Confederate Memorial-Hopkinsville, KY
Posted by: snfromky
N 36° 52.465 W 087° 28.846
16S E 457152 N 4081049
Quick Description: A monument to honor 101 unknown Confederate dead.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 7/13/2006 8:25:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMH95
Located in Riverside Cemetery, Hopkinsville KY, this monument honors 101 unknown Confederate soldiers who died during an epidemic of the “Black Measles” of 1861-1862. John C. Latham, born in Hopkinsville but living in New York, gave the City of Hopkinsville funds to remove 101 Confederate soldiers from scattered graves and rebury them in the lot designated for the monument. Latham, a Confederate veteran, initially proposed a plot for the remains of Confederate and Union soldiers. The plan was modified when it was determined that most Federal soldiers had already been reinterred at National Cemetery at Fort Donelson.
Date Installed or Dedicated: 05/19/1887
Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: John C. Latham
Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate
Related Website: [Web Link]
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