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Glasgow in Barren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fort Williams

 
 
Fort Williams Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Chad Comer, January 11, 2011
1. Fort Williams Marker
Inscription. Site of Civil War fort built in spring of 1863. Attacked Oct. 6 by Confederate Col. John M. Hughs and his 25th Tenn. Infantry. US troops under Maj. Samuel Martin surprised. Over 200 horses captured, part of fort burned, and 142 men taken prisoner, later paroled. In nearby cemetery is buried Gen. Joseph H. Lewis, Commander of lst Kentucky (Orphan) Brigade, CSA.
 
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Dept. of Highways. (Marker Number 1290.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 0.018′ N, 85° 55.631′ W. Marker is in Glasgow, Kentucky, in Barren County. Marker is at the intersection of N.L. Rodgers Wells Boulevard (Bypass U.S. 31-E) and Cross Street, on the right when traveling north on N.L. Rodgers Wells Boulevard. Click for map. Fort is located adjacent to Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Glasgow KY 42141, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Joseph H. Lewis (approx. 0.2 miles away); Attack on Fort Williams (approx. 0.2 miles away); Defending Glasgow (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Williams (approx. 0.2 miles away); Glasgow Municipal Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Billy Vaughn (approx. 0.8 miles away); Barren County World War I Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Nettie B.C. Depp (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Glasgow.
Fort Williams Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 23, 2012
2. Fort Williams Marker
Looking north on US 31E/Wells Blvd. Cross Street in the right foreground.

 
Also see . . .  Fort Williams History. City web page for the fort, with photos of other markers on site and the reconstructed fort. (Submitted on January 18, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesForts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Fort Williams Photo, Click for full size
By Chad Comer, January 11, 2011
3. Fort Williams
A secondary marker at Fort Williams.
Fort Williams (inside) Photo, Click for full size
By Chad Comer, January 11, 2011
4. Fort Williams (inside)
Fort Williams cannon Photo, Click for full size
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 23, 2012
5. Fort Williams cannon
Cannon emplacement inside the fort, seen from near the secondary marker.
Fort Williams Photo, Click for full size
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 23, 2012
6. Fort Williams
Fort Williams Photo, Click for full size
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 23, 2012
7. Fort Williams
Fort Williams Photo, Click for full size
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 23, 2012
8. Fort Williams
as seen from the Lewis family plot in the cemetery
Lewis Family graves Photo, Click for full size
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 23, 2012
9. Lewis Family graves
Lewis family plot in the Glasgow Cemetery. Smaller obelisk in the background lists the various family members buried here.
Joseph Horace Lewis grave stone Photo, Click for full size
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 23, 2012
10. Joseph Horace Lewis grave stone
Born in Barren Co. KY., Oct 29, 1824;
KY. Legislator 1850-1-3;
Brigadier General, C.S.A.;
Elected to Congress, 1870;
Circuit Judge, 1880;
Judge KY. Court of Appeals, 1882 - 1889.
Died July 6, 1904
Fort Williams Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 23, 2012
11. Fort Williams Marker
secondary marker located next the flagpole, placed July 4, 1991 -

Fort Williams
1863-1865
On 6 October, 1863, Confederate
forces raided Fort Williams
Union losses were 9 KIA,
26 WIA and 226 POW.
Confederate losses were
1 KIA and 4 WIA.
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 891 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on January 11, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky.   2. submitted on July 23, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   3, 4. submitted on January 11, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky.   5. submitted on July 23, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   6, 7. submitted on July 30, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on July 23, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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