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The Union Monument in Louisville is located in Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky. It was built in 1914 from granite, honoring unknown soldiers who fought in the Union during the American Civil War.[1] It is in front of the large number of Union soldiers buried at Cave Hill.

The inscription on the monument reads: "In Memory of Unknown Union Soldiers in This Cemetery 1861-1865 Erected by Kentucky Comrades—1914".[1]

Union Monument in Louisville The monument was one of sixty American Civil War monuments in Kentucky that were listed together on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "36. Union Monument, Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville (Jefferson County)". Trails R Us Monument descriptions. Trails R Us dot Com. Retrieved 2008-01-03. . The item is #36, fourth on the webpage.
  2. Joseph E. Brent (January 8, 1997). "National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Submission: Civil War Monuments in Kentucky, 1865-1935 PDF (32 KiB)". National Park Service. 

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