 8, 1862; crossing the Cumberland River and surprising Union forces in the early morning hours of July 9.
|Placed By||John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 6:33am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 617229 N 4062284|
|Decimal Degrees||36.69900000, -85.68765000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 41.94', W 85° 41.259'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 41' 56.40" N, 85° 41' 15.54" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 600 State Hwy 163, Tompkinsville KY 42167, US|
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