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Richmond in Madison County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Battle of Richmond, Ky.

August 29-30, 1862

 
 
Battle of Richmond, Ky. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 12, 2010
1. Battle of Richmond, Ky. Marker
Inscription. (Front):
Confederates: 12,000 Infantry, 4,000 Cavalry
Federals: 7,000 Infantry

Generals
Confederate, E. Kirby Smith
Federal, William Nelson, M.D. Manson

Losses
Confederate, 75 killed, 200 wounded
Federal, 206 killed, 844 wounded 4,303 prisoners (many men escaped) 9 pieces of artillery 10,000 stands of small arms large quantity of supplies

(Legend to Map on Back):
Madison County Kentucky
1 - Clay Home - Whitehall
2 - Republican Church - Baptist
3 - Fort Boonesborough
4 - Cane Spring Church
5 - Flatwoods Church
6 - Woodlawn
7 - Twetty's Fort
8 - Fort Estill
9 - Castlewood
10 - Jonathan Estill Home
11 - Mount Zion Church
12 - Hancock Taylor's Grave
13 - Milford - Original County Seat
14 - New Hope Church
15 - U.S. Grant House
16 - Indian Mound
17 - Kit Carson's Birthplace
18 - Original Location - Squire Boone Rock
19 - U.S. Ordnance
 
Erected 1955 by Fiscal Court of Madison County.
 
Location. 37° 42.764′ N, 84° 16.133′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Kentucky, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Berea Road (U.S. 25/421) and Pace Ramsey Road
Battle of Richmond, Ky. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 12, 2010
2. Battle of Richmond, Ky. Marker
Reverse side of marker with map and legend.
, on the left when traveling south on Berea Road. Click for map. Location is a small rest area along the highway. Multiple markers are located here. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond KY 40475, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Twitty's or Little Fort (here, next to this marker); Fort Estill (here, next to this marker); Daniel Boone's Trace (here, next to this marker); Daniel Boone's Trail (here, next to this marker); Race to Richmond (a few steps from this marker); "Defeat and Destruction Seemed Inevitable" (approx. 0.9 miles away); "Rally, boys! Rally to the Colors!" (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Richmond (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battle of Richmond, Ky. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 12, 2010
3. Battle of Richmond, Ky. Marker
closer view of the map on the reverse side.
Battle of Richmond, Ky. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 12, 2010
4. Battle of Richmond, Ky. Marker
overall view of the markers at this location.
Battle of Richmond, Ky. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 6, 2010
5. Battle of Richmond, Ky. Marker
Looking South on US 25/421.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,611 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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