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Bowling Green in Warren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Baker Hill

 
 
Baker Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, March 8, 2011
1. Baker Hill Marker
Inscription. One of nine hills fortified by CSA making Bowling Green a strong Confederate defense center, 1861. Feb. 14, 1862, day after CSA left the area, USA forces in command of Gen. Ormsby Mitchell bombarded the town from here. It continued until a civilian bearing flag of truce advised Federals CSA had gone. Residence on hilltop used as hospital by USA to end of war.
 
Erected 1967 by KY Historical Society, KY Dept. of Highways. (Marker Number 1049.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 0.307′ N, 86° 25.224′ W. Marker is in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in Warren County. Marker is on Old Louisville Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bowling Green KY 42101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Barren River (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Bridge (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bowling Green & Warren County (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Limestone Bluffs (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Civil War in Bowling Green (approx. 0.7 miles away); Defending the L&N Railroad
Baker Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, March 8, 2011
2. Baker Hill Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Shake Rag (approx. mile away); Ora Porter (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bowling Green.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 541 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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