(Printed verso reads: "Trigg County Courthouse, Cadiz, Kentucky, Civil War History. General Hylan B. Lyon, with 800 men, invaded Kentucky December 1864 to enforce CSA draft law and divert U.S. troops from Nashville, Tenn. In twenty-three days he burned seven courthouses used by Union Forces. Lyon came to Cadiz on Dec. 13, 1864. The U.S. forces fled the courthouse, leaving men with smallpox. Lyon burned the contaminated building. The county records were saved. He later moved his forces to Eddyville, Ky. . . . The present building was dedicated 1922.")
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