On October 27, 1861, Union forces in Owensboro received word of Confederate troop advancements in the Green River area. Shortly after, Union infantry and cavalry units intercepted a Confederate reconnaisance mission in Woodbury. The Union cavalry positioned itself for attack but withdrew to Cromwell's Ferry, fearing Confederate reinforcements. Butler County residents engage in the Woodbury Skirmish Re-enactment every year. The reenactment has been expanded to include more events and will be referred to as Granville Allen Days. These events will be held in the City Park on October 11 and 12, 2003.
The CIVIL WAR MONUMENT located on the courthouse lawn honors both North and South, and is the only one of its kind in Kentucky.
CIVIL WAR HISTORICAL MARKERS IN MORGANTOWN:
Civil War Action (State Marker 569, US 79 & 231, Morgantown)
For additional information:
Contact Mayor Charles Black (270)526-3557
Contact Bill Lawrence (270) 526-5806 for information on the reenactment scheduled in the month of October.