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Middle Creek National Battlefield

  • Address 2698 KY 114
    Prestonsburg, Kentucky 41653
  • Hours
    7:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m.
  • Phone 606-886-1341

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On January 10th, 1862, James A. Garfield, an obscure Ohio college professor and newly-minted colonel of a regiment of Ohio volunteers, launched an attack on a brigade of Confederate soldiers holding a position on the ridges overlooking the Forks of Middle Creek, located two miles west of Prestonsburg, Kentucky. The Confederates were commanded by Brigadier General Humphrey Marshall, a seasoned veteran famous for his exploits during the Mexican War.

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