Richmond-Prelude/ Richmond Battle

Richmond-Prelude/ Richmond Battle (HM1M9F)

Location: Berea, KY 40403 Madison County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 38.996', W 84° 14.468'

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(side 1)
Confederates in Tennessee under Gen. E. Kirby Smith planned an invasion of the Blue Grass area. Finding Cumberland Gap protected, they entered through Rogers' Gap, heading to Lexington. US Gen. Wm. Nelson sent Gens. M.D. Manson and Charles Cruft to oppose the invasion. The 2 armies, US 77,000, CSA 5,000 confronted each other 6 mi. below Richmond. See Over.

(side 2)
On Aug. 30, 1862, CSA forces repulsed the enemy in three separate engagements. Confederate Gens. T. Churchill and P. Cleburne and Cols. P. Smith and John Scott led in battles at Mt. Zion Church, White's Farm, and at Richmond. The total dead, wounded, missing of both sides was 5,804. Federals retreated and scattered. The CSA moved on to Lexington. See Over.
HM NumberHM1M9F
Marker Number1300
Year Placed1969
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 27th, 2015 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 743392 N 4170556
Decimal Degrees37.64993333, -84.24113333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 38.996', W 84° 14.468'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 38' 59.76" N, 84° 14' 28.08" W
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Area Code(s)859, 606
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 315 Battlefield Memorial Hwy, Berea KY 40403, US
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