Since Memorial Day is near thought I would post about the Confederate Monument in Cynthiana, Kentucky. It is located in Battle Grove Cemetery. It was the first Monument for the Confederacy dedicated in the state of Kentucky and is long believed to be first monument to the Confederacy anywhere. It stlll stands in its original location.
The monument was spearheaded by women of the Cynthiana Confederate Monument Association. It was built in 1869 by the Muldoon Monument Company of Louisville. The white marble obelisk stands 22 feet high on a four square foot limestone base three feet high with a Confederate flag draped atop it. There are 47 graves of Confederate veterans around the monument. Many of them are unknown and many were members of John Hunt Morgan's 2nd Kentucky Cavalry. They were transferred from another cemetery to be buried here. Another veteran, Davis M. Snyder, who died in 1896 is buried in this circle. He wanted to be buried with his companions from the War.
On the back of the monument is a verse from the "Bivouac of the Dead. The "Cynthiana Democrat" said the monument was not just for the local residents but "for every man and every nation, whose children and whose people have shed blood in defense of their Homes, in defense of their country, in defense of Justice and Truth".
The monument was dedicated on May 7, 1869. Colonel W.C.P. Breckinridge gave the dedication speech.
From: Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confederate Monument_in_Cynthiana
There is photo of the monument at that link.
Is there another link to see this monument as the one posted gives definitions on the "Confederacy?"
The whole line should have highlighted:
Sorry for mistake.
If that doesn't work goggle Confederate Monument in Cynthiana and it comes up.
Cynthiana is in Harrison County, Kentucky. It is where my great great grandfather, Nathaniel Cook was born and lived before he enlisted in Confederate Cavalry. He died at the Battle of Middle Creek, Ky. I wrote about him on another post. I just thought nice that Cynthiana had this monument to Confederate Veterans.
Thanks Donna - beautiful monument and it is wonderful that Cynthia ***** this monument to Confederate veterans!
This is a wonderful memorial and monument. I would love to see this in person. The history is supurb. To have the stories of each of those 47 men would be priceless. I can't imagine what each one could talk about. And then again, it would take me a lifetime to listen to each and every soul's story from the war, but I think I could give a lifetime to give back what they gave for me. GettysburgPa