Bardstown in Nelson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Civil War in Bardstown
On October 4, 1862, Terry’s Texas Rangers, CSA, under the command of Col. John Wharton, were posted north of Bardstown at Fairgrounds crossroads on the Louisville Pike, to intercept units of Buell’s Union Army of the Ohio, moving south. Bragg’s CSA Army of Mississippi was withdrawing from Bardstown, moving east toward Harrodsburg.
The Ranger’s rear-guard action found itself confronted with far superior numbers. Wharton ordered the Rangers into columns and gave the bugle command to charge. The bold action broke the Union lines, scattering the cavalry troopers and infantry into disarray. This was a victory for the Texas Rangers who fought next at Battle of Perryville.
Erected 2011 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2349.)
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 October 1822.
Location. 37° 50.662′ N, 85° 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nazareth College (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); An Early Turnpike / Mile Stones, ca. 1835 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ben Johnson House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Daniel Rudd (approx. 1.4 miles away); My Old Kentucky Home (approx. 1.9 miles away); Salem Academy (approx. 2 miles away); Froman’s Road and Station / McGee’s Stone Castle (approx. 2.1 miles away); “A Pretty Close Call” (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bardstown.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,245 times since then and 308 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 16, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.