Horse Gap

Location: Two miles north of Pound on Route 23.

Date: 1864

Owner: Battleground

Description: A low gap in a ridge running southeast from the main Cumberland divide. Between head of Mill Creek and North Fork of Pound River.

History: During the Civil War a company of Union soldiers were returning from a raid on the Confederate positions at Gladeville (now Wise) and a band of Pound River citizens were formed and lay in the forest by the
road and as they passed north, fired upon them, killing all their horses and wounding several soldiers. The horses, about fifteen in number, lay in the gap until they decayed and their bones were to be found scattered
about up until the building of the new road a few years ago.

Source of Information: R. L. Mullins, Paria Mullins and E. J. Bond


 
 
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