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

Hdqrs. CSA Commander / 101 CSA Unknown

 
 
Hdqrs. CSA Commander Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
1. Hdqrs. CSA Commander Marker
Inscription.
Side 1
Hdqrs. CSA Commander
Nathan Bedford Forrest, stationed in Hopkinsville during winter of 1861-62, resided, with wife and daughter, in log house, the third residence south. As colonel, in command 6 companies CSA Cavalry, reconnoitered Union forces between here and the Ohio River; defeated gunboat, Conestoga, at Canton, also US force at Sacramento. Withdrew when CSA left Bowling Green. Over.

Side 2
101 CSA Unknown
Six companies CSA Cavalry under Col. Forrest were camped a mile to the north at the old fairgrounds, while reconnoitering this area in winter, 1861-62. A severe epidemic swept the camp and several hundred men died. When the city enlarged cemetery, 1887, John C. Latham, native of Hopkinsville, had bodies of 101 unknown reinterred and a large monument erected. Over.
 
Erected 1965 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 880.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 52.531′ N, 87° 28.995′ W. Marker is in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in Christian County. Marker is at the intersection
101 CSA Unknown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
2. 101 CSA Unknown Marker
of North Main Street (U.S. 41) 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. Union General's Grave (a few steps from this marker); Famous Prophet (a few steps from this marker); Forrest Reconnoitered (approx. 0.6 miles away); County Named, 1797 (approx. 0.6 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.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Forrest and his campaigns. (Submitted on September 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Wide area photo of marker and cemetery graves. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
3. Wide area photo of marker and cemetery graves.
Riverside Cemetery sign nearby. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
4. Riverside Cemetery sign nearby.
Confederate Dead memorial within cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2015
5. Confederate Dead memorial within cemetery.
Photo of Nathan Bedford Forrest as Lieutenant General. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton
6. Photo of Nathan Bedford Forrest as Lieutenant General.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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