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Perryville in Boyle County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Unknown Confederate Soldiers

Goodnight Family Cemetery

Unknown Confederate Soldiers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, October 16, 2019
1. Unknown Confederate Soldiers Marker
Erected by the United States

To mark the burial place of an unascertained number of Confederate soldiers said to have died while prisoners of war at the Goodknight farmhouse from wounds received at the Battle of Perryville, October 8, 1862, whose graves cannot be identified and whose names are unknown.
Erected by The United States.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is October 8, 1862.
Location. 37° 40.737′ N, 84° 57.281′ W. Marker is in Perryville, Kentucky, in Boyle County. Memorial can be reached from Claunch Road, 1.8 miles west of Harrodsburg Road (U.S. 68), on the left when traveling west. Monument is about 250 yards beyond the end of Claunch Road on private property. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Perryville KY 40468, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kirkland Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle of Perryville (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Opening Attack (approx. ¾ mile away); Sgt. Harris B. Cope Memorial
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(approx. ¾ mile away); Stewart's Advance (approx. 0.8 miles away); Maney's Attack (approx. 0.8 miles away); Turner's Battery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Army of the Mississippi (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perryville.
Also see . . .  The Goodnight Farmhouse and Cemetery at the Battle of Perryville. Kentucky Organization of Professional Archaeologists (KYOPA) (Submitted on November 23, 2019.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2019, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 71 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 22, 2019, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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