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Action at Bardstown Junction Marker image, Touch for more information
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
Action at Bardstown Junction Marker
Kentucky (Bullitt County), Bardstown Junction — 34 — Action at Bardstown Junction Great Raid July 6, 1863 —
On Preston Highway (Kentucky Route 61) at Chapeze Lane (County Route 3219), on the right when traveling north on Preston Highway.
John Hunt Morgan's command of some 2,500 men left Bardstown and moved west. The raid, to this point, simply had not gone as planned. Morgan had fought two pitched battles at Green River Bridge and at Lebanon and had been held up for hours by Union . . . — Map (db m122941) HM
Kentucky (Bullitt County), Bardstown Junction — 1162 — Salt River Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky
On Preston Highway (Kentucky Route 61) at Beech Grove Road (County Route 1494), on the left when traveling north on Preston Highway.
Stood one mile west. It was a stone stack 33 ft. high with a maximum inner diameter of 10 ft. Its fuel was charcoal, and its air blast machinery was driven by a steam engine, blowing preheated air through the stack. Built in 1832, perhaps by John H. . . . — Map (db m122030) HM
Kentucky (Bullitt County), Belmont — 33 — Stockade at Belmont Great Raid July 6, 1863 —
On Preston Highway (Kentucky Route 61) at Belmont Road (Kentucky Route 251), on the left when traveling north on Preston Highway.
By early December 1862 stockades had been constructed along the L&N at Shepherdsville, Bardstown Junction, Belmont and Cain Run, just north of Lebanon Junction. These wooden fortifications were designed to protect against an attack by cavalry or . . . — Map (db m122943) HM
Kentucky (Bullitt County), Lebanon Junction — 14 — Lebanon Junction Christmas Raid December 29-30, 1862 —
On Main Street (Kentucky Route 434) west of South Poplar Street, on the left when traveling west.
The American Civil War was the first conflict to utilize railroads for the movement of troops and supplies. Consequently, protecting the railroads was an important aspect of military strategy on both sides. In Kentucky this task fell to the Union . . . — Map (db m122944) HM
Kentucky (Bullitt County), Lebanon Junction — 1324 — Sherman Here
On Main Street (Kentucky Route 434) west of South Poplar Street, on the left when traveling west.
USA Gen. William T. Sherman with 4,000 troops made headquarters here, late September, 1861. Object to secure Muldraugh's Hill against anticipated onrush of Confederates toward Louisville and to rally Kentuckians to Union cause. CSA Gen. Simon B. . . . — Map (db m122002) HM
Kentucky (Bullitt County), Sheperdsville — 35 — Fort DeWolf
On Preston Highway (Kentucky Route 61) at Old Preston Highway South (Kentucky Route 480c), on the left when traveling north on Preston Highway. Reported unreadable.
The Union army began protecting the L&N Railroad from the beginning of the war. Once Nashville was taken the railroad became a vital supply line for Federal troops in Tennessee. It was equally important for the Confederacy to disrupt that line of . . . — Map (db m122009) HM
Kentucky (Bullitt County), Shepherdsville — 2494 — Adam Shepherd
On South Buckman Street (Kentucky Route 61), on the right when traveling north.
An explorer and surveyor, he was born in Pennsylvania on March 21, 1757. He came to Kentucky ca. 1781 to survey land for his father. Named a justice of the peace in 1793, he founded Shepherdsville on 50 acres on the north side of the Salt River that . . . — Map (db m122012) HM
Kentucky (Bullitt County), Shepherdsville — 2159 — Alma Wallace Lesch 1917-1999
On South Buckman Street (Kentucky Route 61) at East 4th Street (Kentucky Route 44), on the right when traveling north on South Buckman Street.
Side A A pioneer of the contemporary crafts movement, Lesch was an internationally exhibited textile teacher and artist, noted for work with fabric and found objects. Wrote influential book, Vegetable Dyeing, in 1970. Named Master Craftsman . . . — Map (db m122017) HM
Kentucky (Bullitt County), Shepherdsville — Bullitt County Veterans Memorial
On South Buckman Street (Kentucky Route 61), on the right when traveling north.
In Memoriam To all those from Bullitt County who have made the supreme sacrifice and given their lives while serving their country in the defense of the liberty, justice and freedoms of us all.

Since the independence of our beloved nation . . . — Map (db m122016) WM

Kentucky (Bullitt County), Shepherdsville — 890 — County Named, 1796
On South Buckman Street (Kentucky Route 61), on the right when traveling north.
For Alexander Scott Bullitt, a leader in the political formation of Kentucky. Member conventions, 1788, seeking statehood and, 1792, drafting first Ky. Constitution. President Ky. Senate, 1792-99, and second constitutional convention, 1799. Elected . . . — Map (db m122013) HM
Kentucky (Bullitt County), Shepherdsville — 1296 — L & N Bridge - Civil War
On Preston Highway (Kentucky Route 61) at Old Preston Highway South (Kentucky Route 480c), on the left when traveling north on Preston Highway.
Destroyed 3 times by CSA. Partially razed on Sept. 7, 1862, by troops under Col. John Hutcheson. During the occupation of Shepherdsville, Sept. 28 Braxton Bragg's troops again destroyed it, but new bridge was up by Oct. 11. After Battle of . . . — Map (db m136632) HM
Kentucky (Bullitt County), Shepherdsville — 1413 — Morgan - On To Ohio
On Preston Hwy (State Highway 61) at Old Preston Highway South (County Route 2237), on the right when traveling south on Preston Hwy.
July 2, 1863, CSA Gen. J.H. Morgan began raid to prevent USA move to Tenn. and Va. Repulsed at Green River, July 4. Defeated USA force at Lebanon, July 5. Moved through Bardstown, July 6. After night march, crossed here July 7. Rested troops few . . . — Map (db m71984) HM

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