By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Thursday, November 21st, 2013 8:00 AM CST
A year ago we went a featured the points along the Civil War trail in Bowling Green. I’ll be the first to admit I love history and genealogy more than the average person. The tour however is the genealogy of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the city. See how our city was shaped by past events and how even some of the political structure is standing today, influenced by these events. It’s also a great way to tell visitors the importance of this town once known as “The Gibraltar of the West.” Check out the Civil War Trail (website link for trail) via the Convention and Visitors Bureau or Kentucky Museumon WKU’s Campus.
Past Civil War 150:
Part 1: Mt. Moriah Cemetery, resting place of “African American Union Soldiers.”
Part 2: The Confederate Graveyard and Monument of Bowling Green. Also, the Most Dangerous Confederate.
Part 3: “Defending the L&N Railroad Wayside Exhibit.”
Part 4: “Mt. Ayr & Fort Underwood”
Part 5: “Baker Hill and Downtown Bowling Green”
Part 6: “Confederate Defense Line and Rifle Trench.”
Part 7: “Fort C.F. Smith and College Hill.”
Part 8: “Fort Webb Park”
Part 9: “Hines Boatlanding and Civil War Hospital Exhibit.”
Part 10: “Bowling Green Courthouse displaying Confederate Medal of Honors and Federal Army Officers.”
Part 11: “Jonesville.”
Part 12: “Bowling Green’s Official Sesquicentennial Event.”
Part 13: “Henry Grider, Veteran of 1812, Whig, Unionist Congressman, Abolitionist and the 14th Amendment.”
Part 14: “Fort Lytle or Fort Albert Sydney Johnston.”
Part 15: “Kentucky Museum.”
Part 16: “L&N Railroad, ‘Civil War and the Railroad’ exhibit.”
Part 17: “The Presbyterian Church on State Street. Former School and Civil War Hospital.”
Also, there is a much better trail tour (we love this so much), check out the Civil War Trail (website link for trail) via the Convention and Visitors Bureau or Kentucky Museumon WKU’s Campus.