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Cecil's efforts bring historical watch to history center

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By Bonnie Strassell

Its smooth, rounded face embraced over 140 years of history. Purchased in Liverpool, England, it became war plunder when it was removed from the body of a young Kentucky soldier at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

Through the determined efforts of former Owen countian Jerry Cecil, the pocket watch of 2nd Lt. John J. Crittenden III, who died at Custer’s Last Stand, is on display at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.


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