Confederate Martyrs Monument in Jeffersontown (NRIS 97000691)

Address: City Cemetery. 0.1 mi. S of jct. of Billtown and Maple Rds., Jeffersontown, KY. County/parish: Jefferson.

1 contributing object.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places July 17, 1997.

Part of Civil War Monuments of Kentucky MPS (NRIS 64500229).

From Wikipedia:

Confederate Martyrs Monument in Jeffersontown
The Confederate Martyrs Monument at the Jeffersontown City Cemetery in Jeffersontown, Kentucky marks where four Confederate soldiers were executed "without cause or trial", due to Order #59, the creation of Union General Stephen G. Burbridge, known as "Butcher Burbridge" in Kentucky, which called for the execution of four Confederate prisoners for every unarmed Union citizen killed. The total number of executions performed as a result of this order was fifty. The four soldiers commemorated on the stone were Wilson P. Lilly, Rev. Sherwood Hatley, Lindsay Duke Buckner and M. Blincoe. (read more...)

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