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Frankfort in Franklin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Oliver Percy Rood

1845-1885

 
 
Oliver Percy Rood 1845-1886 Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 3, 2019
1. Oliver Percy Rood 1845-1886 Marker
Inscription.  Civil War Medal of Honor recipient. Born in Franklin Co. on April 25, 1845. Rood moved to Indiana in mid-1850s. Served as private with Co F, 14th IN Inf Regt. On July 2, 1863, captured flag of 21st NC Inf Regt at the Battle of Gettysburg. Died June 1, 1885. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, TN.
Presented by the City of Frankfort.

 
Erected 2006 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2227.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 12.35′ N, 84° 51.967′ W. Marker is in Frankfort, Kentucky, in Franklin County. Marker is on Clifton Avenue 0.3 miles west of Cheek Street, on the left when traveling west. Located on the Fort Hill Civil War Park grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Clifton Ave, 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. Remembering The Soldiers Of The War Of 1812 On Both Sides (within shouting distance of this marker); Beneath The Soil In Front Of You (within
Oliver Percy Rood 1845-1886 Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 3, 2019
2. Oliver Percy Rood 1845-1886 Marker
Looking west past the first right to the cemetery.
shouting distance of this marker); Here Lie The Remains of 250 Citizens Of Frankfort (within shouting distance of this marker); Load! Ready! Fire! (approx. 0.2 miles away); General John Hunt Morgan's Cavalrymen (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Kentucky Scouts" Frankfort Battalion (approx. ¼ mile away); Kentucky's Civil War Governors (approx. ¼ mile away); Election Of 1860 And 1864 — Kentucky (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Hill. The Capital City Museum & Leslie Morris Park on Fort Hill (Submitted on December 14, 2020.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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