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Near Munfordville in Hart County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Anthony Woodson Farm

Battle of Munfordville

 

—September 14-17, 1862 —

 
Anthony Woodson Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 25, 2011
1. Anthony Woodson Farm Marker
Inscription. Thomas Woodson received this farm as a land grant from Thomas Jefferson for service in the Revolutionary War. His son Anthony made his home on this site and developed a prosperous farmstead, considered one of the finest in the county. From his front porch he and his family could see the magnificent L&N Railroad bridge across the river.

That bridge would be Woodson's undoing. Drawn by the strategic importance of the bridge, military forces of both the Union and Confederate armies occupied Munfordville and Woodsonville continually throughout the war. During this military occupation, Anthony Woodson suffered great losses, as it was on his farm that the Battle of Rowlett's Station and the Battle of Munfordville were fought. His fertile earth was piled into fortifications, his barns and outbuildings were burned, his timber was leveled, and all his rail fences were taken for firewood. Unable to farm, Woodson had no means of income.

In 1864, the family filed a claim for war reparations from the Federal Government. Congress had passed act to reimburse loyal civilians for losses caused by the armies in battle and through occupation. Woodson's claim for $12,126.00 was at first disallowed because a witness described him as "a Southern man." Years later the family finally accepted $4,594.00 in settlement, in time to rebuild their house,
Anthony Woodson Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 25, 2011
2. Anthony Woodson Farm Marker
which had recently burned. They used the money to rebuild their home using the same foundation and much the same design as the first. The Summer Kitchen at the rear of the house is original.
 
Erected by Battle for the Bridge Historic Preserve.
 
Location. 37° 15.422′ N, 85° 53.257′ W. Marker is near Munfordville, Kentucky, in Hart County. Marker is on Charlie Downing Road north of Bragg Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Munfordville KY 42765, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kentucky and the Western War (within shouting distance of this marker); The Raider (within shouting distance of this marker); The Woodson Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Munfordville: Day 1 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Craig (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Munfordville: Siege (approx. 0.2 miles away); L&N Railroad Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Munfordville (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Munfordville.
 
Also see . . .  Battle for the Bridge Historic Preserve. (Submitted on February 2, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Horticulture & ForestrySettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Anthony Woodson Farm image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 9, 2015
3. Anthony Woodson Farm
View to east across Charlie Downing Rd
Marker is at center right in the image
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 790 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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