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

A Civil War Defense Line

 
 
A Civil War Defense Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
1. A Civil War Defense Line Marker
Inscription. Troops under Generals S. B. Buckner and A. S. Johnston, CSA, took up this key position in the Southern defense line on Sept. 18, 1861. After Fort Henry fell and Fort Donelson was threatened, they evacuated Feb. 11-13, 1862. Gen. O. M. Mitchell and Federal troops entered Feb. 14, 1862, occupying the evacuated fort and securing the defense line for the North.
 
Erected 1962 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 538.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 59.946′ N, 86° 26.238′ W. Marker is in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Center Street and East 4th Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located within Roland Bland Park near the gazebo and children's playground. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Center Street, Bowling Green KY 42101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ernest Hogan (within shouting distance of this marker); Louisville & Nashville Railroad Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Ora Porter (approx. 0.3
View of marker with children's playground in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
2. View of marker with children's playground in background.
miles away); Shake Rag (approx. 0.3 miles away); Defending the L&N Railroad (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Civil War in Bowling Green (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Limestone Bluffs (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bowling Green & Warren County (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bowling Green.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Roland Bland Park with marker in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
3. Roland Bland Park with marker in background.
Park gazebo in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
4. Park gazebo in background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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