Richmond, KY was the site of a remarkably complete Confederate victory at the end of August 1862. More recently, it’s been the site of some significant preservation victories, thanks to the efforts of the Battle of Richmond Association. As late as 2001 there was very little happening in terms of interpreting the battlefield; today it’s becoming a genuine historical park. Here’s a good example of a dedicated group of people, with a treasure in their backyard, getting together with different government agencies and civic groups to make things happen.
This weekend marks the opening of the Battle of Richmond Visitors and History Center, located in a house that stood during the fighting and served as a hospital afterward. Check out the coverage from the local paper and Civil War News.
Eastern Kentucky is beautiful this time of year, and you deserve a little vacation. Make a weekend of it and hit Perryville and the museums in Bardstown, or head south on I-75 and see Cumberland Gap. Your job can wait.