Bacon Creek Trestle

Bacon Creek Trestle (HMQPK)

Location: Bonnieville, KY 42713 Hart County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 22.523', W 85° 54.156'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 177 views
Inscription
The unlucky L&N Railroad trestle over Bacon Creek received harsh treatment at the hands of Confederate raider John Hunt Morgan not once, but twice during the Civil War. The first destruction, in August 1861, was the first of many attacks Morgan would make against the railroad in an effort to confound Union military traffic into the South.

The second attack, the day after Christmas, 1862, pitted Morgan's raiders against an outnumbered 2nd Michigan Cavalry under Capt. Frank W. Dickey, which made a fighting retreat to Munfordville. Col. Edward H. Hobson, commanding at Munfordville, ordered more troops to Bacon Creek to try to lure Morgan into a fight, but Morgan had other plans, plans that led him north to other targets of his notorious Christmas Raid.

Image caption
Union forces survey the wreckage of the Bacon Creek trestle left by Morgan's rebel raiders. Other trestles up the line would suffer a similar fate, but most were quickly put back into service.
Details
HM NumberHMQPK
Tags
Placed ByBattle for the Bridge Historic Preserve / John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Kentucky
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 3:16am PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 597161 N 4137081
Decimal Degrees37.37538333, -85.90260000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 22.523', W 85° 54.156'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 22' 31.38" N, 85° 54' 9.36" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7556 N Dixie Hwy, Bonnieville KY 42713, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?