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West Irvine in Estill County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lookout Mountain Hero

 
 
Lookout Mountain Hero Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
1. Lookout Mountain Hero Marker
Inscription.  In that crucial battle of the Chattanooga campaign, Nov. 25, 1863, Capt. John C. Wilson and 5 others from Estill Co., of 8th Ky. Inf., answered call for volunteers to plant U.S. flag on Lookout Mtn. Reaching summit in sight of both armies, they planted their colors, made by Estill Co. women. Regiment followed, taking mountain. His grave Station Camp Cem., 4 mis. S.W.
 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 639.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 41.847′ N, 83° 59.24′ W. Marker is in West Irvine, Kentucky, in Estill County. Marker is at the intersection of Richmond Road (Kentucky Route 52) and Shady Lane (Kentucky Route 2473), on the right when traveling north on Richmond Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 910 Richmond Road, Irvine KY 40336, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Station Camp (here, next to this marker); Battle of Irvine
Lookout Mountain Hero Marker at corner of Richmond Road and Sandy Lane. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
2. Lookout Mountain Hero Marker at corner of Richmond Road and Sandy Lane.
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Irvine (approx. 0.7 miles away); County Named, 1808 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Estill Seminary / Collegiate Institute (approx. mile away); Estill Springs (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fitchburg Furnace (approx. 7.8 miles away); a different marker also named Fitchburg Furnace (approx. 7.8 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of Capt John Wilson's grave marker near Station Camp Christian Church SSE of West Irvine. • Can you help?
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