Edmund Kirby Smith
|On September 21, 1862, raiding parties of Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith were
in Shepherdsville, and a Confederate force under General Braxton
Bragg held Frankfort. Union forces at Louisville feared Smith and Bragg would
consolidate forces and attack Louisville. Their fears were amplified on September
26th when a 500-man Confederate cavalry troop swooped into the vicinity of 18th and Oak
Streets and captured approximately 50 Union soldiers.
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