Moulden's Hill

Moulden's Hill (HM11N3)

Location: Nancy, KY 42544 Wayne County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 57.682', W 84° 46.849'

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Union Artillery Position

— Battle of Mill Springs —

The Battle - Evening January 19, 1862

The Federal forces pursuing the beaten Confederates halted here near a small log school. This school building had been used by the Confederates as a headquarters for their pickets during their occupation of the area. The Federals now rested here and prepared to assault the Confederate earthworks in the morning.

During the evening of January 19th Federal artillery was deployed on the high ground around this area (known as Moulden's Hill). The batteries firing throughout the night discharged over 300 rounds into the Confederate fortified camp and at the small steam boat the southerners were using as a ferry.

The next morning when the Federals assaulted the earthworks they found the camp deserted. The Confederate army had escaped across the river during the night. Later Colonel Speed Fry of the 4th KY Infantry U.S. inquired to George Thomas why he did not attack the Confederate position the night of the 19th. General Thomas replied, "Hang it Fry, I never once thought of it."

To the right is a drawing (below) of Union artillery being prepared for firing.
HM NumberHM11N3
Year Placed1997
Placed ByMill Springs Battlefield Association & Kentucky Humanities Council
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 1:30pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 697567 N 4092887
Decimal Degrees36.96136667, -84.78081667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 57.682', W 84° 46.849'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 57' 40.92" N, 84° 46' 50.94" W
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Area Code(s)606, 270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 349 Mill Springs-Battlefield Rd, Nancy KY 42544, US
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