Frankfort in Franklin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
1864 Attack on Frankfort
In John Hunt Morgan's last raid, a large CSA cavalry force moved into Ky. to tie down Union soldiers and obtain horses. After telegraph & rail lines were cut, a small force was sent to Frankfort on June l0 to attack Fort Boone, overlooking the town. Slaves building outer defenses of fort were ordered away to prevent their capture. Over.
The fort was defended by a small force of militia & notable volunteers including Gov. Thomas Bramlette, future US Supreme Court Justice John M. Harlan, and General D.W. Lindsey. Emboldened by these leaders, the defenders held their ground. The next day, an attack from south side of the river failed & the CSA retreated to Georgetown.
Erected 2014 by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department Of Highways. (Marker Number 2416.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 10, 1864.
Location. 38° 11.949′ N, 84° 52.574′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Frankfort KY 40601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Kentucky State Prison Keystone (within shouting distance of this marker); First Christian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Inauguration Elm (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / William Clark in Frankfort (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Governor William Goebel (about 300 feet away); Hiram Lodge No. 4 F. & A.M. (about 300 feet away); Old State House (about 400 feet away); William Goebel (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
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