Forrest Reconnoitered

US 60, NE of Marion, KY

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Description 

"Returning from reconnaissance and foraging mission to Ohio River, CSA Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest with cavalry here Dec. 1, 1861, learned of threats to and arrests of Southern sympathizers. While capturing a few instigators, regimental Surgeon S. M. VanWyck was killed. Forrest stayed here another day before returning to Hopkinsville. See map other side."

Update Log 

  • April 25, 2011: Added by Bill Eichelberger

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