12 4 1861 The Confederate expedition to, and the destruction of, the Bacon Creek Bridge, near Munfordville, KY.
Col. John Hunt Morgan, CSA. 12/4-7/1861.*
12 4 1861 The Confederate raiding party is repulsed by the Union citizens of Dunksburg, MO.
12 4 1861 Skirmish at Burke's Station, VA, south of Washington, DC.
The Chronological Tracking of the American Civil War, per the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, Robert A. Mosocco
* The Bacon Creek bridge was a minor incident in the war, but it was important to the squadron because it brought them
their first national press notices. Newspaper correspondents from Nashville and Memphis had been waiting around Bowling
Green for days, eager for news, and when the squadron rode in with a report of the bridge-burning, the correspondents made a
big story of it. Other papers in the South reprinted the Bacon Creek Bridge incident, and in some time Northern papers picked
it up-the first of many stories to come from the exploits of Morgan's raiders.
Morgan's Raiders, Dee Alexander Brown, p. 34