Near Munfordville in Hart County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Morgan and his Raiders
— Woodsonville, 1861 —
In December, Morgan and a picked company of 100 men rode north to Bacon Creek (now Bonnieville) and burned the L&N Railroad trestle. This first act against the railroad brought him to the attention of the press, and in the raids that followed his name began to take on the status of legend.
Erected by Battle for the Bridge Historic Preserve.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionRailroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Kentucky series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
Location. 37° 15.43′ N, 85° 53.28′ W. Marker is near Munfordville, Kentucky, in Hart County. Marker is on Charlie Downing Road north of Bragg Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Munfordville KY 42765, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kentucky and the Western War (here, next to this marker); Anthony Woodson Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); The Woodson Farm (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Munfordville: Day 1 (about 400 feet away); Fort Craig (about 800 feet away); Battle of Munfordville: Siege (approx. 0.2 miles away); L&N Railroad Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Munfordville (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Munfordville.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . . Battle for the Bridge Historic Preserve. (Submitted on February 2, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 936 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 2, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.