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Near Hardinsburg in Breckinridge County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Joseph Holt

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
1. Joseph Holt Marker
Inscription.  This is birthplace and grave of Joseph Holt, 1807-96. He served as Commissioner of Patents, Postmaster General, and Sec. of War in Pres. Buchanan's Administration. 1857-61. Lincoln named him Judge Advocate General of the Union army in 1862. Holt prosecuted conspirators in the assassination of Lincoln, 1865. He retired as Judge Advocate in 1875.
 
Erected 2000 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways; Presented by Citizens of Breckinridge County. (Marker Number 552.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #15 James Buchanan, the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists.
 
Location. 37° 54.76′ N, 86° 34.617′ W. Marker is near Hardinsburg, Kentucky, in Breckinridge County. Marker is on State Road 144, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
2. Joseph Holt Marker
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6205 KY-144, Hardinsburg KY 40143, 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. Joseph Holt, Father of the Judge Advocates (a few steps from this marker); Joseph Holt and Abraham Lincoln (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Joseph Holt (approx. 5 miles away); First Coal Oil (approx. 6.1 miles away); Cloverport Veterans Monument (approx. 6.1 miles away); Breckinridge County Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.1 miles away); Lincoln Family Trail (approx. 6.1 miles away); Early Shipping Point (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hardinsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Joseph Holt. From Kentucky Historical Society's Explore KY History project. (Submitted on November 17, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Joseph Holt (Wikipedia). (Submitted on November 17, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
Joseph Holt image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, circa 1863
3. Joseph Holt
Joseph Holt House image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
4. Joseph Holt House
Joseph Holt Grave image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
5. Joseph Holt Grave
The Holt cemetery is about 225 feet east of the house.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 17, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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