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Lewis and Clark in Kentucky — Kentucky Militia

 
 
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky — Kentucky Militia Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
1. Lewis and Clark in Kentucky — Kentucky Militia Marker (Side A)
Inscription.  
Lewis and Clark
in Kentucky
Kentucky Militia
State militia law (1792) required Kentuckians on the 1803-1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition to serve in the Kentucky Militia, predecessor to the Kentucky National Guard. Records verify the militia service of William Clark and William Bratton.

Kentucky Militia
May 1800, Clark became captain of Jefferson Co. cavalry company in the 33rd Regt. During War of 1812, Bratton was private in 1st Rifle Regt., from Franklin Co. Captured at Battle of River Raisin on Jan. 22, 1813, was exchanged and was discharged on March 27, 1813.
Presented by the Ohio River Chapter-Lewis & Clark Trail
Heritage Foundation, National Park Service, Ky. Lewis & Clark
Bicentennial Commission, Kentucky National Guard

 
Erected 2006 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2211.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky — Kentucky Militia Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
2. Lewis and Clark in Kentucky — Kentucky Militia Marker (Side B)
War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 11.323′ N, 84° 53.672′ W. Marker is in Frankfort, Kentucky, in Franklin County. Marker is on Minuteman Parkway west of Burford Van Meter Road, on the right when traveling west. Marker is on entrance road to Boone National Guard Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Minuteman Parkway, Frankfort KY 40601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Fight as Kentuckians" (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named "Fight as Kentuckians" (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named "Fight as Kentuckians" (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named "Fight as Kentuckians" (within shouting distance of this marker); History of Memorial Project (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Boone (within shouting distance of this marker); Kentucky National Guard Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Kentucky's Capitol and Capital (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
 
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky — Kentucky Militia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
3. Lewis and Clark in Kentucky — Kentucky Militia Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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Mar. 5, 2021