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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Campbellsville
Campbellsville, Kentucky and Vicinity
▶ Taylor County (29) ▶ Adair County (12) ▶ Casey County (5) ▶ Green County (15) ▶ Larue County (21) ▶ Marion County (22)
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|The main Federal defensive position was located 125 yards to your left. Col. Orlando H. Moore, with inexperienced 25th Michigan troops and outnumbered three or more to one, chose to defend this narrow neck of land. Steep bluffs directly above Green . . . — — Map (db m129443) HM|
| Confederate Casualties, Battle of Tebbs Bend - Green River Bridge
Compiled by Betty Gorin-Smith
Confederate forces commanded by Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan
Colonel Basil W. Duke, commanding
5th Kentucky . . . — — Map (db m133955) HM|
|Here on July 4, 1863, Confederates of Morgan's Brigade under Col. A.R. Johnson attacked entrenched position of Federal forces under Col. O.H. Moore. They were repulsed eight times. — — Map (db m99071) HM|
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Born 1763. Died 1843. Served in Rev. War from Culpeper Co., Va. His five brothers, Daniel, John, Joshua, Thomas and William, also served in Revolution. Elias Barbee came early to what is now Taylor County. Lived eight miles N.W. of . . . — — Map (db m99227) HM|
|An experienced Indian fighter in the West, Moore ordered his men to build a fort across the road on the southern approach. Rebel scouts could hear the sound of axes and falling trees on the night of July 3. "I did not move my command from where it . . . — — Map (db m133898) HM|
|In memory of
Operated mill on this site in 1809. Made plat of first 85 lots and town square. Sold lots beginning in 1814. Died 1819.
Made plat of eastern section of town and sold lots in 1829. Died . . . — — Map (db m99302) HM|
First settled about 1800. Town, established by Legislature, 1817, was made seat of government when county was formed. It was named for Adam and Andrew Campbell who with three brothers came from Va., settling on father's land . . . — — Map (db m99229) HM|
|Camp Hobson, a Union recruiting and training camp named for Edward H. Hobson, occupied the James Allen Sublett farm across the road from where you stand. Between December 1861 and February 1862, U.S. Mustering Officer Capt. S. M. Kellogg mustered . . . — — Map (db m133902) HM|
Major Edward P. Byrne
Commander of the Confederate Artillery
A native Kentuckian, Byrne was living in Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi, when the war broke out. His first battery of six brass field pieces, their carriages, and . . . — — Map (db m133838) HM|
|Built circa 1840, this double-pen log house originally stood on the Campbellsville - Columbia Turnpike. The occupants of the house witnessed thousands of soldiers and hundreds of wagons of supplies from both northern and southern armies move up and . . . — — Map (db m129471) HM|
|Gen. John Hunt Morgan's cavalry, returning from second Kentucky raid, here, Dec. 31, 1862. Took supplies. Went on to Tenn. On raid Union's rail supply line wrecked and $2,000,000 property destroyed.
Morgan through here again after three hour . . . — — Map (db m99240) HM|
|Gen. Hylan B. Lyon with 800 men invaded Ky., Dec. 1864, to enforce CSA draft law and divert USA from Nashville. In 23 days he burned seven courthouses used by Union forces. See map on reverse side. the courthouse at Campbellsville was burned Dec. . . . — — Map (db m99241) HM|
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As early as 1779 and 1780, many settlers traveled over the trace, passing through what is now Taylor County. The Cumberland Trace branched off from the Wilderness Road near Logan's Station in Lincoln County (40 mi. east). It was . . . — — Map (db m99239) HM|
Federal Field Hospital at the Battle of Tebbs Bend
Chief Surgeon Boliver Barnum and Assistant Surgeon John N. Gregg worked in this field hospital after the battle. Amputation was often the method of treating arm and leg wounds. If . . . — — Map (db m99074) HM|
|Sublett Inn and Stagecoach Stop
Stage lines, carrying mail and passengers, were used throughout south central Kentucky to connect to the railroads. Inns along the route were sometimes better known that the villages and towns through which . . . — — Map (db m133899) HM|
Federal Stockade Undefended—January 1, 1863
About 3,900 Confederates under John Hunt Morgan had been on an extensive raid into Kentucky in December and were returning to Tennessee after their highly successful Christmas Raid. They . . . — — Map (db m133939) HM|
|The first courthouse was a brick building constructed in 1848, the year the county separated from Green County. It was larger than the second courthouse and was located in the center of the square.
During the Civil War, Federal troops slept . . . — — Map (db m99245) HM|
|Green River Bridge
January 1, 1863—Morgan's Christmas Raid
The first wooden bridge over Green River was burned by Confederate forces under Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan on Morgan's Christmas Raid. The order to burn the bridge was . . . — — Map (db m133914) HM|
|Morgan's raiders, on way to Ohio, July 4, 1863, approached 200 USA Mich. Inf. under Col. O. H. Moore intrenched here. Morgan demanded surrender. Moore replied Fourth of July no day to entertain such a proposition. Eight CSA assaults repulsed in 3 . . . — — Map (db m99028) HM|
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During the first week of July 1863, while the people of the North and the South focused their attention on Gettysburg and Vicksburg, five Michigan companies defended the bridge across the Green River here at Tebbs Bend. They were . . . — — Map (db m99030) HM|
Morgan caught smuggling Confederate uniforms
After Confederate forces occupied Columbus, a city in far western Kentucky, President Lincoln proclaimed that commercial trade with the Confederacy be stopped. . . . — — Map (db m99322) HM|
Situation: Union Colonel Moore's forward rifle-pit was in the ravine to your left. The Confederate forces were on your right preparing to attack.
Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan penned a note and gave it to Lt. Col. Robert A. . . . — — Map (db m133957) HM|
|January 31, 1862
Morgan captures Federal telegraphers
Morgan did not forget his imprisonment in Pleasant Hill Church. Now a captain in the Confederate Cavalry, John Hunt Morgan, with nine men and a guide, made his way from Bowling Green . . . — — Map (db m99324) HM|
July 4, 1863
Araminta Hiestand Chandler and her husband, Joseph Harrison Chandler, were living in this house, located a mile from Campbellsville on the Old Greensburg Road, during the Civil War.
Joseph H. Chandler was . . . — — Map (db m99301) HM|
November 21, 1864
In the fall of 1864, Col. James W. Weatherford’s 13th Kentucky Cavalry force, USA, which guarded Campbellsville’s citizens from rebel activity, was reduced from 60 to 20 men.
Just before a heavy November snowfall, . . . — — Map (db m99300) HM|
December 31, 1862
Robert Colvin's Warehouse
Postmaster Robert Colvin owned the tobacco warehouse, which also housed the post office, that once stood here. During the Civil War, the U.S. Government leased the . . . — — Map (db m99293) HM|
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Henry Sanders, Jr., (1776-1844) settled in this county in 1795. Besides building Sanders Tavern, parts of which stood until about 1947, he also built "Clay Hill," the home of his son James Sanders. He assisted in the survey of the . . . — — Map (db m99325) HM|
|Between 1856-1866, a Clerks' Office was built for the circuit and county clerks on the west end of the square and remains on that site today. The second courthouse, a single-story, brick building was completed in 1867 and was located on the east end . . . — — Map (db m99246) HM|
|Early settler Henry Sanders, Jr. owned the land in every direction from where you are standing. Henry sanders built fine houses for his sons, James, Durham, and Robert. The house in front of you, "Clay Hill", was owned by James and Mary Ann Griffin . . . — — Map (db m99383) HM|