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Campbellsville in Taylor County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Courthouse Burned

 
 
Courthouse Burned Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 13, 2016
1. Courthouse Burned Marker (Side 1)
Inscription. Gen. Hylan B. Lyon with 800 men invaded Ky., Dec. 1864, to enforce CSA draft law and divert USA from Nashville. In 23 days he burned seven courthouses used by Union forces. See map on reverse side. the courthouse at Campbellsville was burned Dec. 25. Some records saved. Desertions had reduced ranks to 250 and Lyon moved out of state via Burkesville, Jan. 3.
 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 582.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 20.483′ N, 85° 20.717′ W. Marker is in Campbellsville, Kentucky, in Taylor County. Marker is on East Broadway (U.S. 68) near North Columbia Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker, along with several others, is located in a park adjacent to the Taylor County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 204 North Columbia Avenue, Campbellsville KY 42718, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brig. Gen. Elias Barbee (here, next to this marker); Campbellsville / Taylor County (here, next to this marker); Cumberland Trace
Courthouse Burned Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 13, 2016
2. Courthouse Burned Marker (Side 2)
Locations of twenty-two courthouses in Kentucky burned during Civil War.
(here, next to this marker); Confederate Raids (here, next to this marker); First Taylor County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Second Taylor County Courthouse - 1867 (here, next to this marker); Campbell Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rebel Guerrillas on Main Street (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Campbellsville.
 
Also see . . .  BG Hylan Benton Lyon. (Submitted on October 30, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Courthouse Burned Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 13, 2016
3. Courthouse Burned Marker
Marker is third from left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 198 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 30, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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