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Cave City in Barren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Gen. Joseph H. Lewis

1824 - 1904

 
 
Gen. Joseph H. Lewis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
1. Gen. Joseph H. Lewis Marker
Inscription.  Confederate Brigadier General, commanded famous “Orphan Brigade” in Civil War. In 1861 he conducted recruiting and training camp here. State legislature, 1850-54, 69-70. US Congress, 1870-73. Member of Kentucky Court of Appeals for 24 years, 1874-98. Its chief justice six years. Born in Barren County, he is buried in Glasgow Cemetery.
 
Erected 1970 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1317.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesCivil RightsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1824.
 
Location. 37° 8.332′ N, 85° 57.564′ W. Marker is in Cave City, Kentucky, in Barren County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Broadway Street (State Highway 70) and N. 1st Street, on the right when traveling west on W. Broadway Street. Marker is located at the southwest end of Roy Dickey Reynolds Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cave City KY 42127, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Civil War Markers / Interpretive Signs at Roy Dickey Reynolds Park image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
2. Civil War Markers / Interpretive Signs at Roy Dickey Reynolds Park
Gen. Joseph H. Lewis marker is on the far left
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are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General Joseph H. Lewis (here, next to this marker); Morgan's Cave City Raid (here, next to this marker); Cave City Raid (a few steps from this marker); Lt. Charles Moran - USAF (approx. 4 miles away); Unknown Confederate Soldier Monument (approx. 4.2 miles away); Sand Cave (approx. 4.7 miles away); Bear Wallow (approx. 5.3 miles away); First Farmers Rural Electric Co-Op Substation (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cave City.
 
View to Southeast Towards Downtown Horse Cave image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
3. View to Southeast Towards Downtown Horse Cave
Civil War Markers / Interpretive Signs at Roy Dickey Reynolds Park image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
4. Civil War Markers / Interpretive Signs at Roy Dickey Reynolds Park
View to west from N. 1st Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 11, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   2. submitted on August 10, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   3, 4. submitted on August 11, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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