Munfordville in Hart County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
The Smith Monument
Dedicated September 17, 1864
— Battle for the Bridge Historic Preserve —
The Monument's gross weight is about 35 tons, and it stands 21 feet high, with a diameter of four feet at the base. It is set on a foundation of rock and cement extending ten feet under the ground. The stone took two months to erect, at a cost of $4,000.
"The duty is mine, but the responsibility lies elsewhere."
The Monument was erected on the site of a Confederate redan constructed by Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner in 1861. Within its fence are the Monument itself, six smaller markers for the Mississippi dead of the battle of Munfordville, and the bodies of the slain, in a mutual grave.
Erected by Battle For The Bridge Historic Preserve.
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 37° 15.452′ N, 85° 53.741′ W. Marker is in Munfordville, Kentucky, in Hart County. Marker can be reached from Rush Island Bend Road, 0.7 miles north of Rowletts Cave Springs Road, on the right when traveling north. The marker can be reached from Rush Island Bend Road by a 0.6 mile trail on the Battle For The Bridge Historic Preserve property. It is just east of the railroad track. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 824 Rush Island Bend Road, Munfordville KY 42765, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Col Robt A Smith Monument (here, next to this marker); Battle of Munfordville: Siege (approx. ¼ mile away); L&N Railroad Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); Battle of Munfordville: Day 1 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Craig (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kentucky and the Western War (approx. The Raider (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Munfordville (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Munfordville.
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