Lebanon in Marion County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
First Kentucky Raid
—July 11, 1862 —
Col. Morgan rode to this house, Myrtledene, the home of Benedict and Elizabeth Spalding. Morgan established his headquarters at the house, which was then at the northern edge of Lebanon. From here, Morgan had an excellent view to the north, allowing him to see any troops approaching along the roads from Louisville or Lexington.
According to local tradition, when Morgan arrived at Myrtledene he rode his horse through the front door and up the stairs. Elizabeth Spalding reacted like anyone would have under the circumstances. She told Col. Morgan to get his horse and his person outside; adding
Marker series. This marker is included in the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Kentucky marker series.
Location. 37° 34.55′ N, 85° 15.367′ W. Marker is in Lebanon, Kentucky, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of North Spalding Avenue (Kentucky Route 55) and Montgomery Court, on the left when traveling north on North Spalding Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 370 N Spalding Ave, Lebanon KY 40033, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major General George H. Thomas at Lebanon, Kentucky (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eminent Theologian (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Maxwell House was Set on Fire by Morgan's Troops July 5th, 1863 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Home of Dr. Ben Spalding on July 5, 1863 (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Kobert Place First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. half a mile away); Knott of Lebanon (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lebanon.
Also see . . . Myrtledene Bed & Breakfast. (Submitted on November 8, 2016.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.