Near Uniontown in Union County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Bettie Taylor Phillips
Born in Morganfield in 1830, she was one of several known as the "Mother of the Orphan Brigade." Married W.S. Phillips in 1847. In 1861, accompanied him as he served in Gen. John C. Breckinridge's 4th Ky. Inf. Co. C. She stayed with him throughout the war, providing aid and comfort to wounded and dying men.
When returning home to Ky. due to illness, she was captured in Nashville and tried as a spy. After acquittal, she found her way back to the brigade and was with CSA Pres. Davis and his wife just before their capture. She returned to Uniontown after the war with the 4th Infantry battle flag. Buried in Uniontown City Cemetery.
Erected 2012 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways; sonsored by Union Co. Fiscal Court. (Marker Number 2382.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil • Women. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
Location. 37° 46.55′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Uniontown KY 42461, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Laurelwood (approx. 5.8 miles away); Lincoln Spoke Here (approx. 6.4 miles away); Union County, 1811 (approx. 6.4 miles away); Baseball Great (approx. 6.4 miles away); George Huston (approx. 6.4 miles away); Morgan Springs (approx. 6.4 miles away); Forrest Reconnoitered (approx. 6.4 miles away); Earle C. Clements (approx. 6.7 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2020, by Jerry Padgett of Morganfield, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2020, by Jerry Padgett of Morganfield, Kentucky. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.