John B. Castleman Monument

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John B. Castleman Monument
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John B. Castleman Monument is located in Kentucky
John B. Castleman Monument
John B. Castleman Monument is located in the US
John B. Castleman Monument
Location Louisville, Kentucky
Coordinates 38°14′8.87″N 85°42′31.89″W / 38.2357972°N 85.7088583°W / 38.2357972; -85.7088583Coordinates: 38°14′8.87″N 85°42′31.89″W / 38.2357972°N 85.7088583°W / 38.2357972; -85.7088583
Built 1913
MPS Civil War Monuments of Kentucky MPS
NRHP Reference # 97000690[1]
Added to NRHP July 17, 1997

The John B. Castleman Monument, within the Cherokee Triangle of Louisville, Kentucky, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 17, 1997, as part of the Civil War Monuments of Kentucky MPS.

It honors John Breckinridge Castleman, who was a Confederate officer during the American Civil War, and later an U.S. Army officer in charge of the Louisville Legion, and fought in the Spanish–American War.

Only this monument and the John Hunt Morgan Memorial in Lexington, Kentucky are Civil War monuments in Kentucky with equestrians. As he founded the American Saddlebred Horse Association, he is seen here in civilian clothing rather than military garb. The horse which Castleman rides on the statue was based on his beloved mare, Carolina. The statue is made of bronze, and rests on a granite pedestal. It stands 15-feet high, with a base of 12×20 feet.[2]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Civil War in Kentucky