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Near West Point in Hardin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Civil War Fort Duffield

Union Stronghold at the Mouth of Salt River

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
1. Civil War Fort Duffield Marker
Inscription.  Before you are the remains of Kentucky’s oldest and best preserved earthen fortification. The earthen walls were designed to stop cannon balls unlike wooden stockade fortifications of earlier periods. This original 1,000 foot long earthen wall was approximately 17 feet from the bottom of the ditch to the top of the wall. The top of the wall was approximately 9 feet wide. Time has eroded the walls to today’s present height and thickness.
Funding for this sign provided by Friends of Fort Duffield.

 
Erected by Friends of Fort Duffield.
 
Location. 37° 59.656′ N, 85° 56.645′ W. Marker is near West Point, Kentucky, in Hardin County. Marker can be reached from Honeysuckle Lane half a mile south of Salt River Drive. Marker is located in Fort Duffield Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point KY 40177, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Duffield (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Fort Duffield (within shouting distance of this marker); Redoubt
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By Tom Bosse
2. Civil War Fort Duffield Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stuckey Gun (about 400 feet away); Replica of Earthen Wall Cannon Emplacement (approx. 0.2 miles away); Louisville, Henderson & St. Louis Bridge (approx. Ľ mile away); West Point (approx. 0.4 miles away); Camp Knox (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Duffield. (Submitted on November 14, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
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3. Fort Duffield
Civil War Fort Duffield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
4. Civil War Fort Duffield Marker
West Point, KY, the Ohio River, and the state of Indiana as viewed from Fort Duffield.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 14, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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