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Russellville in Logan County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

To Honor Generals

1776

 
 
To Honor Generals Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
1. To Honor Generals Marker
Inscription.
Benjamin Logan
William Russell
John Adair

 
Erected 1926 by the Russellville Chapter D. A. R.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 36° 50.726′ N, 86° 53.272′ W. Marker is in Russellville, Kentucky, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Square and West 4th Street, on the left when traveling south on Park Square. Touch for map. Located in Carrico Park Square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 NW Park Square, Russellville KY 42276, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Russellville (a few steps from this marker); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Death of Meriwether Lewis (a few steps from this marker); Confederate State Convention (a few steps from this marker); John Littlejohn (a few steps from this marker); Civil Rights Activist Author / Alice Allison Dunnigan 1906-1983 (within shouting distance of this marker); 6 Pdr Field Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Bowie, A Kentuckian (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Governor's Corner (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Russellville.
 
Regarding To Honor Generals.
To Honor Generals Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
2. To Honor Generals Monument
During the American Revolution, Benjamin Logan was the second ranking officer in the Virginia militia for Kentucky County, taking part in the defense of the settlements against attacks made by British-led Indians.

William Russell, participated in the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774. In 1776, he was promoted to Colonel. He was captured by the British and held prisoner after the fall of Charleston in 1780. After a time, he was exchanged and rejoined the Continental Line. He was present at Yorktown in 1781 during the surrender of Cornwallis. Afterwards, Colonel Russell was breveted to the rank of Brigadier General and he commanded the 5th Regiment.

A native of South Carolina, John Adair enlisted in the state militia and served in the Revolutionary War, during which he was twice captured and held as a prisoner of war by the British.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Looking east across Carrico Park Square. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
3. Looking east across Carrico Park Square.
Benjamin Logan (c.1742 – December 11, 1802) image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
4. Benjamin Logan (c.1742 – December 11, 1802)
John Adair (January 9, 1757 – May 19, 1840) image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
5. John Adair (January 9, 1757 – May 19, 1840)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 28, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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