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

Remembering The Soldiers Of The War Of 1812 On Both Sides

— Fort Hill Civil War Park —

 
 
Remembering the Soldiers of the War of 1812 on Both Sides Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 3, 2019
1. Remembering the Soldiers of the War of 1812 on Both Sides Marker
Inscription.  This panel commemorates Kentucky's important role in the War of 1812, and it remembers one enemy soldier as a gesture of friendship toward the people of Britain and Canada, our foes in that war. Kentuckians enthusiastically supported the War of 1812. No less than sixty -four percent of the American casualties in that war were Kentuckians. Large numbers of Kentuckians served as Regulars, Volunteers, and Militiamen. They fought on the Ohio/Michigan frontier, on Lake Erie, in Canada, and at New Orleans. Forty-five or fifty captured British and Canadian officers were held as prisoners of war here in Frankfort. Most had been captured at the Battle of the Thames or the Battle of Put-In-Bay. One of them, Sailing Master James Miller died while he was here. His remains are thought to be buried in this plot. One of the nature trails here in the Leslie Morris Park on Fort Hill is named for him.

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Colonel Richard M. Johnsons Regiment of Kentucky Mounted Riflemen won a strategic victory over the British 41st Regiment of Foot and their Indian allies at the Battle of the Thames in Canada on October 5, 1813. Picture provided
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by the National Guard Bureau. This panel was created in cooperation with the Kentucky Department of Military Affairs.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar of 1812. A significant historical date for this entry is October 5, 1813.
 
Location. 38° 12.367′ N, 84° 52′ 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 east. 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. Beneath The Soil In Front Of You (here, next to this marker); Here Lie The Remains of 250 Citizens Of Frankfort (here, next to this marker); Oliver Percy Rood (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. 0.2 miles 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.
 
Remembering the Soldiers of the War of 1812 on Both Sides Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 3, 2019
2. Remembering the Soldiers of the War of 1812 on Both Sides Marker
Fort Hill Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 3, 2019
3. Fort Hill Cemetery
Remembering the Soldiers of the War of 1812 on Both Sides Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 3, 2019
4. Remembering the Soldiers of the War of 1812 on Both Sides Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2024. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 13, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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