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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Allen County, Kentucky

 
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By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2019
A City of Tents Marker
GEOGRAPHIC SORT
1Kentucky (Allen County), Scottsville — A City of Tents
In November 1863, Dumont Hill looked like a city of tents. Each regiment arranged its tents according to army regulations. At one end was a guard station. The officers’ latrines, called sinks, were at the other end. In between was the baggage train, . . . — Map (db m152742) HM
2Kentucky (Allen County), Scottsville — An Army in Crisis
A Once Proud Army in Tatters In early 1862, the Union Army of the Ohio numbered almost 70,000 men. New and veteran soldiers alike were eager for action. By November, the army was demoralized, angry that their commander, General Don . . . — Map (db m152736) HM
3Kentucky (Allen County), Scottsville — An Army Restored
Camps of Soldiers Surrounded Scottsville Tents housing almost 5,000 soldiers—ten times the population of Scottsville in 1862—covered the hillsides around town. Imagine what it looked like. Imagine the sounds of men drilling, . . . — Map (db m152739) HM
4Kentucky (Allen County), Scottsville — 2064 — Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church / Bethlehem Church
Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church Congregation founded 1801. Services held, uninterrupted, except for a Sunday in Nov. 1862, because of "Army passing down the pike and the house having sick soldiers in it." Called "Difficult" and located near . . . — Map (db m143077) HM
5Kentucky (Allen County), Scottsville — 730 — Civil War Action
Confederate forces of 200 under Col. John M. Hughs attacked here, Dec. 8, 1863. Twelve days earlier he had attacked Monticello, Ky., captured then paroled garrison of 153 men; no supplies. Continuing to harass USA forces, seek stores, he came here, . . . — Map (db m131261) HM
6Kentucky (Allen County), Scottsville — 760 — County Named, 1815
For Lieut. Col. John Allen, born in Va., 1771, came to Ky., 1779. Practiced law in Shelby County. State Representative, 1801-07, and State Senate, 1807-13. Killed in battle at River Raisin, Jan. 22, 1813, and one of nine officers at that battle for . . . — Map (db m131262) WM
7Kentucky (Allen County), Scottsville — Ebenezer Dumont
Ebenezer Dumont twice served his country in time of war. He fought in the Mexican War, earning the rank of lieutenant colonel. Afterward the Vevay, Indiana native resumed his successful career in politics. When the Civil War began Dumont did not . . . — Map (db m152741) HM
8Kentucky (Allen County), Scottsville — 1760 — Jacksonian Hotel
Built in 1919 during an oil boom, Jacksonian gained wide prominence. It was third hotel on site and stood here for 54 years. Closed, 1973. Hotel received name because of its location on Jackson Highway, now 31-E, one of oldest roads in Kentucky. . . . — Map (db m131260) HM
9Kentucky (Allen County), Scottsville — Lilly’s Artillery
Captain Eli Lilly commanded the 18th Indiana Battery, the only battery known to have been at Scottsville. While here, the battery refitted, obtained ammunition, and procured horses to replace those that died in a fire at Allen Springs the night . . . — Map (db m152745) HM
10Kentucky (Allen County), Scottsville — Morgan in ScottsvilleConfederate Invasion of Kentucky — August, 1862 —
On August 29, 1862 at the beginning of the Confederate Invasion of Kentucky. Colonel John Hunt Morgan rode into Scottsville, leading a brigade of 1,100 cavalrymen. Morgan and his men were on their way to Lexington, where they planned to join . . . — Map (db m131263) HM
11Kentucky (Allen County), Scottsville — 1117 — Mt. Union Church / M.J. Bonner
Mt. Union Church Organized in 1864 under the name of Mulberry Hill General Baptist Church. In 1869 the original log building burned. The congregation rebuilt on present site, changed the name to Mt. Union. Thirteen churches were invited from . . . — Map (db m143075) HM
12Kentucky (Allen County), Scottsville — 01 — Preparing for Morgan's CavalryConfederate Invasion of Kentucky — October, 1862 —
In early October Morgan’s cavalry swept through the Trammel Community in search food and supplies. Some, such as John Howard Morgan and his mother, Isabella, who were relatives of John Hunt Morgan and were sympathetic to the southern cause, . . . — Map (db m152679) HM
13Kentucky (Allen County), Scottsville — 1670 — Scottsville Public Spring
Allen County was formed in April 1815. Scottsville was named for Gen. Charles Scott, 4th governor of Ky. In 1816, location was chosen for county seat because of abundant water supply from this spring. County bought 100 acres, which were laid off in . . . — Map (db m143071) HM
14Kentucky (Allen County), Scottsville — Scottsville, 1862
1860 – A Bustling County Seat Town Imagine Scottsville in 1860. A fine two-story octagonal brick courthouse dominates the busy court square. The prosperous rural town of 403 residents boasts a public spring, at least one church, a . . . — Map (db m152751) HM
15Kentucky (Allen County), Scottsville — The Army’s Shopkeeper
Each regiment had a quartermaster, who provided everything the men needed except food and weapons. Quartermaster Wainwright While in Scottsville, Lieutenant William A. Wainwright, quartermaster of the 75th Indiana, obtained and . . . — Map (db m152750) HM
16Kentucky (Allen County), Scottsville — 2081 — Trammel Fork Missionary Baptist Church
The Trammel Fork Church was founded in 1802 with seventy members. Elder John Hightower was first pastor. This church was instrumental in constituting ten area churches. The first meeting house was a log structure; church now occupies its third . . . — Map (db m143073) HM
17Kentucky (Allen County), Scottsville — Union Regiments at Scottsville
Seven regiments of infantry and one artillery battery encamped at Scottsville in November 1862. These regiments made up the 12th Division of the Army of the Cumberland under the command of General Ebenezer Dumont. Among the soldiers at . . . — Map (db m152747) HM
 
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