Dedication and Unveiling of
Simpsonville Massacre Historical Highway Marker

Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center Gymnasium
January 25, 2009,  2:00 p.m. EST

Program / PDF Version

Choral Presentation "The Brotherhood" Clay Street Baptist Church
Introduction J.T. Miller, Master of Ceremonies
Invocation Rev. Ron Holder, Clay Street Baptist Church
Presentation of Colors Honor Guard of the 12th USCHA-Reactivated
Welcoming Speeches
  • Ian Crump, Director
    Whitney Young Job Corps Center
  • Steve Eden, Mayor of Simpsonville
  • Rob Rothenberger, Judge Executive Shelby County
  • Brad Montell, Representative
    58th District (Shelby and Spencer Counties)
  • Charles Young, Outgoing President
    Shelby County Historical Society
  • Dr. J. Blaine Hudson, Chairman
    Kentucky African American Heritage Commission
  • Kent Whitworth, Executive Director
    Kentucky Historical Society
Miss Dinnie Thompson
Sisters of the Mysterious Ten
Interpreted by Erma Bush of the Kentucky Chautauqua
Battle Hymn of the Republic "The Brotherhood"
Frederick Douglas Interpreted by Mike Crutcher, President
Camp Nelson Restoration and Preservation Foundation
Private Newton Busch, a survivor of the attack Interpreted by Robert L. Bell
12 U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery-Reactivated
David E. Brown Great great grandson of Private Samuel Truehart, Co. E - 5th USCC
Keynote Address W. Stephen McBride, Ph.D., Director Interpretation and Archaeology Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park
Final Roll Call of the Troopers killed in Simpsonville David E. Brown
Playing of Taps Lee Rowland
Closing Remarks J.T. Miller
Unveiling of Historical Mark Kent Whitworth, Blaine Hudson and the Project Volunteers

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