KY-1317 Gen. Joseph H. Lewis 1824-1904

Marker text: GEN. JOSEPH H. LEWIS 1824-1904

Confederate Brigadier General, commanded famous "Orphan Brigade" in Civil War. In 1861 he conducted recruiting and training camp here. State legislature, 1850-54, 69-70. US Congress, 1870-73. Member of Kentucky Court of Appeals for 24 years, 1874-98. Its chief justice six years. Born in Barren County, he is buried in Glasgow Cemetery.

Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways, 1970

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