Dedication ceremony to honor Civil War Union veteran June 13

Source: Kristi G. Heasley

HART COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Three Forks of Bacon Creek Baptist Church cemetery will hold a dedication ceremony in remembrance of John Robert Lobb, June 13 at 2:30 p.m.

Lobb, born on Feb. 25, 1844, enlisted at the age of 18 in the Union Army at Rochester, Kentucky. He served as a Private in Company E, 27th Infantry of the Kentucky Volunteers.

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As an infantryman, he had plenty of stories to tell his grandchildren. One included the events he and his men went through proceeding the Battle Above the Clouds which lead to a decisive Union victory at Missionary Ridge.

After being struck by a minié ball in his right arm, Lobb was honorably discharged on March 19, 1865. He went back to Hammonsville and started farming.

Lobb married Elizabeth Burge and had six children. He passed away on Jan. 2, 1911.

Arlene Lobb Mattingly of Jessamine County applied for for John to receive a new headstone, and with the help of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War Camp 5 and the 3rd Kentucky Regiment re-enactors, the stone was constructed and placed last year. Now, this Sunday, the dedication ceremony will be held.

For more information, contact Arlene Lobb Mattingly at 859-272-2920 or Kristi Mattingly Heasley at 859-797-6572 or her email,