Butler County http://wkyufm.org en In Butler County, A New Marker Tells Story of Union Army Officer http://wkyufm.org/post/butler-county-new-marker-tells-story-union-army-officer <p>A historical marker that tells about a Union Army officer who led a mass prison escape will be dedicated Saturday in Morgantown, where he was murdered in 1895.</p><p>The marker tells the story of Maj. Andrew Graff Hamilton of Pennsylvania. The Kentucky Historical Society says Hamilton joined Company A of the 12th Kentucky Cavalry in 1862 and was captured at Jonesboro, Tenn., a year later and sent to Libby Prison in Richmond, Va.</p><p>Hamilton and Col. Thomas Rose led the escape of 109 Union officers in 1864, but Rose and 47 others were recaptured.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 11:47:08 +0000 Associated Press 32410 at http://wkyufm.org