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Confederate troops marched across Tutt Street when it was just a path

from tour guide and historianBetty Jane Gorin-Smith

Union soldiers crowded the square, guarding the Adair County Courthouse. Confederate troops were marching north from Burkesville to Columbia by way of both Highway 704 and Highway 61. They proceded from Highway 704 across Tutt Street, just a path then, the dividing line between the Confederate and Union Armies as troops positioned for battle.


On July 4, 1863, a significant battle took place just beyond the Adair-Taylor line near a horseshoe in the Green River known as Tebbs Bend. It would be the beginning of Confederate General John Hunt Morgan's Great Raid into Indiana and Ohio.

Betty Jane Gorin-Smith of Campbellsville shared these facts as she conducted a bus tour from Lindsey Wilson at their May Day Festival, part of the college's 100-year celebration. She is nearing completion of a book to detail the parts Adair and Taylor Counties played in the Civil War.

Tebbs Bend is regarded as one of the bloodiest encounters of the war in the western theater. A future Kentucky governor Major James B. McCreary, wrote in his diary: "Many of our best men were killed or wounded. The beginning of this raid is ominous." Some historians claim that this engagement helped deflect Morgans Confederate raiders from Louisville, which at the time was poorly defended.

Until her book is published, soon we hope, more details and photos are on the website below:

http://www.state.ky.us/agencies/khc/tebbs.htm


This story was posted on 2004-05-25 21:09:44
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Tebb's Bend Tour



2004-05-26 - Green River Lake Visitor's Center - Photo Staff. BETTY JANE GORIN-SMITH leans in to read details to onlookers from one of the new historical markers. She was the guide on the Lindsey Wilson May Day tour of Tebbs Bend.
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