AND THEIR FAMILIES
AT THE FAIRGROUNDS, WEDNESDAY
The Reunion of the Confederate soldiers who belonged to the company organized by Dr. J. E. Pendleton in Hartford, after September, 1861. Was the most enjoyable feature of the first day of the Ohio County Fair.
Of the 125 gallant young men who enlisted under Dr. Pendleton, only a small remnant is left. Of the few surviving members, the following were present:
Capt. J. W. Ford,
, who is the only surviving officer
Company C., 9th KY Infantry;
Dr. James Morton,
J. L. Collins,
Judge L. Reid, Rockport
W. R. Chapman, Beaver Dam
John Chinn, Beaver Dam
James Chinn, Beda.
Those present from other commands were:
Frank Chinn, Heflin, and W. O. Holbrook,
with 10th KY; Hartford
Dudley Ford and C. A. Hudson,
, with 8th KY. Hartford
The members of the families of the old comrades and other invited guests were as follows:
Mrs. James Chinn, Beda;
Mrs. Mollie Boswell,
Mrs. Fred Taylor, and son, Rumsey Barnes Taylor, and niece Miss Myrl Miller;
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Cooper
Mrs. John Chinn, and Mrs. Albert Chinn
Esquire S. L. Fulkerson, Rockport
Mrs. J. W. Ford
Mrs. Dudley Ford, and sons, Conner & James, and daughters, Misses Lizzie and Lorena Ford.
Mrs. Hettie Howard, and niece Miss Hattie Glenn
Mrs. E. T. Williams
E. P. Barnett
Rev. N. F. Jones and family
Miss Nona Rhoads
F. L. Felix,
After taking good advantage of the opportunity furnished the old comrades on this occasion, to exchange pleasant greetings and talk over the trials and hardships of the war, interspersed with the pranks played on one another in these trying times, the good ladies announced dinner which had been prepared by the wives and daughters of the old comrades. After the blessings of Him who rules all, had been invoked by Rev. Jones, every one present partook of as fine a dinner as was ever prepared. In fact, the most epicurean taste could not have wished for better.
All having been bountifully fed and plenty to spare, the old comrades organized by electing Mr. J. W. Ford, President and Dudley Ford, Secretary, and after a unanimous vote of thanks to the good ladies for the bountiful repast, as well as determining to have a similar reunion each succeeding Ohio County Fair, an adjournment was had.
NOTES.—Mr. Dudley Ford exhibited a gold watch on this occasion that was formerly owned by his father-in-law, Capt. J. W. Johnson, of
The watch was lost during a battle in 1862 and was plowed up and returned to
Capt. Johnson by the farmer who found it in 1863." Shelby County
Issue of September 6, 1908
Information from the Internet:
Infantry Regiment was an
infantry regiment served in the Confederate States Army during the American
Civil War. It was part of the First
Kentucky Brigade. The infantry is the branch of a
military force that fights on foot. As the troops who are intended to engage,
fight, and defeat the enemy in face-to-face combat, they bear the brunt of warfare and typically suffer the greatest
number of casualties. Kentucky
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
This article was researched and submitted by Janice Brown