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Lincoln's Second Inauguration ~~


Posted: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 6:34 pm

By Machaela Ballard / Register News Writer


  Wednesday marked 150 years since President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous second inauguration address. And the Battle

of Richmond Association commemorated the anniversary with a re-enactment at the Madison County Courthouse.


The main courtroom was filled with spectators, some in period-appropriate dress, to see Abraham Lincoln and his wife Mary Todd, portrayed by Larry and Mary Elliott of Louisville.


Because of rain, the event was moved indoors.

Mary Elliott, portraying Mary Todd Lincoln, held a Bible as Madison Circuit Judge William G. Clouse, administered the oath to her husband in the role of Lincoln.


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2012 Battle of Richmond Reenactment video

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2011 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Sharon Graves, Battle of Richmond Association president

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Battle of Richmond Living History

Those who died in service

sometimes forgotten

Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2015 12:31 am

By Dean Whitaker / Register Correspondent

   If you visit the Richmond Cemetery, you will see the military tombstones and memorial stones for many veterans who have served our country from the Revolutionary War to the War on Terrorism.

Local civic organizations place American flags on many of the graves in preparation for Memorial Day. Families also place flags on many of their relatives’ and friends’ military graves at this and other times of the year.

    Our rural cemeteries have many military stones and markers that dot the landscapes. Some of these are decorated with flags during the year while many have no family left who remember their service to our country. Some Madison County veterans are buried in a cemetery far from their native land they left when called to serve.


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State historical society to unveil marker

at battlefield center

Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2015 8:34 pm

Special to the Register

    The Kentucky Historical Society will dedicate a historical marker 10 a.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Battle of Richmond Visitors Center, 101 Battlefield Memorial Highway (US 421) south of Richmond.

   The same day, the society also will dedicate markers at Camp Dick Robinson, 11:45 a.m., in northern Garrard County, junction of US 27 and KY 34, and 12:45 p.m. at Camp Nelson, 6614 Danville Road, Nicholasville.

     The dedications were timed so guests may attend all three.

The Richmond marker will highlight the Old State Road as a major transportation route for troops under the command of Confederate Gen. E. Kirby Smith from Knoxville, Tenn., to the Richmond area in August 1862. A Confederate attack and subsequent battle along the Old State Road south of Richmond was a decisive Confederate victory.

President Abraham Lincoln’s authorization of 5,000 guns for Kentucky Unionists in response to Union officer and Kentucky native William Nelson’s concern at the lack of weapons available to them will be cited on the Camp Dick Robinson marker.


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