Greensburg in Green County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
General Edward Henry Hobson
At the outbreak of the Civil War, Hobson enlisted in the Union army and began recruiting a regiment of soldiers in the Green River area. This regiment became the 13th Kentucky Infantry and Hobson its colonel. The 13th moved south with Gen. Don Carlos Buell and fought at the Battle of Shiloh. In November 1862, Abraham Lincoln made Hobson a brigadier general. After service in Mississippi and Tennessee, he returned to Kentucky.
On July 6, 1863, Hobson was ordered to leave Munfordville, where he had been training troops, to find Gen. John Hunt Morgan, the “Thunderbolt of the Confederacy.” After a skirmish at Marrowbone, Kentucky, he pursued Morgan through
On June 11, 1864, Hobson and Morgan met again at Cynthiana, Kentucky. After a spirited resistance, Hobson’s outnumbered force of 900 was captured. It is said that when Morgan approached Hobson, he smiled and said, “General, we meet again!” as Hobson handed over his pistols. Though Hobson was defeated, his defense allowed Union soldiers to catch up and defeat Morgan the following day.
Hobson was mustered out of service in September of 1865 and returned home to Greensburg to engage in business. He died at a Grand Army of the Republic Reunion in Cleveland and is buried at the family cemetery in Greensburg.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Kentucky series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 11, 1825.
Location. 37° 15.635′ N, 85° 30.094′ W. Marker is in Greensburg, Kentucky, in Green County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of E. Court Street and S. Main Street. Marker is located in front of the historic Greensburg Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greensburg KY 42743, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Greensburg Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Home of Gen. Edward H. Hobson (a few steps from this marker); Green County Architecture Heritage History (a few steps from this marker); Green Countians Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Green County, 1792 (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Early Minister (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln's Law Partner (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Home of Gen. Edward H. Hobson (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greensburg.
More about this marker. The marker includes the following:
Funded in part by the Federal Highway Administration Transportation Enhancement funding as administered by the Kentucky Department of Highways.
The John Hunt Morgan in Kentucky Trail is a project of the Kentucky Heartland Civil War Trails Commission.
This is just one of many sites along the John Hunt Morgan Trail. Brochures highlighting the entire trail are available at visitor information centers along the route.
Also see . . . Edward H. Hobson - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 15, 2016.)
1. Copy of Wayside Exhibit
This marker is a copy of the wayside exhibit located at the nearby Hobson Family Cemetery.
— Submitted August 15, 2016.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 4. submitted on August 14, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.