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53rd Infantry Regiment KY

Date Mustered: 15 Sep 1865
Regiment Type: Infantry

Regimental History Fifty-third Infantry (Mounted)

Fifty-third Infantry (Mounted). -- Col., Clinton J. True;

Lieut.-Col., W. C. Johnson; Maj., James G. Francis.
This regiment was organized in the fall of 1864, at Paris. The men of the 53rd belonged
to that section of the state.In the second expedition to Saltville it suffered much from
cold and long, fatiguing marches. It participated in many skirmishes and battles,
including Clinch River, Marion and Saltville, Va., in all of which it
performed its duty to the entire satisfaction of the commanding generals.
The regiment was mustered out at Louisville Sept. 15, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 1 officer and 8 enlisted men killed
and mortally wounded and 40 enlisted men by disease. Total 49.

Source: The Army, vol. 4, p. 343

  • Guard Kentucky Central Railroad between Lexington and Cincinnati.
  • Scouting in Central Kentucky and operating against guerrillas till November, 1864.
  • Moved to Crab Orchard, Ky., November 24, and joined General Stoneman.
  • Stoneman's Raid into Southwest Virginia December 10-29.
  • Near Marion, Va., December 17-18. Saltsville, Va., December 20-21.
  • Capture and destruction of salt works.
  • Operating against guerrillas at various points in Kentucky by detachments till September, 1865.
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