Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The First Kentucky Brigade (CSA)

History of  The First Kentucky Brigade (CSA)

By Edwin Porter Thompson
Published in 1868

The First Kentucky Brigade, Confederate States of America, was formed in September 1861 at Camp Boones, near the Tennessee border and served under Generals Buckner and Breckinridge.  The First Kentucky Brigade participated in the following battles: Shiloh, Baton Rouge, Hartsville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, and Mission Ridge.  Approximately 5,000 men volunteered to serve with The First Kentucky Brigade, primarily from Kentucky, but also from Texas, Virginia, Indiana and other states; at the end of the war there was less than 1,500 remaining. Following the surrender by General Lee, the survivors started for home May 6, 1865.

Several men from Hartford, or near Hartford, served with The First Kentucky Brigade. I doubt if the following is a complete list, but these names were taken from the above-referenced book:

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