Civil War historian Betty Jane Gorin will lecture Thursday at the Boyle County Public Library as part of the Gen. Lovell H. Rousseau Civil War Lecture Series. The talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is free.
Gorin's talk is titled "The Battle of Tebbs Bend on the Green River."
The Battle of Tebbs Bend is a part of Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan's legendary 1863 raid through Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. Morgan, of Lexington, moved northward in July of 1863, and fought a Federal garrison under Col. Orlando Moore at Tebbs Bend in Taylor County. The outcome of the battle played a role in the subsequent course of the raid. Gorin's talk will cover the battle and the context in which it was fought.
Gorin is a native of Taylor County, and received bachelor and master degrees in history from the University of Kentucky. She taught history at the secondary and college levels for 35 years. Since leaving the classroom, Gorin has dedicated herself to preserving Kentucky's historic legacy and has been instrumental in saving the Tebbs Bend Battlefield and several related structures.