Near Bardstown in Hardin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Skirmish at Rolling Fork
Advancing Federals fired on Confederate troops led by Gen. John Hunt Morgan on Dec. 29, 1862, during a rear-guard action. Acquaintances Col. John Harlan and Col. Basil Duke fought on opposing sides. Wounded during the clash, Duke recuperated at Bardstown. Over.
After the Civil War, Col. Harlan became a U.S. Supreme Court Justice & was known as the “Great Dissenter” for his persistent judicial opposition, including that against the “separate but equal” principle of segregation. Duke recovered from his wounds and became a lawyer & lobbyist for the L&N Railroad that he helped destroy during the war.
Erected 2005 by Hardin County Historical Society. (Marker Number 2175.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 48.43′ N, 85° 36.354′ W. Marker is near Bardstown, Kentucky, in Hardin County. Marker is on Boston Road (U.S. 62), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bardstown KY 40004, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The First Cedar Creek Baptist Church (approx. Cedar Creek Baptist (approx. 3½ miles away); Morgan's Second Raid (approx. 3.8 miles away); Rogers Station, 1780 (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Talbott Tavern (approx. 7.6 miles away); Successful Surgery (approx. 7.6 miles away); Benedict Joseph Flaget (approx. 7.6 miles away); Confederates Here/Confederate Raids and Invasions and a Federal Retreat in Kentucky (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bardstown.
More about this marker. This marker is one of 15 markers focused on Morgan's Christmas Raid, and is part of the "John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Kentucky."
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Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,338 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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