Dedication Ceremony - Corporal Andrew Jackson Smith
KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
HIGHWAY MARKER PROGRAM
Dedication Ceremony for the Corporal Andrew Jackson Smith Kentucky Historical Marker and the Andrew Jackson Smith Memorial Highway
North Welcome Station, Land Between the Lakes National Recreation
Area and Reception
Grand Rivers Community Center
Grand Rivers, Kentucky
August 9, 2003 - 12:00 PM
ANDREW JACKSON SMITH
This Medal of Honor recipient
was born a slave in Lyon County,
Ky., on September 3, 1843. Andrew
Jackson Smith escaped to Union
Army at 19 and fell in with 41st
Illinois. Wounded at Battle of
Shiloh. Recuperated at Clinton,
Illinois, where he heard that
blacks could join the Union Army.
He mustered in Co. B, 55th Mass.
Colored Infantry, May 16, 1863.
MEDAL OF HONOR
Posthumously awarded Medal of
Honor in 2001 for gallantry for
saving regimental colors when
color bearer was killed at the
Battle of Honey Hill in South
Carolina, Nov. 30, 1864, during
Civil War. He lived, bought, and
sold land in Between The Rivers
area after war. Died 1932. Buried
at nearby Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Presented by Between the Rivers, Inc.
Dr. Sharon MacDonald and Robert Beckman Catherine Bowman Jones and Andrew S. Bowman
Location: Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, approximately 3 miles south of Grand Rivers, Lyon Co., Ky.
(The Kentucky Historical Highway Markers is a program of the
Kentucky Historical Society, an agency of the Education, Arts,
and Humanities Cabinet, in cooperation with the Kentucky