Hardinsburg in Breckinridge County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Joseph Holt, Father of the Judge Advocates
The second-son of a wealthy Breckinridge County family, Joseph Holt inherited 10,000 acres of lush farmland here along the Ohio River. Though he was away for many years, this place was always home.
When the Civil War began, Joe Holt supported President Abraham Lincoln, a Republican, and openly condemned Kentucky's stance of neutrality.
Left: General Joseph Holt, Judge Advocate General, ca. 1865. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
Right: Camp Joe Holt, established during Kentucky's short-lived period of neutrality, became a hospital facility in 1862. It closed in 1866. Indiana Historical Society
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Military • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #15 James Buchanan, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series lists.
Location. 37° 54.77′ N, 86° 34.628′ W. Marker is in Hardinsburg, Kentucky, in Breckinridge County. Marker is on State Road 144, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. 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. A different marker also named Joseph Holt (a few steps from this marker); Joseph Holt and Abraham Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 3. submitted on December 11, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.