CSA Gen. N. B. Forrest with main body of cavalry passed this way before and after destructive raid on Paducah, March 25, 1864. Returning, Kentucky regiments, camping near here, given leave to seek food, horses, get recruits, visit families. Not one deserted. News item led Forrest to send men back through here again, April 14, to capture horses missed before.
The Old Dukedom Cemetery is 1/4 mile to the west, on State Route 129 on the north side. The cemetery contains Civil War interments but is in poor condition, which is slowly being improved by the new property owner.