Morgan's First Raid
—July 12-13, 1862 —Word of Morgan's raid on Lebanon on July 12 quickly reached Springfield, a tiny village of 500 residents. After hearing news of the raid, F.L. Davison, prominent local planter and businessman, sent Springfield resident John Meeks to the neighboring towns to ascertain the facts. Nineteen-year-old Meeks got close enough to see the smoke over the town, assumed the worst, and raced back to Springfield.
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|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 656999 N 4172268|
|Decimal Degrees||37.68420000, -85.21948333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 41.052', W 85° 13.169'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 41' 3.12" N, 85° 13' 10.14" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 248-298 US-150 BUS, Springfield KY 40069, US|
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