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

Confederates Here

Confederate Raids and Invasions, and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky

 
 
Confederates Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, June 2, 2014
1. Confederates Here Marker
Inscription.  (obverse)
Confederates Here

On CSA Invasion, Bragg's army of 28,000 camped here, Sept. 20 to Oct. 3, 1862. Moved to Harrodsburg, then met Buell's Union army in Battle of Perryville, Oct. 8.

CSA Gen. John H. Morgan, on raid, camped here, Dec. 29, 1862. On a later raid, July 6, 1863, Morgan delayed here by night-long skirmish with 25 Union cavalrymen.

See map on other side.

(reverse)
Confederate Raids and Invasions and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky.
 
Erected 1964 by The Kentucky Historical Society & The Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 674.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky - Confederate Raids and Invasions, and a Federal Retreat, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists.
 
Location. 37° 48.559′ N, 85° 28.016′ W. Marker is in Bardstown, Kentucky, in Nelson County. Marker is at the intersection
Confederate Raids and Invasions and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky. image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, June 2, 2014
2. Confederate Raids and Invasions and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky.
The map shows the routes of the 4 raids by General Nathan Bedford Forrest, the 4 raids by General John Hunt Morgan, the routes of invasion by General Braxton Bragg's army and by General Edmund Kirby Smith's army. It also shows the route of Union General George W. Morgan's retreat. The map is color-coded to distinguish the different routes. Unfortunately, the paint has faded or worn off, making tracing the different routes shown on the map nearly impossible.
of Court Square (U.S. 31E/150) and West Stephen Foster Avenue (U.S. 62), on the left when traveling south on Court Square. Marker is inside the traffic circle at the town center, on the grounds of the old courthouse, now called the Welcome Center. 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 walking distance of this marker. Benedict Joseph Flaget (a few steps from this marker); Successful Surgery (a few steps from this marker); Parc Billom (within shouting distance of this marker); County Named, 1784 (within shouting distance of this marker); Nelson County World War I, World War II, Korean War, & Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam 1969 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); John Fitch Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Talbott Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bardstown.
 
Old Courthouse Square image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, June 2, 2014
3. Old Courthouse Square
This photo shows the Welcome Center. The marker can be seen near the right edge of the photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2014, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2014, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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