Civil War in Bardstown

Civil War in Bardstown (HM1DFE)

Location: Bardstown, KY 40004 Nelson County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 50.662', W 85° 27.601'

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On October 4, 1862, Terry's Texas Rangers, CSA, under the command of Col. John Wharton, were posted north of Bardstown at Fairgrounds crossroads on the Louisville Pike, to intercept units of Buell's Union Army of the Ohio, moving south. Bragg's CSA Army of Mississippi was withdrawing from Bardstown, moving east toward Harrodsburg.

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The Ranger's rear-guard action found itself confronted with far superior numbers. Wharton ordered the Rangers into columns and gave the bugle command to charge. The bold action broke the Union lines, scattering the cavalry troopers and infantry into disarray. This was a victory for the Texas Rangers who fought next at Battle of Perryville.
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HM NumberHM1DFE
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
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Marker Number2349
Year Placed2011
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 9:22pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 635495 N 4189664
Decimal Degrees37.84436667, -85.46001667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 50.662', W 85° 27.601'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 50' 39.72" N, 85° 27' 36.06" W
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Area Code(s)502
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1498 N 3rd St, Bardstown KY 40004, US
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