Located near Campbellsville on a bend of the Green River is the Tebbs Bend Battlefield. On July 4, 1863, a small detachment (200-300 men) of the 25th Michigan Infantry defeated Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan's column of some 2500 troops. The battle was an early omen of the disaster that would follow Morgan on the Great Indiana and Ohio Raid--he would be captured less than a month later in Ohio.
A self-guided driving tour of the battlefield is available at the Jacob Hiestand Stone House, which serves as the Campbellsville-Taylor County/Green River Lake Area tourist information center in Campbellsville. (270)465-3786
CIVIL WAR HISTORICAL MARKERS IN CAMPBELLSVILLE/TAYLOR CO.:
Battle of Green River Bridge (State Marker 89, 9 mi. S. of Campbellsville, Bypass on old KY 55, Taylor Co.)
Courthouse Burned (State Marker 582, Campbellsville, Courthouse lawn, US 68, Taylor Co.)
Independence Day -- 1863 (State Marker 605, 9 mi. S. of Campbellsville, Bypass on old KY 55, Taylor Co.)
Confederate Raids (State Marker 706, Campbellsville, Courthouse lawn, US 68, Taylor Co.)