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

General Edward Henry Hobson

 
 
General Edward Henry Hobson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
1. General Edward Henry Hobson Marker
Inscription. Edward Henry Hobson was born in Greensburg, Kentucky, on July 11, 1825. He was educated in the common schools of Greensburg and Danville, Kentucky. He worked for his father who was a successful merchant in Greensburg. In 1846 Hobson enlisted for service in the war with Mexico (1846-47), serving in Co. A of the 2nd Kentucky Infantry. During the war he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant for bravery. Following the war, he returned home, going into banking in the 1850s.

At the outbreak of the Civil War, Hobson enlisted in the Union army and began recruiting a regiment of soldiers in the Green River area. This regiment became the 13th Kentucky Infantry and Hobson its colonel. The 13th moved south with Gen. Don Carlos Buell and fought at the Battle of Shiloh. In November 1862, Abraham Lincoln made Hobson a brigadier general. After service in Mississippi and Tennessee, he returned to Kentucky.

On July 6, 1863, Hobson was ordered to leave Munfordville, where he had been training troops, to find Gen. John Hunt Morgan, the “Thunderbolt of the Confederacy.” After a skirmish at Marrowbone, Kentucky, he pursued Morgan through Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio (July 6-26, 1863). On July 26th, Hobsonís force defeated Morgan at Buffington Island, Ohio, ending Morganís Great Raid into the North.

On June 11, 1864, Hobson
Marker Next to Greensburg Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
2. Marker Next to Greensburg Courthouse
General Edward Henry Hobson marker is on the left
and Morgan met again at Cynthiana, Kentucky. After a spirited resistance, Hobsonís outnumbered force of 900 was captured. It is said that when Morgan approached Hobson, he smiled and said, “General, we meet again!” as Hobson handed over his pistols. Though Hobson was defeated, his defense allowed Union soldiers to catch up and defeat Morgan the following day.

Hobson was mustered out of service in September of 1865 and returned home to Greensburg to engage in business. He died at a Grand Army of the Republic Reunion in Cleveland and is buried at the family cemetery in Greensburg.
 
Location. 37° 15.635′ N, 85° 30.094′ W. Marker is in Greensburg, Kentucky, in Green County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of E. Court Street and S. Main Street. Click for map. Marker is located in front of the historic Greensburg Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Greensburg KY 42743, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Greensburg Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Home of Gen. Edward H. Hobson (a few steps from this marker); Green County Architecture Heritage History (a few steps from this marker); Green Countians Memorial (within shouting
Markers in Front of Historic Greensburg Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
3. Markers in Front of Historic Greensburg Courthouse
General Edward Henry Hobson marker is left of the Greensburg Courthouse
distance of this marker); Green County, 1792 (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Early Minister (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln's Law Partner (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Home of Gen. Edward H. Hobson (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Greensburg.
 
More about this marker. The marker includes the following:

Funded in part by the Federal Highway Administration Transportation Enhancement funding as administered by the Kentucky Department of Highways.

The John Hunt Morgan in Kentucky Trail is a project of the Kentucky Heartland Civil War Trails Commission.

This is just one of many sites along the John Hunt Morgan Trail. Brochures highlighting the entire trail are available at visitor information centers along the route.
 
Also see . . .  Edward H. Hobson - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 15, 2016.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Copy of Wayside Exhibit
This marker is a copy of the wayside exhibit located at the nearby Hobson Family Cemetery.
General Edward Henry Hobson Wayside Exhibit Next to Hobson Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
4. General Edward Henry Hobson Wayside Exhibit Next to Hobson Family Cemetery
    — Submitted August 15, 2016.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on August 15, 2016.
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