The 61st formed in Kentucky, from parts of Hardin, Barren Counties. Home of the Buckners. Simon
Bolivar Buckner, graduate of West Point, captain in Mexican War, CSA general in the Civil War,
governor of Kentucky 1887-91, candidate for US Vice-President, 1896. Son S. B. Buckner Jr.,
commanding general l0th US Army, killed in Okinawa, 1945. Both buried Frankfort, Ky. Cemetery.
Photograph and information courtesy of the Hart County Historical Society