Sunday is 150th anniversary of Civil War battle near Fulton

A map on a Civil War historic marker on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton depicts the Civil War encounter known as the Fight at Overton Run. Sunday is the 150th anniversary of the battle.

A map on a Civil War historic marker on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton depicts the Civil War encounter known as the Fight at Overton Run. Sunday is the 150th anniversary of the battle. Photo by Don Norfleet.

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.

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