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  2. Madison County, KY | Aug 29 - 30, 1862 In August 1862, Maj. Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith’s Army of Kentucky with 6,500 Confederates operated in eastern Kentucky in support of Gen. Braxton Bragg’s invading Army of Mississippi. Bragg and Smith sought to support pro-Confederate political forces in the Union-held border state and to seek out new recruits.

  3. The Battle of Richmond, Kentucky, fought August 29–30, 1862, was one of the most complete Confederate victories in the war [3] by Major General Edmund Kirby Smith against Union major general William "Bull" Nelson 's forces, which were defending the town. It was the first major battle in the Kentucky Campaign.

  4. Jan 28, 2020 · On August 29 th, the cavalry began a skirmish with Union troopers on the road to Richmond, Kentucky. By noon, the Union infantry and artillery had joined the fight, causing the Confederates to retreat to Big Hill. Pressing his advantage, Union Brigadier General Mahlon D. Manson sent a brigade to march towards Rogersville and the Confederates. Dates

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  5. over a period of seven days from june 25 to july 1, 1862, richmond's defensive line of batteries and fortifications set up under general robert e. lee, a daring ride around the union army by confederate cavalry under general j.e.b. stuart, and an unexpected appearance of general stonewall jackson 's famous "foot cavalry" combined to unnerve the …

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    The Battle of Richmond, Kentucky, fought August 29–30, 1862, was a stunning Confederate victory by Maj. Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith against Union Maj. Gen. William "Bull" Nelson's forces, defending the town. It was the first major battle in the Kentucky Campaign. The battle took place on and around what is now the grounds of the Blue Grass Army Depot, ...

    Further information: Confederate order of battle, and Union order of battle In the fall of 1862, two Confederate armies moved on separate paths into Kentucky, hoping to restore the Confederate government of that state into power, threaten Union cities along the Ohio River, and recruit men to join the army. First to move was Kirby Smith, leading the...

    Brig. Gen. Patrick Cleburne led Smith's advance with Col. John S. Scott's cavalry out in front. The Confederate cavalry, while moving north from Big Hill on the road to Richmond, Kentucky, on August 29, encountered Union troopers and began skirmishing. After noon, Union artillery and infantry joined the fray, forcing the Confederate cavalry to retr...

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