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The third phase of the battle of Richmond occurred just south of town and the Federal Army of Kentucky was routed by its southern counterpart and this area is now occupied by a cemetery.


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Richmond,
Kentucky
29th of August, 1862
30th of August, 1862

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This was looking across the position of the third Federal line: the 18th Kentucky (US), the 66th Indiana Infantry, and the 55th Indiana infantry regiments.

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Major General “Bull “Nelson, commander of the Union Army of Kentucky, arrived at the battlefield during the third phase and attempted to rally his troops. In a classic manner "Bull" bellowed a remark disparaging the marksmanship of the southern soldiers and was mortally wounded. This was the position of the 66th Indiana infantry, the center of the third union battle line.

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The Confederate Army of Kentucky advanced through this area and routed the demoralized Union Army of Kentucky.



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