“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Bighill in Madison County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Civil War Action

Civil War Action Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Chris Van Blargan, November 13, 2008
1. Civil War Action Marker
Inscription. Aug. 23, 1862. Col. Scott's La. Cavalry, of Gen. Kirby Smith's invading army from Tenn., routed Col. Metcalfe and Union troops. Approaching Richond as USA army arrived, Scott went back to Camp Wildcat, then joined Smith in Richmond victory, Aug. 30, 1862.

Mar. 1864, Gen. Grant on way to take command of all US armies stopped at house south of here.
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society. (Marker Number 514.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 33.093′ N, 84° 12.514′ W. Marker is in Bighill, Kentucky, in Madison County. Marker is on McKee Road (Kentucky Route 421), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located on the south side of carwash parking lot adjacent to road. Marker is in this post office area: Bighill KY 40405, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Merritt Jones/Wayside Tavern / Jones Tavern/CSA Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); Site of Starns' Defeat (approx. 2 miles away); Encampment at Bobtown / Engagment at Bobtown / Advance to Kingston
Civil War Action Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
2. Civil War Action Marker
Looking south along US 421.
(approx. 4.6 miles away); Church of Christ, Union (approx. 4.6 miles away); For Mountain Youth (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Battle of Richmond Knocked at Berea's Door (approx. 5 miles away); Richmond-Prelude/ Richmond Battle (approx. 7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bighill.
Regarding Civil War Action. Last skirmish between Scott and Metcalfe on August 23, 1862 was fought along creek immediately to the north of marker.
Additional keywords. Richmond, Kentucky Campaign
Categories. War, US Civil
Civil War Action Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
3. Civil War Action Marker
looking south along US 421.
Civil War Action Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
4. Civil War Action Marker
Looking north on US 421 approaching the town of Big Hill, KY.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Chris Van Blargan of Canal Fulton, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,613 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Chris Van Blargan of Canal Fulton, Ohio.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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