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Civil War Fort at Boonesboro

In 1998, The Winchester-Clark County Tourism Commission was introduced to a historical treasure hidden within the hills of the palisades on the banks of the Kentucky River.  Jerry Raisor, curator of the Kentucky River Museum at Fort Boonesborough State Park, informed the Winchester-Clark County Tourism Commission of remnants of a Civil War earthen work fortification […]

Leslie Morris Park on Fort Hill

Leslie Morris Park on Fort Hill is a 125-acre woodland that overlooks downtown Frankfort – Kentucky’s capital city. The park preserves two Civil War earthworks. Fort Boone was built in 1863. Local militiamen fought off an attack by a detachment of John Hunt Morgan’s Confederate raiders from behind its walls in June, 1864. Fort Boone […]

The Battle of Tebbs Bend

On July 4, 1863, at Tebbs Bend of Green River, Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s Confederates were defeated in an engagement on the Great Raid into Indiana and Ohio by a small force of green 25th Michigan Union troops commanded by Col. Orlando H. Moore. The battle, which lasted under four hours, is regarded as one […]

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