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Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Governor Thomas E. Bramlette

1817-1875

 
 
Governor Thomas E. Bramlette Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
1. Governor Thomas E. Bramlette Marker (Side A)
Inscription.  Lawyer, legislator, soldier, and governor, he was born on Jan. 3, 1817, in present Clinton County. During Civil War he raised and was colonel of 3rd Ky. Union Inf. In 1862, Pres. Lincoln appointed him US Dist. Attorney for Ky. The next year he became governor after an election rife with Union military interference.

During the war, resisted Confed. guerrillas & Lincoln over black troops, habeas corpus, & civilian arrests. Governor until 1867, he supported pardons for ex-CSA and fought Freedmen's Bureau, 14th & 15th constitutional amend. Estab. Ag. & Mech. College, forerunner to Univ. of Ky. After term was a Louisville lawyer. Died 1875.
Presented by the Ky. A. Lincoln Bicentennial Commission &
Gov's Office for Local Development

 
Erected 2007 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2234.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location.
Governor Thomas E. Bramlette Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
2. Governor Thomas E. Bramlette Marker (Side B)
38° 14.67′ N, 85° 43.144′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Cave Hill Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker is in Cave Hill Cemetery near Bramlette's gravesite, located in Section P, western half of Lot 244, Space 1. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville KY 40204, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Rogers Clark (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Artist of Confederacy (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Guthrie (1792-1869) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sister Emily Cooper (approx. 0.2 miles away); This monument to the memory of James Guthrie (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nathaniel Wolfe (approx. ¼ mile away); Croghans of Locust Grove / Major William Croghan (approx. ¼ mile away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .  Thomas E. Bramlette (Wikipedia). (Submitted on November 30, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
Thomas E. Bramlette image. Click for full size.
Matthew Brady / Public Domain, circa 1860
3. Thomas E. Bramlette
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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