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Williamstown in Grant County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

A Civil War Reprisal

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, April 21, 2019
1. A Civil War Reprisal Marker
Inscription.  Three Confederates were brought here from prison at Lexington and executed Aug. 15, 1864; reprisal for the guerrilla murder of Union sympathizers, Joel Skirvin and Anderson Simpson. Those executed: Wm. P. and John L. Lingenfelter, brothers of Mrs. Simpson, and George Wainscott, 1st Batt. Ky. Inf. CSA. Lingenfelter graves N.E. of Lusby's Mill, Owen County.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 722.)
 
Location. 38° 37.565′ N, 84° 34.105′ W. Marker is in Williamstown, Kentucky, in Grant County. Marker is at the intersection of Stewartsville Road (Kentucky Route 36) and South Main Street (U.S. 25), on the left when traveling east on Stewartsville Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamstown KY 41097, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. An Indian Massacre (approx. 11.4 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
A Civil War Reprisal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 21, 2019
2. A Civil War Reprisal Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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