The Battle of Richmond Began At An Artiller DuelThe Battle of Richmond began about 5 AM on August 30, 1862, as pickets from Gen. Mahlon Manson's Union brigade and Gen. Patrick Cleburne's Confederate division exchanged shots. With the initial rattle of musketry both side began shaping their lines, Lt. Edwin O. Lanphere's artillery opened fire at the column of Confederate infantry and artillery marching up the Old State Road. In response, Cleburne placed Douglas' 1st Texas Battery on a hill just north of the Crooksville road and ordered it to return fire. by 8 AM the artillery duel had begun.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 at 10:05am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 742509 N 4172287|
|Decimal Degrees||37.66575000, -84.25055000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 39.945', W 84° 15.033'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 39' 56.7" N, 84° 15' 1.98" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4200-4278 US-421, Richmond KY 40475, US|
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