Near Richmond in Madison County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
“Rally, boys! Rally to the Colors!”
Cruft's command fired and the advancing Confederates fell back. Confederate Col. Thomas McCray quickly ordered his command to lie down behind a fence about 200 yards south of the Union position. Cruft, who incorrectly believed the Confederates were retreating, ordered a general advance.
When Cruft's line came within fifty yards of the Confederate position the Southerners rose and delivered a series of volleys that staggered the Federals. The fighting became intense all along the line west of the Old State Road. The Union brigade fought stubbornly, holding their ground. But the tide turned swiftly. Confederate Col. Benjamin J. Hill brought his brigade up on the east side of the Old State Road, turned west, and attacked Cruft's exposed eastern flank.
"[The enemy] opened on us through the fence with a volley that fairly shivered our line. I heard groans and cries of others
Erected by Civil War Discovery Trail.
Location. 37° 42.015′ N, 84° 15.874′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Kentucky, in Madison County. Marker is on Duncannon Road 0.1 miles west of Berea Road (U.S. 25/421), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located on a small service road just West of the intersection. Several other related markers are in this same area. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond KY 40475, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Defeat and Destruction Seemed Inevitable" (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Richmond (a few steps from this marker); The Generals (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Richmond, Ky. (approx. 0.9 miles away); Twitty's or Little Fort (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fort Estill (approx. 0.9 miles away); Daniel Boone's Trace (approx. 0.9 miles away); Daniel Boone's Trail (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 751 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on July 27, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. 4. submitted on July 27, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.