During the Kentucky campaign, Bragg's army occupied Bardstown, Ky. for about two weeks, using a local Catholic college as a hospital. After Perryville, some of the wounded Federals as well as captured Confederates from the battle were brought back to St. Joseph's. In all, a total of 67 Confederates died in Bardstown and were buried with wooden headstones in the local cemetery. After the war, returning soldiers placed a fence around the graves and eventually a monument was erected but the individual headstones rotted away and the names were lost. In 1987 a gentleman is supposed to have searched Compiled Service Records for all the regiments who were with Bragg on that campaign and come up with 50 names. A family member of another soldier who died there made it 51 and 16 unknowns. In 1998 the Ky. Division of the SCV decided to order VA headstones for the men based on the list. The stones were erected over three weekends and a fomal dedication ceremony was held.
Notice the William P. Box of Co. H 34th Mississippi. There is a W.P. Box who died 3 June 1911 in McKay Cemetery in Benton Co. If you have information about this W.P. Box and know if he was the one in the 34th, please let me know. If this is the same man then he obviously did not die at Bardstown and the marker for him needs to be replaced with an unknown.
Name Co. Reg't. Death date
A 10th Mississippi Oct 3 1862
George N. Strickland B 32nd Mississippi Sep 26 1862
Albert G. Wilson C 34th Mississippi Oct 3 1862
Abraham Gassett E 32nd Mississippi Oct 1 1862
John R. Courson E 32nd Mississippi Oct 1 1862
Martin V. Duncan E 32nd Mississippi Oct 1 1862
Thomas W. Burke E 7th Mississippi Oct 31 1862
William H. Finley F 8th Mississippi Sep 29 1862
Thomas R. Coker G 34th Mississippi Nov 7 1862
John R. Coker G 34th Mississippi Nov 10 1862
William L. Dudley G 41st Mississippi Oct 20 1862
Samual R. Caples G 41st Mississippi Oct 30 1862
William P. Box H 34th Mississippi Sep 24 1862
William S. Cowley K 27th Mississippi Sep 30 1862
Charles Allerson K 37th Mississippi Oct 8 1862
[Note: The Allerson above is really Alberson. He was a substitute for Charles C. Terry whose diary is on the Tippah Co. page.]
This information was made available by the Ky. chapter of the SCV.
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