Archive for the ‘Kentucky Civil War Battlefields’ Category

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 […]

Mill Springs Battlefield

On January 19, 1862, General Felix K. Zollicoffer and his Confederate forces faced off against General George H. Thomas’ Federal troops on a cold, rainy Sunday morning near Logan’s Crossroads in Kentucky, a sleepy little community about nine miles north of the Cumberland River. During the fall of 1861, Zollicoffer moved his army to Mill […]

Battle Of Richmond

Battle of Richmond Visitors Center

By Phil Seyfrit “General, I’ve got them! I haven’t counted them, but I have a ten acre lot full.” Confederate cavalry commander Col. John Scott reports overall Confederate army commander Edmund Kirby Smith late in the evening of August 30, 1862. The drought stricken towns and farms of Madison County, Kentucky, experienced one of the […]

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