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

Civil War Fort

 
 
Civil War Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
1. Civil War Fort Marker
Inscription.  Union Army General William T. Sherman built a fort on top of the hill overlooking West Point in 1861 to protect the supply base here. The trenches remain intact to this date. It was named Fort Duffield, in honor of the father of the post commander. Other Civil War camps at West Point were Camp Buell, Camp Blair and Camp Armstrong. 61 Union soldiers died and were buried at Fort Duffield.
 
Location. 37° 59.935′ N, 85° 56.864′ W. Marker is in West Point, Kentucky, in Hardin County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Kentucky Route 835) and South 6th Street, on the left when traveling west on Main Street. 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. The 38th Parallel (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); West Point (about 500 feet away); L&N Turnpike (about 500 feet away); Thomas Lincoln's Flatboat Trip (about 600 feet away); Sherman's Headquarters (about 700 feet away); K&I Bank Building
Civil War Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
2. Civil War Fort Marker
(about 700 feet away); Ditto-Lansdale House / Civil War Hospital (about 700 feet away); The Salt Warehouse (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesForts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Fort Duffield image. Click for full size.
3. Fort Duffield
Gen. William T. Sherman, U.S.A. image. Click for full size.
4. Gen. William T. Sherman, U.S.A.
Fort Duffield image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
5. Fort Duffield
View from Fort Duffield image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
6. View from Fort Duffield
West Point, KY, the Ohio River, and the state of Indiana as seen from Fort Duffield.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on March 22, 2019, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 19, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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