1862 – (Civil War) Retreat from Cumberland Gap

On this day in 1862, the 1st Wisconsin Light Artillery continued their escape from Cumberland Gap, Kentucky. They had occupied the Cumberland Gap under Brigadier-General George W. Morgan, until they were driven out by Confederate General Kirby Smith’s invasion of Kentucky on Sept. 17. They reached the safety of Greenupberg on Oct. 3, 1862. During the escape, Morgan lost 80 men.