On September 25, 1862, General John Hunt Morgan's Second Kentucky Cavalry, led by Northern Kentucky resident Colonel Basil Duke, surrounded Union troops of the Eighteenth Michigan Volunteers, Tenth Kentucky Cavalry, and Fourth Indiana Cavalry. Overwhelmed by a superior force, the Federals surrendered without firing a shot. Over sixty soldiers were taken prisoner, then later paroled.
The incident took place at Snow's Pond on the old Covington-Lexington Turnpike, near the village of Kensington. Although the pond dried up long ago, a Kentucky highway marker now marks the site of the encounter.