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Bowling Green in Warren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

A Civil War Defense Line

 
 
A Civil War Defense Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
1. A Civil War Defense Line Marker
Inscription.  Troops under Generals S. B. Buckner and A. S. Johnston, CSA, took up this key position in the Southern defense line on Sept. 18, 1861. After Fort Henry fell and Fort Donelson was threatened, they evacuated Feb. 11-13, 1862. Gen. O. M. Mitchell and Federal troops entered Feb. 14, 1862, occupying the evacuated fort and securing the defense line for the North.
 
Erected 1962 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 538.)
 
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.
 
Location. 36° 59.946′ N, 86° 26.238′ W. Marker is in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Center Street and East 4th Avenue. Marker is located within Roland Bland Park near the gazebo and children's playground. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Center Street, Bowling Green KY 42101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Rifle Trench (here, next to this marker); Ernest Hogan
View of marker with children's playground in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
2. View of marker with children's playground in background.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Louisville & Nashville Railroad Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); College Street Commercial Development (approx. 0.2 miles away); Residential Architecture (approx. 0.2 miles away); An African American Neighborhood (approx. 0.2 miles away); Standard Filling Station No. 1 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowling Green.
 
Roland Bland Park with marker in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
3. Roland Bland Park with marker in background.
Park gazebo in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 7, 2015
4. Park gazebo in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 358 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 16, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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Nov. 30, 2020