Medal of HonorThis Medal of Honor recipient was born a slave in Lyon County, Ky., on September 3, 1843. Andrew Jackson Smith escaped to Union Army at 19 and fell in with 41st Illinois. Wounded at Battle of Shiloh. Recuperated at Clinton, Illinois, where he heard that blacks could join the Union Army. He mustered in Co. B, 55th Mass. Colored Infantry, May 16, 1863.
|Series||This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series, and the Medal of Honor Recipients series.|
|Placed By||Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 3:48am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 393469 N 4092180|
|Decimal Degrees||36.96970000, -88.19680000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 58.182', W 88° 11.808'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 58' 10.92" N, 88° 11' 48.48" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 9289-9299 Woodlands Trace, Kuttawa KY 42055, US|
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