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Brandenburg in Meade County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

A Rest at Otter Creek

Great Raid

 

óJuly 7, 1863 ó

 
A Rest at Otter Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
1. A Rest at Otter Creek Marker
Inscription. After finally subduing the 25 Federal solders in Bardstown Morgan pushed west towards the Ohio River. The long march from Bardstown in the stifling July heat was exhausting. Even though the main body of Union soldiers, infantry under Gen. Edward H. Hobson, were only 50 miles away, Morgan allowed his men to camp at Garnettsville on July 7, 1863, before pushing on to Brandenburg. At Garnettsville the Confederates bathed and washed their cloths in the cool waters of Otter Creek.

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Morgan allowed his main column to rest at Garnettsville before moving on to Brandenburg.

Morganís confidence in himself, his men and lady luck never wavered. Allowing his men to rest at Otter Creek demonstrated his belief that he was in no real danger from the pursuing Federal troops.

Garnettsville was founded in 1792 by James Garnett and was a thriving village with a three-story water mill. It is likely that Morganís men obtained rations from the mill before they left the town. The mill at Garnettsville was probably similar to this one which was at Doe Run.
 
Erected by Kentucky Heartland Civil War Trails Commission. (Marker Number 37.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Kentucky marker series.
 
Location.
A Rest at Otter Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
2. A Rest at Otter Creek Marker
Marker is on the right.
38° 0.31′ N, 86° 9.987′ W. Marker is in Brandenburg, Kentucky, in Meade County. Marker is on Water Street 0.1 miles east of Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in River Front Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 146 Water Street, Brandenburg KY 40108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Capture of the Alice Dean (here, next to this marker); Big Joe Logsdon (within shouting distance of this marker); Underground Railroad Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); Flint for the Hunt (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meade County Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morgan ~~ On To Ohio (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Meade County Leader / Meade County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morgan's Headquarters (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brandenburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Gen. John Hunt Morgan, C.S.A. image. Click for full size.
3. Gen. John Hunt Morgan, C.S.A.
The Great Raid image. Click for full size.
4. The Great Raid
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 16, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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