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Harrodsburg in Mercer County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

A General's Prayer

 
 
A General's Prayer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
1. A General's Prayer Marker
Inscription.  "Peace to the land and blessings on friend and foe alike." Prayer by Gen. Leonidas K. Polk, CSA, an Episcopal Bishop, offered on October 9, 1862 following the Battle of Perryville. Shaken by the horrors of war, just witnessed, Polk entered this church asking that bell be tolled. Soldiers' and civilians' tears mingled with prayers in one great supplication.
 
Erected 1962 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 539.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 45.659′ N, 84° 50.671′ W. Marker is in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of South Chiles Street and Short Street, on the right when traveling north on South Chiles Street. Marker located outside St. Philips Episcopal Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrodsburg KY 40330, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Morgan Row - 1807 (within shouting distance of this marker);
A General's Prayer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
2. A General's Prayer Marker
William McBride House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lawyer’s Row (within shouting distance of this marker); Mercer County Before Kentucky Became a State (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. A. D. Price House (within shouting distance of this marker); Morgan Row (within shouting distance of this marker); United Methodist Church and Parsonage (within shouting distance of this marker); The Home of Rebecca Hart (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrodsburg.
 
A General's Prayer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
3. A General's Prayer Marker
Gen. Leonidas Polk, C.S.A. image. Click for full size.
4. Gen. Leonidas Polk, C.S.A.
St. Phillip's Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
5. St. Phillip's Episcopal Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 12, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   5. submitted on July 18, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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