Russellville in Logan County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
To Honor Generals
Erected 1926 by the Russellville Chapter D. A. R.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list.
Location. 36° 50.726′ N, 86° 53.272′ W. Marker is in Russellville, Kentucky, in Logan County. Memorial is at the intersection of Park Square and West 4th Street, on the left when traveling south on Park Square. Located in Carrico Park Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 NW Park Square, Russellville KY 42276, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Soldiers Monument (a few steps from this marker); Russellville (a few steps from this marker); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Death of Meriwether Lewis (a few steps from this marker); Confederate State Convention (a few steps from this marker); John Littlejohn (a few steps from Civil Rights Activist Author / Alice Allison Dunnigan 1906-1983 (within shouting distance of this marker); 6 Pdr Field Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Bowie, A Kentuckian (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Russellville.
Regarding To Honor Generals. During the American Revolution, Benjamin Logan was the second ranking officer in the Virginia militia for Kentucky County, taking part in the defense of the settlements against attacks made by British-led Indians.
William Russell, participated in the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774. In 1776, he was promoted to Colonel. He was captured by the British and held prisoner after the fall of Charleston in 1780. After a time, he was exchanged and rejoined the Continental Line. He was present at Yorktown in 1781 during the surrender of Cornwallis. Afterwards, Colonel Russell was breveted to the rank of Brigadier General and he commanded the 5th Regiment.
A native of South Carolina, John Adair enlisted in the state militia and served in the Revolutionary War, during which he was twice captured and held as a prisoner of war
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 28, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.