Tres Seymour: 270.524.0101
Battle for the Bridge
P.O. Box 606
Munfordville, KY 42765.
The "Unknown Soldier's" Monument is on private property.
It is not open to the public.
A Casualty of War
Less than two miles from Horse Cave stands a stone monument
honoring an unknown C.S.A. soldier. This monument, constructed of Tennessee
stones, is 12 feet tall and rests on a base five feet square.
The story of this unknown soldier: During the course of troop movement,
numerous trees were cut and laid across a trail to impede the progress
of the approaching army. When the Southern army came upon these trees,
it was necessary to clear a path. One young soldier became tired and
was told to sit and rest for a moment. When he sat down on one of the
fallen trees, he placed his gun at his side. As he did this, the trigger
hit a branch and the gun discharged a bullet that entered his head just
below his chin. After the soldier was buried, stones were placed at
his head and feet. Some years later a wire fence was built around the
A local man, Sam Lively, decided in 1934 to build a monument to this
unknown soldier who was a member of Clay Anderson's Division of the
11th Louisiana, killed September 9, 1862.