Anniversary of the Battle of Lexington

 

 The Civil War Trails Map of the Battle of Lexington is located in the Civic Center parking lot. Photo by W. Clay Crook/The Lexington Progress.

The Civil War Trails Map of the Battle of Lexington is located in the Civic Center parking lot.
Photo by W. Clay Crook/The Lexington Progress.

 

South Main Street was quiet December 18th, but 154 years ago, the sounds of musket fire and cannon trembled houses and windows.  Col. Robert Ingersoll surrendered Federal forces occupying Lexington to Gen. N.B. Forrest.   The commemorative plaque is located along South Main Street at the Civic Center building.  The actual surrender took place across the street in the large parking lot owned by the First Baptist Church.  Forrest captured two…

For the complete story, see the December 28th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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