Civil War Queries
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This page is for queries about the Civil War era, particularly in the border region of
Southeastern Kentucky, Southwestern Virginia and Northeastern Tennessee. It is not
limited to military matters alone but also welcomes any queries about the era from
both Confederate and Union and even civilian subjects. If we find a lot of queries
coming in from outside the region, we may develop separate query pages.

If you can answer a query, it would be appreciated if you carbon copied your
response to cwquery@ky-genealogy.com so we can add the information
to the query and further develop this site.

To add a query to these pages, send an email to cwquery@ky-genealogy.com,
putting CWQUERY in the subject line please. Please keep queries to
a reasonably brief length and put surnames only in all capital letters.


Would anyone have military information of Shadrach (Shade) COMBS ? He was listed in 1850/1860 census of Morgan County, KY , wife was Elizabeth. In 1860 he lived next door to his dad John C. who was 71 yr. Shadrach was 36 yrs. In 1870 his wife Elizabeth was back in Tazewell Co., VA listed as a widow. I would appreciate any help as I have no proof he was in the CW. Thank you

Jackie Jackie5050@aol.com


In the Harlan County Battalion Company G Roster Solomon SAYLOR, Wm H. TAYLOR,& Jesse L. TAYLOR are listed does anyone know who these 3 people are?

Bryan Taylor pathfork@worldnet.att.net
http://www.geocities.com/heartland/4026/


I am looking for any information on a battle that took place at Limestone, TN on September 9, 1863. I am looking for the exact location and any possible local accounts of the battle. The 100th Ohio was the only Union regiment that was engaged.

adval@svol.com


I am searching for BROWN's from either CLINTON CO., KY or WAYNE CO., KY who served in the American Civil War. We have my husband's family traced back to Hezekiah Brown and his bothers to the early 1800's. They apparently moved into this area through Pickett Co., TN in or around 1810 as they appear in that census but are added on at the end of its last page. At that time it was Wayne Co., Ky but was later split and Clinton Co.,Ky was formed. My husband says they were "Yankees" but I say they were "blue blooded rebels"!!!!

Karen D. Brown RLBrown@aol.com


I am trying to find out which unit my great grandfather was in. My uncle says that he was in Company H of the 11th Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry. My aunt says he was in Company H of the 7th Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry. My great grandfathers name was John William Henry Ford Brumfield, but he usually just went by John W. Brumfield. Any help would be appreciated.

Bill Whitlow n0htc@atccom.com


My great-great grandfather, John Q. BROWN, and his two brothers, all of Hamblen Co., TN, enlisted in Co. H, 32nd Kentucky Regiment, Volunteer Infantry on 1 January 1863 for a nine-month enlistment. I would appreciate any leads on where to find information about this unit.

Nancy Slugg NSlugg@aol.com
Snailmail: 13208 Golden Oak Drive, Laurel, MD 20708


Seeking information and others who had family members in the following CSA outfits
  1. Company C 5th (Williams) Ky. Mtd. Infantry CSA 10/1861-10/1862
  2. "Jaynes Independent Co." Ky. Confederate Cavalry
  3. Captain Fields Company, Ky. Partisan Rangers
  4. Captain Wells Company, Ky. Partisan Rangers
  5. Captain Wells Company, Col. William S. Smiths Btn. Virginia Cavalry.
My Ggrandfather William W. Brown of Johnson Co., Ky. served with these cavalry outfits, and I am looking for any and all information I can get on the man and outfits. Also, what was the nature and outcome of the Paintsville, Johnson Co. Ky. "Raid" of 1864 by Ky. Partisan Rangers, as that was my Ggrandfathers hometown.

Jebbrowns@aol.com


I am writing a regimental history of the 6th KENTUCKY VOLUNTEER INFANTRY REGIMENT. I am looking for diaries, letters, photos and also interesting information from pension files of its members. The regiment included four companies of German-born men from Louisville and native Kentuckians principally from Henry, Oldham, and Shelby. The brigade also included 9th Indiana, 41st Ohio, and One Hundred Tenth Counties. There were also some men from Southern Indiana counties in the regiment. Walter C. WHITAKER was its first colonel and George T. SCHACKELFORD its second colonel.

The 6th fought at Shiloh, Stones River, Chickamauga, Chattanooga and in the Atlanta Campaign. Member of Brig. Gen. William B.Hazen's brigade. The briglade also included 9th Indiana, 41st Ohio, and One Hundred Tenth Ilinois, among other regiments. I can read German,and have diaries, letter and newspaper articles written in German, as well as English. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Joe Reinhart sixthky@ntr.net Snailmail: 8420 Oxford Woods Ct., Louisville, KY 40222


I am looking for information on my gtgrandfathers. Both served in the Union (1) ASHLEY WARREN of Casey County Ky. 8th Ky Vol Cav.Co F. I would like to know places that Co F was at. Also does anyone know where he may have been buried? He died of injuries received in a "charge upon some rebels" states his 2nd Lt. John Hunter. His commander was James M. Shackelford. (2) BENJAMIN B.WATSON I think from Franklin Co Ky. 6th Ky.Vol. Inf. Co F. I am searching for answers the same as above. Also would like pictures or any kind of information. Thank you so much.

Also, does anyone have any information on the name of BARBER being in the Civil War either north or south. I am looking for a JOHN who was born about 1836. I think he was from Pulasi or Casey Co Ky. Will be grateful for any information, picture, etc. Thanks

ashley@ccrtc.com


I am looking for any information on the 49th Regiment, of the Kentucky Infantry Volunteers, Co. "F". According to a copy I have from the War Department, Adjutant General's Office, dated, July 18, 1888, my Great-Grandfather, Elisha G. WILSON, was a Sgt. enrolled on the 16 day of May, 1863, in Laurel Co., KY, for 1 yr. He was reported on the Muster Roll Oct. 31, 1863 and served to Oct. 31, 1864. Muster Out Roll of Company "F" dated Dec. 26, 1864, at Lexington, KY reports him as 1st Sergt., mustered out at that date and place. Does anyone have any information on this Regiment?

Gailxcels@aol.com


I am writing a regimental history of the 6th KENTUCKY VOLUNTEER INFANTRY REGIMENT. I am looking for diaries, letters, photos and also interesting information from pension files of its members. The regiment included four companies of German-born men from Louisville and native Kentuckians principally from Henry, Oldham, and Shelby The briglade also included 9th Indiana, 41st Ohio, and One Hundred Tenth Counties. There were also some men from Southern Indiana counties in the regiment. Walter C. WHITAKER was its first colonel and George T. SCHACKELFORD its second colonel.

The 6th fought at Shiloh, Stones River, Chickamauga, Chattanooga and in the Atlanta Campaign. Member of Brig. Gen. William B.Hazen's brigade. The briglade also included 9th Indiana, 41st Ohio, and One Hundred Tenth Ilinois, among other regiments. I can read German,and have diaries, letter and newspaper articles written in German, as well as English. Any help would be appreciated.

Joe Reinhart sixthky@ntr.net
Snailmail: 8420 Oxford Woods Ct., Louisville, KY 40222

Would like to know if William Asbury EDWARDS born 12 March 1837 Hart County, KY died 17 June 1909 Grayson Co. Ky. was enlisted in the Civil War.

epb1937@blue.net


Seeking any information on 1st Kentucky Cavalry, Company H. Are there rosters for this Company? My GGGrandfather Isaac CHRISMAN was a sgt with this company. Any information would be greatly appreciated

Joe Chrisman bigjoec@horizon.hit.net
Snailmail: R.R.#2 Box 229, Winfield, Ks. 67156


My great grandfather, William GIBSON, born c. 1834, Ky. lived in Scott County, Va. at time of Civil War. I was told that he went back to Kentucky to enlist in the Civil War, but can't find out which William Gibson. I don't know if he fought for North or South, but assume that it was the South, since he came back to Scott Cty.,Va. after the war and married my great grandmother, Alafare Barnett, born 1849,Scott Cty., Virginia. Would appreciate any info.

Navada Gibson Heflin jrheflin@erols.com


Am trying to find any info about my ancestor, Dexter PENICK. The family was originally from Breckenridge County. He supposedly died after capture in a Federal Prison. Any help would be appreciated.

Betty Plowman GNBZ50A@prodigy.com


Does anyone there have a roster of the men who were in the 1st Kentucky Cavalry Co F? Looking for a John Frank EMERSON who entered 10/05/1861 at Camp Dick Robinson, discharged 12/31/1864 at Camp Nelson. Any help with these camps or any pertinent info. please contact me, Thank You.

Daniel COEStation@aol.com


Trying to find information on my great grandfather James D. HARTY. He enlisted in Co. D of the 49th Regiment Missouri Volunteer Infantry Div in 1865. I know that he served in The Battle of Mobile, and Prices Raid, but I cannot find any information other than this. I have been told that there were two other HARTY Boys, that enlisted at the same time, from the same part of Missouri but I am unable to locate information on them as of yet. Thanking you in advance for your time and trouble in this matter. Thanks again.....................Lee

Lee Wilder LWilder962@aol.com


I am looking for any information pertaining to the 49th Kentucky Infantry. My GG grandfather Cornelius WARREN, served as an Orderly Sergeant in Co. A. I am interested in any pictures, letters, casualty names, or anything pertaining to this group of soldiers.

Becky Wilder lwilder@kih.net


I am doing research on the 49th Indiana, a Civil War regiment, which served in the Cumberland Gap area, and I am looking for any and all information concerning the 49th, and or any unit they may have served with. This included the men of the 49th. I am looking for photo's, diaries, letters, newspaper account's, biographies, and military/pension records.

Bart Johnson Bjohnson@kiva.net
49th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Company F, Civil War Reenactment Unit
http://www.kiva.net/~bjohnson/49th.html


I am currently writing a regimental history about the 14th KY Infantry Regiment(US) that served in the Barbourville/Pineville/Cumberland Gap area from April 1862 until mid-September 1862, in George W. Morgan's 7th Division, Army of the Ohio and am searching for information on events at Barbourville during that particular time period...the town served as a base for Federal troops and also maintained a hospital there. Does anyone know about the location of the hospital and are there burial sites of soldiers in Barboursville, that have died in the hospital? I am also interested in eyewitness accounts, memoirs, diaries that could tell me more about Barbourville/Pineville/Cumberland Gap during the summer of 1862 and information about any of the individuals that served. Anything would be greatly appreciated. THANKS!

Marlitta H. Perkins, 14th KY Regimental Historian
Email: perk14thky@worldnet.att.net
Snail mail: P. O. BOX 384 Brice, OH 43109-0384 URL: http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Quarters/1365/


In the Publication 33rd Virginia Infantry, The Regimental History Series by Lowell Reidenbaugh I find the following entry associated with several different soldiers ...sentenced to wear a barrel..... Does anyone know what this referrs to? to reply buttonreply #1
Vicky Drake
Email: dvicky@primenet.com

According to his tombstone, my g-grandfather James McKelvin WAY was in Gaillard's Co., SC Lt. Arty, CSA. I know this company was in the SC low-country. I don't know anything else about his service. Where do I go from here to find more information about this company? Thanks.

Libby McLeod
Email: lwmcleod@InfoAve.Net


My grandfather James T. WATKINS served in Co. "A", 8th Kentucky Infantry from 1 January 1863 until, 17 November 1864 when he was mustered out and transfered to Company "C" 4th Kentucky Mounted Infantry He was promoted to 1st Sgt. on 11 July 1865. He was mustered out on 17 August 1865 at Macon Georgia. I know that he served with an R. M. KELLEY of Louisville, and Thomas FOLEY of Barbourville, KY and both of them signed affidavits in order for James to secure a military pension. Would like to correspond with descendants of any of the above three men.

Bill Watkins
Email: BillW8759@aol.com
Snailmail: P.O. Box 150273, Nashville, TN 37215-0273


I know this is out of the area, but any info on THOMAS PEIRCE; Drummer, Co. D 4th. La. Known as the Lousiana Tigers greatly appreciated. I have just found out this was a Zoauve Company. Thanks a bunch
to reply buttonreply #2
Shirley
Email: combs@netcnct.net

My Ggrandfather William W. BROWN,enlisted as a Pvt. on Oct. 26, 1861 at Prestonsburg, Ky.for a 12 month term in Co. C, 5th Ky. Inf. He fought in the Battle of Middle Creek on Jan. 10, 1862, prior to April 30, 1862, he deserted from the service because the 5th was ordered into Virginia, many Ky. boys refused to serve outside their home state. On May 30, 1862 he was listed as a Pvt. in "Jaynes Independent Co." of the Ky. Confed. Cav. He remained with them until the 5th reentered Ky. in Sept. 1862. He rejoined Co. C on Sept. 14, 1862 and took part in the Battle of Perryville. Pvt. BROWN was given an Honorable discharge when his co. was mustered out of service at Hazel Green, Ky. Oct. 20, 1862. I would like a roster of this Co., also who was Jaynes Indep. Co.? This Ky. unit was 5th (Williams) Inf., not (Hunts) 5th KY., Capt. Hiram Hawkins outfit.

Jebbrowns Jebbrowns@aol.com


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