Confederate Memorial-Hopkinsville, KY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member snfromky
N 36° 52.465 W 087° 28.846
16S E 457152 N 4081049
A monument to honor 101 unknown Confederate dead.
Waymark Code: WMH95
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 07/13/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member showbizkid
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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

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