Merchants' Row / Street Fighting

Merchants' Row / Street Fighting (HMV8B)

Location: Perryville, KY 40468 Boyle County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 39.004', W 84° 57.111'

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Merchants' Row

Originally known as Main St., the town's historic commercial center renamed Buell St. to honor Union general D.C. Buell. Now called Merchants' Row, most buildings built 1830-40. Temperance leader Carrie Nation lived here as a child. Buildings damaged during Perryville battle & used as field hospitals. Row later raided by pro-Confederate guerillas. Over.

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Street Fighting

Area saw fighting during the Oct. 8, 1862 battle. Southern troops retreated into town from the west pursued by Federals. 21st and 38th Illinois regiments drove CSA over Chaplin River and took position along Merchants' Row, capturing prisoners and wagons. Several buildings between 2nd and 3rd streets burned during the fight. Over.
Presented by the Perryville Enhancement Project.
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HM NumberHMV8B
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
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Marker Number2223
Year Placed2006
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 10:27am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 680683 N 4168963
Decimal Degrees37.65006667, -84.95185000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 39.004', W 84° 57.111'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 39' 0.24" N, 84° 57' 6.66" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-233 Jane Todd Crawford Trail, Perryville KY 40468, US
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