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Campbellsville in Taylor County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Independence Day - 1863

 
 
Independence Day - 1863 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 13, 2016
1. Independence Day - 1863 Marker
Inscription.  Morgan's raiders, on way to Ohio, July 4, 1863, approached 200 USA Mich. Inf. under Col. O. H. Moore intrenched here. Morgan demanded surrender. Moore replied Fourth of July no day to entertain such a proposition. Eight CSA assaults repulsed in 3 hour battle, 36 CSA killed, 45 wounded. 6 USA killed, 23 wounded. Morgan bypassed and moved on after significant delay.
 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 605.)
 
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 date for this entry is July 4, 1863.
 
Location. 37° 13.817′ N, 85° 20.8′ W. Marker is in Campbellsville, Kentucky, in Taylor County. Marker is on Tebbs Bend Road 0.2 miles west of New Columbia Road (Kentucky Route 55), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Campbellsville KY 42718, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Michigan at Tebbs Bend (here, next to this marker); "Nobly Did They Die" (here, next to this
Independence Day - 1863 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 13, 2016
2. Independence Day - 1863 Marker
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marker); Confederate Artillery Position (a few steps from this marker); Morgan's Demand for Surrender (approx. half a mile away); "No Day to Surrender" (approx. 0.7 miles away); Battle of Green River Bridge (approx. 0.7 miles away); Confederate Hospital (approx. 1.2 miles away); Federal Stockade (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Campbellsville.
 
Also see . . .  Tebbs Bend-Green River Bridge Battlefield Association. (Submitted on October 31, 2016.)
 
Tebbs Bend Green River Bridge Battlefield Confederate Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 13, 2016
3. Tebbs Bend Green River Bridge Battlefield Confederate Cemetery
Tebbs Bend Green River Bridge Battlefield Confederate Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 13, 2016
4. Tebbs Bend Green River Bridge Battlefield Confederate Cemetery
Johnson Ford / Bailey Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 13, 2016
5. Johnson Ford / Bailey Ford Marker
Johnson Ford / Bailey Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 13, 2016
6. Johnson Ford / Bailey Ford Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 307 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 21, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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