Fri, Jun 17|
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!
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 (Friday)
1:00 pm – Depart from the the Battle of Richmond Visitor's Center. Arrive early if you want to tour the Visitor's Center as we will leave around 1:00 pm. We need to carpool as much as possible from the VC. We will head south 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 Jones 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. Dinner location is attendee choice.
June 18, 2022 (Saturday)
9:00 am - Meet at the Battlefield Park before carpooling to Hays Fork Church to set the stage for the early morning figthing of August 30th. We will return to Battlefield Park where we will cover Churchill’s flank attack and Federal movements in the area. Then to Mount Zion Church, near the site of the Federal First Phase Line to discuss the Federal movements onto and on the battlefield. Next we will head to Duncannon Lane for the Second Phase action. After lunch (attendee choice) 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.
Motel options are numerous. The tour guides are staying at the Clarion Pointe on the north side of Richmond. It has a lobby where we can gather on Friday and Saturday evenings for some round table discussions. Lunch and dinner locations are each attendee's choice. There are several restaurant options along the Eastern Bypass on the south side of Richmond.