Near Richmond in Madison County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Civil War Field Hospital
Built in 1852, this building was adjacent to location of the Battle of Richmond, Aug. 29-30, 1862, and became field hospital for Gen. Wm. Nelson's 1st and 2nd brigades, USA. Mortality was high, and about forty Union soldiers were buried in mass grave near church. Reinterred in Camp Nelson National Cem., 1868. After war, building again served as Mt. Zion Christian Church. Over.
On Aug. 30, 1862, this building was struck by fire from Captain John T. Humphrey's Arkansas Artillery Battery, with Churchill's (3rd) Division of E. Kirby Smith's Provisional Army of Ky., CSA. Scar is still visible on south wall. Battle of Richmond brought a Confederate victory. After Battle of Perryville in October, Confederates retired from state.
Erected 1988 by Kentucky Historical Society / Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1825.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 40.422′ N, 84° 15.223′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Kentucky, in Madison County. Marker is on Kingston Highway (U.S. 421 at milepost 12), 0.8 miles south of Berea Road (U.S. 25), on the right when traveling south. Click for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mt. Zion Church - Field Hospital (a few steps from this marker); Michigan Light Artillery Regiment / Batteries F and G (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Artillery (about 500 feet away); The Confederates Crush The Union Left (approx. 0.2 miles away); Manson's First Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); Manson's Mistake (approx. half a mile away); A Reckless And Useless Charge (approx. half a mile away); Barnett Burial Ground (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
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Also see . . . Mt. Zion Christian Church during the Battle of Richmond. (Submitted on May 20, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
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