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Middle Creek ceremony honors the fallen 150 years later

Crowds of people came together in Floyd County on Sunday to honor the sesquicentennial of those who died at the Battle of Middle Creek.

In honor of the men who fought there, the Friends of Middle Creek organized a Sesquicentennial Ceremony Sunday afternoon. Guns fired and cannons rang as the names of fallen soldiers were read off, and the military units who fought there were mentioned. Though it's been a century and a half since Kentucky's bluegrass has been called a battlefield, we continue to honor those thousands of soldiers, ravaged by starvation and disease, clad in poor uniforms and shabby field bandages, who canvassed the fields and mountainsides to determine whether Kentucky would be called Union or Confederate.

Filed under: Floyd Co.


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