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Montgomery County History Museum

36 Broadway St.    Mt. Sterling, Kentucky 40353   (859) 498-4669
Open Friday & Saturday 10am to 2pm


Sergeant John W. Magowan, 109th USCI

Crossroads of Conflict

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, we join the National Park Service, History Museums and Historical Societies from across the country telling their stories about the Civil War, to tell Montgomery County Kentucky's story. We will introduce you to African American soldiers, from Montgomery County, who risked everything for freedom. Captain Peter Everett who with a small confederate contingent, crept into Mt. Sterling in the early morning hours of December 2, 1863 and burned down the courthouse and General John Stuart "Cerro Gordo" Williams Mexican-American War and Civil War Veteran. Join us for their stories and many more.
Due to popular demand "Crossroads of Conflict" has been held over for another season. Things have been added to this ever evolving exhibit. Stop by and see us! While you are there visit the newly added "History Room".



Civil War Links

Civil War Soldiers
This is a list of some of the Civil War soldiers buried in Montgomery County.

Diary of Edward Callistus Barlow
Captain Edward Barlow was a resident of Scott County and with the 40th regiment of the Kentucky Infantry,
during the Civil War. They were stationed some of the time in Mt. Sterling.

The First Kentucky Brigade, CSA
The "Orphan Brigade"



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