Union Monument in Louisville

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Union Monument in Louisville
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Louisville Union Monument
Union Monument in Louisville is located in Kentucky
Union Monument in Louisville
Union Monument in Louisville is located in the US
Union Monument in Louisville
LocationWithin Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky
MPSCivil War Monuments of Kentucky MPS
NRHP reference #97000687 [1]
Added to NRHPJuly 17, 1997

The Union Monument in Louisville is located in Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky. It was built in 1914 from granite, honoring unknown soldiers who fought in the Union during the American Civil War.[2] It is in front of the large number of Union soldiers buried at Cave Hill.

The inscription on the monument reads: "In Memory of Unknown Union Soldiers in This Cemetery 1861-1865 Erected by Kentucky Comrades—1914".[2]

The monument was one of sixty American Civil War monuments in Kentucky that were listed together on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.[3]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b "36. Union Monument, Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville (Jefferson County)". Trails R Us Monument descriptions. Trails R Us dot Com. Retrieved 2008-01-03.. The item is #36, fourth on the webpage.
  3. ^ Joseph E. Brent (January 8, 1997). "National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Submission: Civil War Monuments in Kentucky, 1865-1935" (pdf). National Park Service.