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Near Versailles in Woodford County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Lt. Gen. Field Harris, USMC


Lt. Gen. Field Harris, USMC Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, May 13, 2010
1. Lt. Gen. Field Harris, USMC Marker
Inscription.  (front) Commanding general of US Marine Air Wing at invasion of Guadalcanal, 1942, WW II; and Korea, 1950. US Naval Academy, 1917. WW I. courageous and inspiring leader. His 21 combat decorations included army and navy Distinguished Service Medals, Legion of Merit wit 3 Gold Stars, Order of British Empire. Buried in Pisgah Cemetery.

Military Forebears
Lt. Gen. Field Harris, USMC, ancestors included: William Field, came to Ky. with Harrod, then fought in Dunmore's War, 1774. Col. John Field, killed at Point Pleasant, Dunmore's War, 1774. Capt. Benjamin Field, Revolution, 1780-81. Col. Ezekiel Field, Revolutionary War, died at Battle of Blue Licks, 1782. Gen. E. H. Field, a parade marshal at ceremonies of Boone reinterment, 1845. Fought in Mexican War, 1847. Gen. Charles Field, CSA, great Civil War leader who commanded half Lee's army, the only effective fighting force left to surrender at Appomattox.
Erected 1970 by Kentucky Historical Society / Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1322.)
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in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionMilitaryWar, KoreanWar, US CivilWar, US RevolutionaryWar, World IWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1942.
Location. 38° 3.213′ N, 84° 39.268′ W. Marker is near Versailles, Kentucky, in Woodford County. Marker is on Pisgah Pike (State Highway 1967) 0.7 miles north of Versailles Road (U.S. 60), on the right when traveling north. Marker is on the grounds of , and near the entrance to, the Pisgah Presbyterian Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 710 Pisgah Pike, Versailles KY 40383, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pisgah Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Albert Benjamin Chandler / Gov. Albert B. Chandler (approx. 0.6 miles away); Calmes Tomb (approx. 2˝ miles away); Buck Pond
Lt. Gen. Field Harris, USMC Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, May 13, 2010
2. Lt. Gen. Field Harris, USMC Marker
(approx. 2˝ miles away); Hemp in Kentucky / Woodford County Hemp (approx. 2˝ miles away); Huntertown (approx. 2.8 miles away); Keeneland (approx. 3.1 miles away); Mt. Vernon Baptist Church (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Versailles.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,249 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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