Donaldson Cemetery: A Cavalryman's Resting Place
805 Brown St
Capt. Jacob C. "Jake" Bennett, a native Kentuckian and noted Confederate partisan ranger, is buried in Donaldson Cemetery (four miles north of here). During the war, bushwhackers and guerrillas on both sides raided the sparsely populated borderlands of Tennessee and Kentucky. Confederate partisans clashed frequently with Federal soldiers and Unionists, and Bennett was among the more daring guerrillas. Captured at Fort Donelson in February 1862 and imprisoned, Bennett escaped and joined Confederate Col. Adam R. "Stovepipe" Johnson's 10th Kentucky Partisan Rangers, which became part of Gen. John Hunt Morgan's cavalry division.