On October 18, 1862, as Confederate troops were retreating from the Battle of Perryville, action took place on the grounds of Henry Clay's "Ashland" Estate. Approximately 1,800 Confederate troops under the command of General John Hunt Morgan engaged in a skirmish with 294 Union troops from the Third and Fourth Ohio, who were camped on farmland at the Ashland Estate. Morgan's men captured a total of 290 Union soldiers. Four Union soldiers were killed and 290 were captured, of whom 24 were wounded.
Lexington, Kentucky | This historic site was the family home of Gen. John Hunt Morgan , "Thunderbolt of the Confederacy," and the birthplace of Nobel laureate Dr. Thomas Hunt Morgan, pioneer geneticist.