—December 29-30, 1862 —The American Civil War was the first conflict to utilize railroads for the movement of troops and supplies. Consequently, protecting the railroads was an important aspect of military strategy on both sides. In Kentucky this task fell to the Union army. The L&N Railroad was the main north-south supply line for Federal soldiers in Nashville and beyond. In Kentucky the L&N crossed numerous streams bridged with wooden trestles. Confederate cavalry exploited these weak points on the line.
|Placed By||Kentucky Heartland Civil War Trails Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 611497 N 4188199|
|Decimal Degrees||37.83441667, -85.73293333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 50.065', W 85° 43.976'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 50' 3.8999999999999" N, 85° 43' 58.56" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 291 Main St, Lebanon Junction KY 40150, US|
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