Fort Williams - Glasgow, KY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 36° 59.874 W 085° 55.552
16S E 595576 N 4095178
Quick Description: Historic fort surrounded by a cemetery on this Glasgow hill.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 9/9/2009 12:45:54 PM
Waymark Code: WM76HW
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
Views: 3

Long Description:

Site of Civil War fort built in spring of 1863. Attacked Oct. 6 by Confederate Col. John M Hughes and his 25th Tenn. Infantry. US troops under Maj. Samuel Martin suprised. Over 200 horses captured, part of fort burned, and 142 men taken prisoner, later paroled.

In nearby cemetery is buried Gen. Joseph H. Lewis, Commander of 1st Kentucky (Orphan) Brigade, CSA.

The year the "Fort" was constructed or started.: 1863

Name of "Country" or "Nation" that constructed this "Fort": US

Was this "Fort" involved in any armed conflicts?: Yes it was

What was the primary purpose of this "Historic Fort"?: Used for defence of a border or land claim.

Current condition: ruinous

This site is administered by ----: unknown

Open to the public?: Open or unrestricted access.

Link if this "Fort" is registered on your Countries/ State "Registry of Historical Sites or Buildi: [Web Link]

If admission is charged -: Not Listed

Official or advertised web-page: Not listed

Link to web-site that best describes this "Historic Fort": Not listed

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