Monday, April 11, 2011

Shelby County Historic Society Dedicates USCC 5th KY Cavalry Memorial

On April 10, 2011, the Shelby County Historical Society dedicated a new memorial to the 22 USCC soldiers killed by Confederate guerrillas near Simpsonville, Ky in Jan. 1865. This project was the recipient of the LCWRT 2009 Preservation Grant. The memorial, on U.S. 60 west of Simpsonville, features 22 memorial headstones, a sitting wall, flag  pole and a historical marker. LCWRT President Dr. Art Boerner was asked to participate in the dedication along with Shelby County Judge Executive Rob Rothenberger, Dr. J. Blaine Hudson, Chairman of the Ky. African American Heritage Commission and Kent Whitworth, Executive Director of the Ky. Historical Society and an Honor Guard from the 12th USCHA -Reactivated.

The LCWRT would like to thank Jerry T. Miller, project manager for the Shelby County Historical Society for bringing this project to our attention and allowing the LCWRT another opportunity to continue our  mission to preserve Ky. Civil War Battlefield sites.

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