Burning the Railroad Bridge
16 footsteps are heard in the hall of the eagle house hotel building but no one can be seen.
17 morgan spent the night at the brown-pusey house where Elizabethtown ladies met morgan and left with a souvenir button from his coat.
18 The next morning Morganís men battled 750 union soldiers at fort sands & fort boyle five miles away on muldraugh hill.† They were guarding two 500 feet long and 100 ft. tall wooden railroad bridges.
19 after the cannon fire, the union soldiers surrendered, & morganís men set the bridges on fire.† Their mission to halt food & ammunition deliveries by burning railway bridges successfully shut down the union supply line for five weeks.
20† Morganís men galloped on to bardstown on their way back to Tennessee.
The News-Enterprise Morganís raid remembered series by Darrell bird ass. Editor
dec.26, 1992-jan. 1993
Two centuries in Elizabethtown and Hardin County, Ky.
Daniel E. McClure, Jr., Hardin county Historical Society, 1979.
Confederate veteran & civil war times magazines
The second regiment kentucky infantry csa
†the orphan brigade
Mr. & mrs. Kenny coplin
Mr. Mike beumel
Battle for the bridge http://wwwbattleforthebridge.org/morgan.htm
Hopemont; the hunt-morgan house
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