Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Kirby Smith Invades Kentucky



Marker ID: THC 1D 15
Location: U.S. 25W, Anderson County, south of Clinton, TN
County: Anderson
Coordinates:   
Waymark: None
 



Text:

The Army of East Tennessee passed enroute to Kentucky. Maj. Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith, leaving Knoxville Aug. 14, 1862, had sent Stevenson's Division to contain Morgan's Federal garrison in Cumberland Gap and left McCown's Division to garrison Knoxville. Col. John S. Scott's Cavalry Brigade screened the advance, Cleburne's Division led, followed by Churchill's while Heth closed the rear.