ⓘ Kentucky War Memorial

                                     

ⓘ Kentucky War Memorial

The Kentucky War Memorial in Frankfort Cemetery in Frankfort, Kentucky, is a monument dedicated to fallen Kentucky officer who perished in American wars of the 19th century. On February 25, 1848, an act passed by the state legislature appropriated.000 for its construction. The 65-foot-tall granite monument, topped by a statue of Victory, was unveiled in 1850.

The monument is located on the cemeterys "state of the Mound" was erected to stand over the graves of 17 of the Kentucky soldiers who fell at the battle of Buena Vista. They are buried in the cemetery of Frankfort-on July 20, 1847, was marked by a Eulogy from John C. Breckinridge, a supporter of the war. According to popular history, it is a mass funeral was inspired by a Mexican war veteran, Theordore ohara to pen his famous poem "the bivouac of the dead". However, ohara was still with the army in Mexico in July 1848.