First Kentucky Raid
—July 11, 1862 —In July 1862, during his first raid into Kentucky, John Hunt Morgan fought two skirmishes in Marion County. The first took place at the covered bridge just south of New Market. The Union Home Guard, anticipating Morgan's arrival, took the planking off the bridge. As Morgan's Brigade approached the Home Guard opened fire. Morgan, in the lead, had his hat shot off. He ordered his artillery brought up and soon dispersed the Home Guard. The second skirmish occurred about a mile south of Lebanon. Seventy Home Guard and soldiers of the 28th Kentucky formed a skirmish line and fired at Morgan's advancing cavalry. The defenders soon realized that their situation was hopeless and surrendered, leaving Morgan free to advance into Lebanon.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at 9:01am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 653992 N 4160183|
|Decimal Degrees||37.57583333, -85.25611667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 34.55', W 85° 15.367'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 34' 33" N, 85° 15' 22.02" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 370 N Spalding Ave, Lebanon KY 40033, US|
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