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Kirby Smith Invades Kentucky

Marker ID: THC 1D 17
Location: U.S. 25W, Campbell County, seven miles southeast of Jellico, TN
County: Campbell
Coordinates: N 36° 35.423    W 084° 7.585
  36.59038333    -84.12641666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Kirby Smith Invades Kentucky

Heth's Division, with the army's artillery and subsistence trains, passed into Kentucky through Walker's and Big Creek Gaps, while other combat elements of the Army of East Tennessee moved through Roger's Gap. The two columns reunited at Barbourville, moving thence to Richmond, Ky., where on Aug. 30, they routed the Federal force under Maj. Gen. William Nelson.

Tennessee Historical Commission