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

Fort Albert Sidney Johnston

 
 
Fort Albert Sidney Johnston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2019
1. Fort Albert Sidney Johnston Marker
Inscription.  
General Simon Bolivar Buckner occupied Bowling Green September 18, 1861.

General Albert Sidney Johnston, Commander Confederate Army of the West, move headquarters to Bowling Green October 28, 1861. He began the erection of this fort.

General Johnston evacuated Bowling Green February 14, 1862, and started for Nashville. This ended Confederate control here.

General Ormsby M. Mitchell of the Union Army occupied Bowling Green February 15, 1862.

Colonel Benjamin Harrison, later President, was one among the Union officers in command here.

Union forces held the fort to the end of the war.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #23 Benjamin Harrison series list.
 
Location. 36° 59.262′ N, 86° 27.111′ W. Marker is in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Hilltop Drive and College Heights Boulevard, on the left when
Fort Albert Sidney Johnston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2019
2. Fort Albert Sidney Johnston Marker
traveling west. This marker is located outside Gordon Wilson Hall at Western Kentucky University. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bowling Green KY 42101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. History (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Hardin Cherry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); W.L. "Gander" Terry Colonnade (about 500 feet away); Potter College (about 500 feet away); Training School-College High (about 500 feet away); Confederate State Capital of Kentucky (about 700 feet away); Ogden College (about 700 feet away); Felts Log House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowling Green.
 
Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, C.S.A. image. Click for full size.
3. Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, C.S.A.
Gen. Simon B. Buckner, C.S.A. image. Click for full size.
4. Gen. Simon B. Buckner, C.S.A.
Gen. Ormsby M. Mitchell, U.S.A. image. Click for full size.
5. Gen. Ormsby M. Mitchell, U.S.A.
Gen. Benjamin Harrison, U.S.A. image. Click for full size.
6. Gen. Benjamin Harrison, U.S.A.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 2, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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