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Owensboro in Daviess County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Daviess Countians Who Served

 
 
Daviess Countians Who Served Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 17, 2017
1. Daviess Countians Who Served Marker
Inscription. During World War I approximately 80,000 men enlisted from Kentucky. Of this number 1,747 that answered the call to serve, between April 1917 and November 1918, were from Daviess County. Seventy-one were killed in action and seventy-six others wounded. This marker erected to honor these soldiers for all time to come.

Sponsored by 82 buddies of Yellow Banks Barracks 2429
1972 - Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways – 1456

 
Erected 1972 by 82 buddies of Yellow Banks Barracks 2429, Kentucky Historical Society, and Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1456.)
 
Location. 37° 46.481′ N, 87° 6.749′ W. Marker is in Owensboro, Kentucky, in Daviess County. Marker is on St Ann Street south of West 2nd Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located beside the sidewalk at the northeast corner of the Daviess County Courthouse grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 212 St Ann Street, Owensboro KY 42303, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Courthouse Burned (here, next to this marker); Daviess Co. U.S. Colored Troops in the Civil War
Daviess Countians Who Served Marker (<i>tall view; looking south along St Ann Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 17, 2017
2. Daviess Countians Who Served Marker (tall view; looking south along St Ann Street)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Medal of Honor Winners (within shouting distance of this marker); Wendell H. Ford (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Graham Vest / "Tribute to a Dog" (about 300 feet away); Confederate Congressional Medal of Honor (about 400 feet away); Vietnam Honor Roll (approx. 8 miles away in Indiana); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 8.1 miles away in Indiana). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owensboro.
 
Also see . . .  Daviess Countians Who Served in World War I.
Brigadier General Thomas Cruse attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, eventually finding his way to Arizona where, as a cavalry officer, he helped fight against Geronimo.
Brigadier General Ira Allen Haynes graduated from West Point in 1883, becoming a colonel in 1912 and a brigadier general in 1917, serving in France from August 1918 until April 1919.
Major General Logan Feland graduated from MIT in 1892. Although he was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Feland served as captain of the Owensboro State Guard company following the Spanish-American War. He was
Daviess Countians Who Served Marker (<i>wide view southwest; Daviess County WWII Memorial right</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 17, 2017
3. Daviess Countians Who Served Marker (wide view southwest; Daviess County WWII Memorial right)
given command of all troops in 1918 in France at Belleau Woods. (Submitted on July 7, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Daviess Countians Who Served Marker (<i>wide view to northwest; related marker visible on left</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 17, 2017
4. Daviess Countians Who Served Marker (wide view to northwest; related marker visible on left)
Daviess County World War II Memorial (<i>located near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 17, 2017
5. Daviess County World War II Memorial (located near marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on July 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 7, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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