—December 30, 1862 —On Tuesday morning, December 30, thirty-nine hundred Confederate cavalrymen led by John Hunt Morgan left Bardstown, making every effort to beat the Union forces to the Cumberland River crossing at Burkesville. Their progress was hampered by a cold rain that, as the day progressed, turned into sleet and began to freeze on the road. Upon arriving in Springfield, the weary Confederates were directed to encamp on the Lebanon road. The men huddled around fires in the street and in the fields and got whatever sleep they could.
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|Placed By||Kentucky Heartland Civil War Trails Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at 1:02pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 656945 N 4172310|
|Decimal Degrees||37.68458333, -85.22008333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 41.075', W 85° 13.205'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 41' 4.5" N, 85° 13' 12.3" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 209-215 US-150 BUS, Springfield KY 40069, US|
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