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Near Munfordville in Hart County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Battle of Munfordville

 
 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, April 6, 2011
1. Battle of Munfordville Marker
Inscription.  Sept. 14-17, 1862 Mississippi regiments of Gen. Bragg's army defeated Gen. Buell's Union forces. 50 killed, 307 wounded. Confederates destroyed railroad bridge. Site of Fort Craig and Monument to Col. R.A. Smith 1500 ft. west.
 
Erected by Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 119.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsForts and CastlesRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 14, 2007.
 
Location. 37° 15.633′ N, 85° 53.317′ W. Marker is near Munfordville, Kentucky, in Hart County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Woodsonville Road and Charlie Downing Road. Marker is located near the back end of the Old Green River Union church cemetery. 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. Fort Craig (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); L&N Railroad Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kentucky and the Western War
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By Lee Hattabaugh, April 6, 2011
2. Battle of Munfordville Marker
Marker is on other side of the cemetery fence. No access to the marker or Fort Craig site (behind the marker) through the cemetery.
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(approx. ¼ mile away); The Raider (approx. ¼ mile away); Anthony Woodson Farm (approx. ¼ mile away); The Woodson Farm (approx. ¼ mile away); Battle of Munfordville: Day 1 (approx. ¼ mile away); Battle of Munfordville: Siege (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. There are two Kentucky Historical Society markers numbered 119. Both have the same title but different text. They are about a half mile apart.
 
Battle of Munfordville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 6, 2011
3. Battle of Munfordville Marker
Fort Craig site. Marker on the right.
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By Lee Hattabaugh, April 6, 2011
4. Battle of Munfordville Marker
Fort Craig and marker as seen from the battlefield trail.
Battle of Munfordville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 6, 2011
5. Battle of Munfordville Marker
view of Munfordville battlefield from the Green River Union cemetery. Fort Craig site and marker are to the right.
Smith monument image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 6, 2011
6. Smith monument
located on private property near the railroad, this picture is taken from the battlefield trail.
Smith monument image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 6, 2011
7. Smith monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,180 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 20, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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