Near Richmond in Madison County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Route of Advance
In Aug. 1862, Confederate Gen. E. Kirby Smith left Knoxville to invade Ky. in a planned effort with Gen. Braxton Bragg, who advanced from near Nashville. Smith bypassed Union troops at Cumberland Gap and followed the Old State Road toward Richmond, where U.S. forces opposed his advance. The Old State Road was the major transportation route for Kirby Smith's army. Over.
Moving up the Old State Road, the Confederates skirmished with Union troops on Aug. 29. The next day, Kirby Smith drove Brig. Gen. Mahlon Manson's Union force back toward Richmond. Kirby Smith's attack followed the Old State Road for the entire battle, which was a decisive Confederate victory. After the fight, the road continued to be a major thoroughfare.
Erected 2015 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2446.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1862.
Location. 37° 41.069′ N, 84° 15.532′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Kentucky, in Madison Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Battlefield Memorial Highway, 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. Fight at Rogersville (within shouting distance of this marker); Sturdy, Accurate and Reliable (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Richmond Masonic Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Richmond (within shouting distance of this marker); Patrick Ronayne Cleburne (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Mahlon Manson (about 300 feet away); General Edmund Kirby Smith (about 300 feet away); General William "Bull" Nelson (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 20, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.