Civil War Fort C.F. Smith was located south of town on College Hill, now referred to as Reservoir or Hospital Hill. Some of the limestone blocks used tobuild its walls and foundation are still visible, as well as earthworks constructed under the command of Colonel Benjamin Harrison, who later became President. This was the largest and most elaborate fort in Bowling Green’s defensive system. It was described as a large “bastion fort” and may have mounted up to 25 cannon.
Bowling Green limestone bleaches white in the sun, unlike Indiana limestone, which darkens.
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