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Our Honored Dead

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by: Danna C. Estridge
Books with a 5 star rating  (5)
Publication Date: October 3, 2016
Book Size: 6" x 9"
Pages: 112
Binding: Perfect Bound
Color: Black and White
ISBN: 9781682738658

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Book Synopsis
This book gives a detailed account of the history of Breastworks Hill Cemetery from its earliest beginnings before the Civil War to its most recent burial in the spring of 2016.
During the Civil War, the cemetery played a crucial role in the August 17, 1862 Battle of London, which is recounted in detail in Chapter 3.
Although it is no longer a national cemetery, the old graveyard is still an integral part of local history and genealogy.
Inside these pages is a comprehensive listing of all burials that have taken place in this old graveyard, compiled by meticulous research through a number of sources, including existing tombstone inscriptions, historical and archaeological surveys, military records, newspaper archives, funeral home records, death certificates, family histories and more.
A must-have for any Civil War enthusiast, this book is also an invaluable resource for hard-to-find information about the numerous military and civilian burials in the old cemetery.
Customer Comments
Jan Sparkman
Posted: November 17, 2016
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This book is a great addition to the history of Laurel County, Kentucky. The background it provides on the period when the Federal Government owned and managed this cemetery will be new information for many historians and local residents. The lists of names and dates of those interred there will be invaluable to researchers.
Juanita Westerfield
Posted: November 17, 2016
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Ms. Estridge's book provides excellent historical information that many will be happy to find all in one place. She does a good job of making potentially boring information interesting. If you are a native of Laurel County or have ancestors from here, you need this book.
patricia smallwood
Posted: November 17, 2016
Customer comment 5 star rating
A wonderful resource for all lovers of history. Danna Estridge's tireless research makes this book invaluable to those researching local roots and to anyone interested in the past.
Kathy Denney
Posted: November 19, 2016
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This book gives so much information and detail, and is a great asset to anyone interested in Laurel County's history. It is a good research tool for genealogy or history buffs.
Shirley Blanton
Posted: November 30, 2016
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Great History of Laurel County and how we worked as a country to move our fallen hero's to a common resting place where they could be respected and memorialized. Thank you Dee.
About The Author
Author Danna C. Estridge is a former journalist who enjoys researching and writing about history, especially the lesser-known stories about local history. Her blog at covers little-known history of Kentucky people, places and events.