Near Bardstown in Hardin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Skirmish at Rolling Fork
Advancing Federals fired on Confederate troops led by Gen. John Hunt Morgan on Dec. 29, 1862, during a rear-guard action. Acquaintances Col. John Harlan and Col. Basil Duke fought on opposing sides. Wounded during the clash, Duke recuperated at Bardstown. Over.
After the Civil War, Col. Harlan became a U.S. Supreme Court Justice & was known as the “Great Dissenter” for his persistent judicial opposition, including that against the “separate but equal” principle of segregation. Duke recovered from his wounds and became a lawyer & lobbyist for the L&N Railroad that he helped destroy during the war.
Erected 2005 by Hardin County Historical Society. (Marker Number 2175.)
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 December 1845.
Location. 37° 48.43′ N, 85° 36.354′ W. Marker is near Bardstown, Kentucky, in Hardin County. 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 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The First Cedar Creek Baptist Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Cedar Creek Baptist (approx. 3˝ miles away); Morgan's Second Raid (approx. 3.8 miles away); Rogers Station, 1780 (approx. 3.9 miles away); Saint Thomas Farm (approx. 6˝ miles away); Rowan-Chambers Duel (approx. 6.9 miles away); Sherman Here (approx. 7.2 miles away); Lebanon Junction (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bardstown.
More about this marker. This marker is one of 15 markers focused on Morgan's Christmas Raid, and is part of the "John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Kentucky."
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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 2,042 times since then and 155 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. 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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