For John J. Crittenden, 1787-1863, one of Kentucky’s great statesmen. 15th Governor of the state. Attorney General under three Presidents.
US Senator five times. Noted for Crittenden Compromise, 1860, futile effort to avert Civil War and . . . — — Map (db m79187) HM
Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during Civil War, nineteen in last fifteen months: twelve by Confederates, eight by guerrillas, two by Union accident. See map on reverse side.
The courthouse at Marion was burned by guerrillas in . . . — — Map (db m79179) HM
According to local tradition, the Crittenden County Courthouse was burned by Brigadier General Hylan B. Lyon, CSA on January 25, 1865 as part of a raid into Kentucky during which Lyon’s troops burned a number of western Kentucky county . . . — — Map (db m79189) HM