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Old 01-25-2009, 05:39 AM   #140
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Gen. Lightburn - Lewis Co.

Gen. Joseph Lightburn was a Union officer known as the "Fighting Parson", since he was a licensed minister. He first served in the Army from 1846-1851 during the Mexican War. He returned to Lewis Co. for about 10 years until the Governor, Francis Pierpont, appointed him "Colonel". In 1863, he was commissioned as a Brigadier General by Abraham Lincoln. To read a complete biography of this interesting man, click here.

Historical Marker located on the south side of the bridge on Rt 19 as it passes through Jane Lew. I didn't risk riding out to the church because a local told me the narrow road (2 miles through the woods) is still icy. I'll try to get back and get a photo when it warms up.

Hacker's Creek passes right by the marker.

Rt 19 is a nice ride. I took it easy today since it was borderline freezing on some of the shady corners.
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