A Masterful Retreat

301 Main St, Greenup, KY

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Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger

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"USA Brig. Gen. George W. Morgan with 8000 men reached here Oct. 3, 1862 on way to Camp Dennison, Ohio, after retreating over 200 miles from Cumberland Gap in sixteen days, harassed by CSA Morgan's Raiders. USA forces had held Gap but Confederate operations based in Barbourville, 24 miles north of Gap, had cut off Union supplies and made retreat necessary."

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  • October 27, 2011: Added by Bill Eichelberger

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