†Morganís Christmas Raid
Through Hardin County
Dec. 1862 - jan. 1863
†Mrs. Riggs & Ms. Cooperís Classes
1 confederate GENERAL john hunt Morgan and 4,000 cavalry soldiers marched from Alexander, tennessee to hardin county, Kentucky, to destroy the l & N railroad. †This would keep the Union soldiers from sending supplies over it.
2 They burned the bridge at bacon creek below Upton.
3 The Rebels made camp a few miles south of upton on Christmas night.
4 †Capt. Tom quick made union soldiers walking along the track at upton surrender by shooting over their heads.
5 †Lightning ellsworth tapped into a telegraph line and sent fake messages to union general boyle in Louisville about Morganís troop size and movements.