Thursday, July 14, 2011
Sunday is the 150th anniversary of a Civil War encounter near Fulton known as Overton Run.
The Union Army claimed this encounter as a victory. One Union account described it as the ‘Fulton Races’ because Southerners fired one volley, mounted horses and fled the field.
It was a running fight from Middle River north to Overton Run, about two miles southwest of Fulton. Having accomplished their tactical ambush objective, the Southerners fled.