Greenville in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Battle of New Orleans
46 years afterward on January 12, 1861 in the widely
read journal "Harper's Weekly"
It depicts a sharpshooter and men loading long rifles for him...as is
the story of Ephraim Brank's heroics.
General Andrew Jackson and most of the trained
American soldiers were congregated on the left side of the
battlefield, leaving the right side to be defended by less trained
Kentucky and Tennessee militia. Being informed by a traitor from the
American side, British General Pakenham decided to concentrate his
attack at this point, only to find out that these militiamen were
more than capable of defending their position with a
backwoods hunting sharpshooter skill and their trusty long rifle.
(Red arrow denotes KY/TN militia position in the line,
including McLean's Company and Ephraim Brank).
Location. 37° 12.029′ N, 87° 10.693′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Kentucky, in Muhlenberg County. Marker is on Main Street south of East Main Cross Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in front of the Muhlenberg County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Main Street, Greenville KY 42345, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Forrest Reconnoitered (here, next to this marker); Revolutionary War Soldiers (a few steps from this marker); Muhlenberg County (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Greenville Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Short House / George W. Short (1805-1863) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Muhlenberg Hero (approx. ¾ mile away); Jonathan E. Spilman (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on the Battle of New Orleans. (Submitted on September 27, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 27, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.