The Great Raid
— July 5-6, 1863 —Capt. Ralph Sheldon, leading several hundred Confederates of Company C, 2nd Kentucky Cavalry, descended on Bardstown on Sunday morning, July 5, 1863. They drove the handful of Union troops occupying Bardstown into a livery stable two blocks north of the courthouse. Lt. Thomas W. Sullivan of the 4th U.S. Cavalry took up position in the livery stable and defended it for several hours against the attacking Confederates.
|Placed By||The Kentucky Heartland Civil War Trails Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 4:49am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 635026 N 4185992|
|Decimal Degrees||37.81135000, -85.46603333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 48.681', W 85° 27.962'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 48' 40.86" N, 85° 27' 57.72" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 247-299 N 3rd St, Bardstown KY 40004, US|
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