ColumbiaMagazine.com
Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  
 

























 
V. Kolbenschlag: Morgan did not burn Green River Bridge

By Vonnie Kolbenschlag

Here's just a quick note on the Green River Bridge that is being replaced. I knew from reading about the Tebb's Bend encounter with John Hunt Morgan on his longest raid, that the wooden bridge at that time, July 1863, was not burned.

Morgan and his raiders had burned the previous wooden bridge during his so called Christmas Raid in 1862. In Campbellsville there is a large mural showing Morgan heading south toward Columbia. There is snow on the ground indicating winter. He was returning from burning many bridges and disrupting supply lines further north and burned the bridge over Green River at that time.


By July 1863 a replacement wooden bridge was in place but Morgan was not able to get across Tebb's Bend due to the heavily and cleverly fortified positions designed by Col. Orlando Moore, USA. He did not burn it.

The bridge being replaced was built in 1907. When it was being built, the stage coach that went from here to Campbellsville had to ferry passengers across the river to continue the almost four hour ride from Columbia. The road was not straight as it is now. --Vonnie Kolbenschlag

Comments re photo 41161 Scenic Taylor Co., KY, Historic Green River Bridge


This story was posted on 2011-07-19 04:24:39
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.


 

(AD) - Many Reunion organizing efforts are also advertised in our REUNIONS category in our CM Classifeds. These are posted at a very low cost. See RATES & TERMS

To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.

 

























 
 
Quick Links to Popular Features


 

ColumbiaMagazine.com content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Use the following link: http://www.columbiamagazine.com/columbiamagazinerss.php.

Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270-250-2730 Fax: 270-751-0401


Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to webmaster@columbiamagazine.com. All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.