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Hopkinsville in Christian County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Union General's Grave

 
 
Union General's Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
1. Union General's Grave Marker
Inscription. Brig. Gen. James S. Jackson, USA, killed in battle of Perryville on Oct. 8, 1862, is buried in south end of cemetery. Born Woodford Co., Ky., 1823. First Lt., Mexican War, then practiced law in Greenup. He came Hopkinsville, 1855. Elected to Congress, 1861. Authorized by Lincoln, he recruited 3rd Ky. Cav. during fall 1861. In battles, Shiloh and others, before his untimely death.
 
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 882.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 52.543′ N, 87° 28.991′ W. Marker is in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in Christian County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and Clark Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 530 North Main Street, Hopkinsville KY 42240, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Famous Prophet (here, next to this marker); Hdqrs. CSA Commander / 101 CSA Unknown (a few steps from this marker); Forrest Reconnoitered (approx. 0.6 miles away); County Named, 1797
Wide photo of Union General's Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
2. Wide photo of Union General's Grave Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Lewis & Clark in Kentucky (approx. 0.7 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 0.7 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hotel Latham (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hopkinsville.
 
Also see . . .  Blog story about cemetery. (Submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesPoliticsWar, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Civil
 
Riverside Cemetery and grounds. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
3. Riverside Cemetery and grounds.
Confederate Civil War memorial in cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
4. Confederate Civil War memorial in cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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