A Masterful Retreat
N 36° 36.543 W 083° 40.658
17S E 260515 N 4054843
Quick Description: A 1962 Kentucky Historical Marker in Cumberland Gap National Historic Park.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 6/8/2014 11:47:25 PM
Waymark Code: WMKXJB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ReedKyCacheFinders
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Marker Text:

During the Civil War, Cumberland Gap was held alternately by Union and CSA armies. USA forces under Gen. George W. Morgan occupied it June 18 to Sept. 17, 1862. Cut off from supplies and surrounded, Morgan with 9,000 men retreated successfully to Greenup on Ohio River, 200 miles in 16 days over mountain roads, and despite the harassment of CSA Morgan's Raiders.
Marker Name: A Masterful Retreat

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Battle (war)

Marker Number (for official markers): 521

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways


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