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Can you tell me more? I am collecting short Biographies on each soldier from an Alabama unit to be displayed on the Soldier Roots pages. With each Bio, I will display the Email address of the contributor or contributors as source/contacts for other researchers. Send the following information to me, Carolyn Golowka.

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ADAH, seen below as a source, stands for the Alabama Department of Archives and History
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KANADY, Robert J. (Private, Company E, 13th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Buried at Point Lookout Maryland.  
KANAN, James, (Private, Company “B” 1st Alabama Artillery) Died March 27, 1865 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 2491 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
KEANE, Edward (Drummer, Company “A” 21st Alabama Infantry Regiment) Died January 05, 1865 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 1238 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
KEASLER, J. T. (Private, New Company “H” 5th Alabama Infantry Regiment) James Thomas married Martha Ann McGahey born about 1839, probably in Pickens County Alabama.. Source:
Paul Young
KEESLER, E. H. (Private, Company “H” 5th Alabama Infantry Regiment) . Source:
Paul Young
KEATON, William Jesse (Private, Company “G” 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment) killed Frazier’s Farm Virginia on June 30, 1862.
KEITH, T. E. (Private, Company C, 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Buried at Point Lookout Maryland.
KELLEY, Patrick B. (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates) Absent sick since December 26, 1861. Died of pneumonia at his residence in Shelby County, Alabama, February 23, 1862.
KELLY, Jacob (Private, Company “G” 57th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Born 1826 in Georgia - died January 29, 1865 at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio, Buried in Plot Number  #959 at Camp Chase. Married Mary Fleming, daughter of Robert Alexander Fleming and sister to William Walker Fleming (Private, Clintonville Greys Home Guard, Coffee County) Source: 
George Fleming
KELLY, Philemon J (Lieutenant, Company K, 4th Alabama Cavalry) Captured: November 29, 1863 Jasper Co., Ala; Died December 26, 1863 Small Pox at Alton Federal Military Prison Illinois Buried: Smallpox Island. 
Source:  Confederate Burials on Small Pox Island, West Alton, Illinois
KEMP, Edward, (Private, Company “E” 1st Alabama Artillery) Died March 17, 1865 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 1697 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
KEMP, James A. (Private, Company “A” 2nd South Carolina Artillery) born 1847 – died 1908; living in Houston County Alabama. Sources: the late Homer Jones
KENNEDY, Thomas W. (Private, Company "K", 61st Alabama Infantry Regiment) Enlisted May 4, 1864 Witnesses: A. Armstrong and W. W. Jones, pension Application, Henry County, No. 33805;
captured,  POW at Petersburg, Va. on April 2, 1865, and went to Point Lookout;  released around middle of June. Born on May 1, 1846, in Sandersville, Ga., and died on Dec. 2, 1919 buried in Kennedy Cemetery in his own property near Shorterville, Ala., (now this cemetery belongs to Abbeville History Society).  Was married with 7 sons.  Sources:  ADAH Civil War Data Base; Wayne Kennedy
KENT
, James M. (Private, Company “G” 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment) mortally wounded at the Crater Virginia on July 30, 1864.
KENT, Joseph D. (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates) Enlisted at Barlow's Mill, Alabama, January 7, 1862. Died of disease at Aberdeen, Mississippi, May 16, 1862. Death claim filed by his father James L. Kent, Butler County, Alabama, May 1, 1863. Description: fair complexion, gray eyes, auburn hair, six feet tall, age nineteen. Born in Barbour County, Alabama.   
KENT, Zadock T. (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates) Enlisted at Hal's Mills, Alabama, February 9, 1862. Absent sick at Glasgow, Kentucky, October/November 1862 rolls. Paid on November 29, 1862. No later record.   
KIERCE, Daniel  (Private, Company E,. 42nd Alabama; Private, Company I,  37th Alabama Infantry) 
KIERCE
George Washington  (Private, Company E, 42nd Alabama Infantry)  
KIERCE, Henry (Private, Company C, E, 63rd Alabama Infantry Regiment (2nd Alabama Reserves))  
KILGORE, Abraham (Private Company I, 32nd Alabama Infantry Regiment) Some 25 years after the close of the Civil War, he married Mary Susan Willcutt Patton, a widowed daughter of James Willcutt [See James Willcutt].
Amelia Willcutt
KILGORE, M. (Private, Company “E” 34th Alabama Infantry Regiment) 1861-1865 , Buried Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, (Muscogee County), Georgia  Source: "Tombstone Inscriptions of Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, (Muscogee County), Georgia, Part 5," transcribed by June Hanna, pg. 38:
KING, Berry (Private, Company “H” 37th Alabama Infantry Regiment) b. 1845 – d. 1912 and buried Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Henry County Alabama.
KING, C. B., (Private, Company “A” 1st Battalion Alabama Artillery) Died January 30, 1865 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 1791 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
KING, Hiram, (Private, Company “E” 1st Battalion Alabama Artillery) Died December 05, 1864 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 1031 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
KING, Rufus, (Private, Company “F” 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Died February 01, 1865 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 1473 at Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira New York.
KING, William Rufus (Private, Company "A" 6th Alabama Cavalry Regiment) William was born in Georgia on January 1,
1834 died  February 28, 1923 near Ashford, Houston County Alabama and is buried at Ebenezer Baptist Church in what is now Houston County, Alabama. William came to Henry County Alabama about 1835 with his parents. William's Mother and Father were Michael DeVane King (born in Cumberland County North Carolina, died about 1855) and Arenna Wall King (died in 1902) and both are buried in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery in what is now Houston County Alabama. William and Caroline were married on March 6, 1856 by Richard McGriff, who was his Uncle by marriage to Sarah King. The Wedding took place at the home of Caroline's Father and Mother, John William and Mary McKenzie Buie, in Henry County Alabama. William's Father, Michael King had a brother and three sisters, all born in Cumberland County North Carolina to move to Henry County in the mid 1830's. Source: Rick Richter
KITCHEN, Ransom (Private, Company I, 12th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Buried at Point Lookout Maryland.
KITCHENS, Gilbert S. (Private, Company "G," 29th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Died January 23, 1865
of Small Pox at Small Pox Island, West Alton, Illinois.  Source:  Confederate Burials on Small Pox Island, West Alton, Illinois
KIRKLAND, William, (Private, Company “E” 63rd Alabama Infantry Regiment). born 1847; living in Houston County Alabama. Sources: the late Homer Jones
KIRKLAND, Holson (Private, Company I, 26th Alabama) Captured: May 1, 1863 Port Gibson, Mississippi; Died July 7, 1863 Small Pox
KIRPATRICK, Jackson (Private, Company F, 30th Alabama) Captured: March 1, 1863 Port Gibson; Died May 30, 1863 Paralysis at Alton Federal Military Prison Illinois
KITCHENS, Gilbert S. (Private, Company G, 29th Alabama) Captured: May 14, 1864  Resaca, Georgia; Died January 23, 1865 Variola at Alton Federal Military Prison Illinois
KNIGHT, Benjamin (Private, Company G, 57th Alabama Infantry Regiment) b. March 19, 1825 – d. August 10, 1888 and buried In Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Coffee County, Alabama  
KNIGHT, W. M., (Private, Company “I” 5th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Died November 16, 1864 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 955 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
KNIGHTON, John F (Private, Company K, 22nd Alabama) Captured: May 16, 1864  Resaca, Georgia; Died August 13, 1864  Typhoid Malarial Fever at Alton Federal Military Prison Illinois
KONEY, M. (Private, Company E, 6th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Covington Confederate Cemetery Newton County, GA, Confederate Cemetery, Covington, Newton Co., GA - Information from "CONFEDERATE VETERAN", Volume VI, 1898, page nine., This list of interments is extracted from an article about the cemetery.  The complete list was made by G. D. Heard in 1898.  
KORNEGAY, J. W. (Private, Company “F” 8th Alabama Cavalry Regiment) Sources: the late Homer Jones 
KORNEGAY, John W. (Private, Company “H” 44th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Sources: the late Homer Jones 
KORNEGAY, John W. (Private, Company “F” 2nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment) (b. 1843 – d. 1909) Son of Clarissa Rouse, 1st wife of George W. Kornegay. John married Everline Branton (1851-1918) and buried Piney Grove, south of Dothan, Houston County Alabama. Sources: the late Homer Jones
KUGLER, Jacob L. (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment “Shelby Confederates) Absent on fifteen day sick furlough since December 26, 1861. Detailed as a hospital attendant, January 1862 roll. Died in Washington County, Alabama, March 4, 1862. Killed by falling from railroad cars.
KUHLMAN, John T. (Private, Company “G” 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment) killed Frazier’s Farm Virginia on June 30, 1862.
KYSER, Malachi (Private, Company D, 61st Alabama Infantry Regiment) Buried at Point Lookout Maryland.

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