Confederate Soldiers Martyrs Monument in Eminence

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Confederate Soldiers Martyrs Monument in Eminence
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Confederate Soldiers Martyrs Monument in Eminence is located in Kentucky
Confederate Soldiers Martyrs Monument in Eminence
Confederate Soldiers Martyrs Monument in Eminence is located in the US
Confederate Soldiers Martyrs Monument in Eminence
Location Eminence, Kentucky
Coordinates 38°21′34.69″N 85°10′49.56″W / 38.3596361°N 85.1804333°W / 38.3596361; -85.1804333Coordinates: 38°21′34.69″N 85°10′49.56″W / 38.3596361°N 85.1804333°W / 38.3596361; -85.1804333
Built 1870
Architect Pool & Co.
MPS Civil War Monuments of Kentucky MPS
NRHP reference # 97000692 [1]
Added to NRHP July 17, 1997

The Confederate Soldiers Martyrs Monument in Eminence, Kentucky, notes the burial spot of three Confederate prisoners who were shot while imprisoned. The names of the victims were William Datbor (Darbro)[2], William Tighe[3], and R. W. Yates[4]. It was done in retaliation for the deaths of two African-Americans and authorized by Union General Burbridge's Order 59, which allowed for the execution of Confederate soldiers.

It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 17, 1997, one of sixty Kentucky Civil War monuments placed on the Register on the same day.

Description[edit]

The monument is a seven foot high white marble obelisk and rests on a marble base that is approximately two feet wide. The boundary forms a circle with a radius of ten feet.[5]

Inscriptions[edit]

There are inscriptions on two faces of the monument. They read:[5]

Three CSA Soldiers who were shot Nov 3 1864, at Pleasureville by order of Gen Burbridge in pretense of retaliation of two Negras that were killed near Port Royal; Sleep on ye braves for you have got our sympathy to our latest breath. We would not have three buried on a lot with him who caused thy death.

William Tighe aged 30 years, R W Yates aged 30 years, William Datbor aged 20 years.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "William D Darbro". Find A Grave. Retrieved 17 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "Pvt William Tighe". Find A Grave. Retrieved 17 July 2017. 
  4. ^ "Pvt R W Yates". Find A Grave. Retrieved 17 July 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "NPS Form 10-900". National Park Service. Retrieved 17 July 2017.