The Confederate Monument

The Confederate Monument (HMQHP)

Location: Bowling Green, KY 42103 Warren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 59.524', W 86° 25.175'

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This monument created due to the efforts of George B. Payne. In 1875 Payne lived in Topeka, Kansas. During the Civil War Payne was a private in the 4th Kentucky Infantry. He served as a courier for Gen. John C. Breckinridge and spent time during the war in Bowling Green.

Payne sought a fitting monument to honor those Confederate soldiers buried in Bowling Green. At his insistence the Warren County Monumental Association was formed. Thomas H. Hines, 9th Kentucky Cavalry of John Hunt Morgan's command served as the president of the Association. A subscription drive was begun in 1875 and the monument was dedicated on May 3, 1876.

At the dedication ceremony over 10,000 people gathered to hear the speeches. The oration was delivered by W. C. P. Breckinridge, former colonel of the 9th Kentucky Cavalry and an important figure in Confederate veterans associations in Kentucky.

The monument cost $1,500.00. It was designed and created locally using white limestone. There are more 70 soldiers buried around the obelisk. Their bodies are buried in unique concentric circles around this impressive limestone shaft.

The "Lost Cause"
This lithograph created by Henry Moseler was a popular image in the post-war South. It brought home the devestation wrought on the South by the Civil War. A likeness of this image was carved on the Bowling Green monument.
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Placed ByJohn Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 8:18am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 551648 N 4094149
Decimal Degrees36.99206667, -86.41958333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 59.524', W 86° 25.175'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 59' 31.44" N, 86° 25' 10.50" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 106 St Joseph Ln, Bowling Green KY 42103, US
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