Fri, Jun 17 | Richmond

Tour - On to Richmond! (KY)

A two day tour of Edmund Kirby Smith's Invasion of Kentucky from Big Hill to the Battle of Richmond!
Tour - On to Richmond! (KY)

Time & Location

Jun 17, 2022, 1:00 PM EDT – Jun 18, 2022, 5:00 PM EDT
Richmond, 1546 Battlefield Memorial Hwy, Richmond, KY 40475, USA

About the event

June 17, 2022

 We will pick up with the night action of August 29th and then proceed to cover each phase of the Battle of Richmond on August 30th.  Saturday evening meal and drinks in Richmond.

1:00 pm – Depart Pleasant View (Battlefield Park) and head to the Jackson County Welcome Center where we will cover the fighting at Big Hill & set the stage for the campaign.  Then it is on to the Merritt Jone Tavern site, along with the Confederate Cemetery that very few have visited.  Next we will cover the Cowbell Creek fight, followed by the fighting at Joe Lick Knob.  Then we will have dinner and a "bull session" at the motel.

June 22, 2022

8:30 am - Group breakfast before departing for Hays Fork Church and then Battlefield Park where we will cover Churchill’s flank attack and Federal movements.  Then to Mount Zion Church, site of the Federal First Phase Line.  Next we will stop at the Battle of Richmond Visitor Center before heading to Duncannon Lane for the Second Phase action.  After lunch we will spend time at  Richmond Cemetery for the Third Phase and the collapse of the Federal forces.

The goal will be to bring more light to one of the most complete Confederate victories of the war.  We will see some obscure sites along the way.  We ask that you consider buddying up with a friend or two to keep the number of cars reasonable.

Lodging, travel, and dining costs are the responsibility of each attendee.  Donations are strongly encouraged to benefit the Battle of Richmond Association.

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