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Near Bardstown in Nelson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Camp Charity

 
 
Camp Charity Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert H. Moore, II, August 14, 2009
1. Camp Charity Marker
Inscription.  Named by Lexington Rifles, under John Hunt Morgan, who camped here, Sept. 1861. Friendly people took no pay for food. With additional recruits, horses and supplies they joined Confederates at Green River Sept. 30. The Rifles were mustered in as Second Cavalry Regiment, Ky. Volunteers, CSA, renowned as "Morgan's Raiders."
 
Erected 1962 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 506.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1861.
 
Location. 37° 50.695′ N, 85° 22.317′ W. Marker is near Bardstown, Kentucky, in Nelson County. Marker is on Bloomfield Road (U.S. 62), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bardstown KY 40004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kincheloe's Station (approx. 1.9 miles away); Ferguson Chapel Site (approx. 4½ miles away); Nazareth College (approx. 4.8 miles away); Civil War in Bardstown
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(approx. 4.8 miles away); An Early Turnpike / Mile Stones, ca. 1835 (approx. 5 miles away); My Old Kentucky Home (approx. 5 miles away); Ben Johnson House (approx. 5 miles away); Wickland (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bardstown.
 
More about this marker. This is one of approximately 24 markers listed on the "Other Sites" related to the "John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Kentucky" markers series.
 
Also see . . .  Trails-R-Us: John Hunt Morgan in Kentucky. (Submitted on December 5, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,220 times since then and 73 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 5, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 29, 2022