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Virginia History and Genealogy

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History of The
Eight Regiment
Kentucky Vol. Inf. (U.S.)
During Its
Three Years Campaigns
Embracing
Organization, Marches, Skirmishes,
And
Battles of the Command
With Much of the History of the Old Reliable Third Brigade, 
Commanded by Hon. Stanley Matthews, and Containing Many
Interesting and Amusing Incidents of
Army Life
 
 
By Capt. T. J. Wright 
1880
287 pages, indexed, searchable
 
 
-Bonus-
The Union Cause
In Kentucky 
 
By Capt. Thomas Speed 
Adjutant, 12th KY Infantry, & 
Veteran Infantry Vols. 1861-65
1907
355 pages, indexed, searchable
 
-Bonus-
Drafts (U.S.) In Kentucky
During the Civil War 
 
Published 1909
15 pages, searchable
 
 

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The 8th Kentucky Infantry was organized at Estill Springs and Lebanon, Kentucky and mustered
 in for a three year enlistment in October 1861.
 
The regiment was attached to Thomas' Command to January 1862. 16th Brigade, Army of the Ohio,
 to February 1862, 23rd Independent Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to September 1862. 23rd Brigade,
 5th Division, Army of the Ohio, September 1862. 23rd Brigade, 5th Division, II Corps, Army of 
the Ohio, to November 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Left Wing, XIV Corps, Army of the 
Cumberland, to January 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, XXI Corps, Army of the Cumberland, 
to October 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, IV Corps, to April 1864. 1st Separate Brigade, 
Post of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Department of the Cumberland, to November 1864. 2nd Brigade, 
District of the Etowah, Department of the Cumberland, to February 1865.
 
The 8th Kentucky Infantry mustered out of service in February 1865; veterans and new recruits 
were transferred to the 4th Kentucky Mounted Infantry.
 

CONTENTS

HISTORY EIGHTH KENTUCKY.

CHAPTER I.

The Clouds of War. Kentucky's Neutrality. Union Home

Guards. Invasion. Enlisting. Recruits Arming themselves

with Rifles and Shot guns. Rendezvousing at Estill Springs.

Awkward Drilling. Organizing the Regiment. Flag Presentation

by Loyal Ladies. Response of the Eighth.

CHAPTER II.

Marching Orders. Taking Leave of Friends. A Rainy March.

Loyalty in Richmond, Ky. A Snow Storm. Officers Paying

for Chickens. Arrive at Lebanon. Putting on Style.

Drilling. Serious Sickness. Moving Camp and Making

Beds. Married Soldiers Desirous to be Furloughed. A

Shrewd Woman and a Sharp Lieutenant. Kindness of Citizens.

Our Death Roll Increases. Pay Day, Marching to

Louisville. Boat Ride. An Indignant Boat Crew. Excited

Negroes.

CHAPTER III.

A Silent Southern City. Buell's Unpleasant Orders. Cutting

ReJjels' Timber. Moving South. Wading Stone River.

Heavy Camp and Picket Duty. Ward fools the Doctor and

is caught. Shooting a Rebel fool. Pig Skins. The Eighth

at Wartrace. Catching a Rebel Surgeon. Fortifying. Cut

ling Railroad Timbers and Guarding Bridges. On the

Mountains under Gen. Dumont. Hard Living. Returning

to Camp at Wartrace. A detail wash ''Dobins" neck.

Fourth of July.

CHAPTER IV.

Night Ride to Elk River Bridge. Marching in a Rain Storm.

A Knapsack Squabble. Fortifying TuUahoma. The 35th

Indiana joins the Brigade. Picketing and Foraging. March

to Murfreesboro. Putting the Darkies to Digging Rifle-pits.

A silent Night Move ends in Hard Marching. Nelson expecting

Attack at Murfreesboro. A hot March to McMinnville.

Morgan Evacuates. Expedition over Cany Fork,

A hard set of Teamsters. Rain. Hard work, wet clothes

and no grub. Counter-march. Green Apples. Nelson's

Drills. Expedition to Liberty. Nelson and the pie vender.

" Thirty-fives " run a Distillery.

CHAPTER V.

Loyalty leaving McMinnville. March back to Murfreesboro.

Scarcity of Greenbacks. An Accommodating Sutler. Troops

passing through Nashville. On to Kentucky. Pants only

for the ragged Gray-backs in camp. Leaving Tennessee with

full Stomachs. The Flag and Loyalty in Kentucky. Branson

and the Goat. On half Rations. Grating Corn Hard

Marching. Drinking Mule Soup. Skirmishing ahead. Arrive

at Cave City. Novel Cooking. Wormy Flour. Soldiers

Distrusting Buell. Sleeping with wet garments, A Race

for the Ohio. Famishing with Thirst. Midnight Entrance

into Louisville. Condition of the Troops,

CHAPTER VI.

Expecting Pay, but Double-quick after the Johnnies. Skirmishing.

Scarcity of Water. Battle of Peiryville. Rebels

Retreating. Indignant Kentucky Soldiers. Hunting a fight

at Danville. On toward Crab Orchard. Night attack on

the Johnnies. They leave a hot Breakfast, Rebels Blockading

the R.oad near Wildcat. The Sth Surprise and Capture

a Camp of Rebel Recruits. On to Somerset. Early Snow.

March to Columbus. Sad Reports from Home. The 8lh

and 2 1st desire a few Greenbacks. Married Men wanting

Furloughs. Pay day at Glasgow. Moving on to Tennessee,

A big day's Washing at Galatin.

CHAPTER VII.

Slipping on to Morgan at Lebanon. Heavy Rations of Flour,

Bacon and Whisky. A novel Supply Train. Foraging at

Silver Springs, Guarding Supplies to Rural Hill. Attack

at Breakfast. Discomfitted Rebels leave seven dead. Wiseman

tumbling a " Jip." Col, Hawkins Compliments the

Eighth. Camp nearer Nashville, Changes in the Command,

Move to the Murfreesboro Pike. Rosecrans Inspects the

Army. Foraging and Battle at Dobins' Ferry. Our Dead

and Wounded. Another move. After Absentees in Louisville

CHAPTER VIII.

The Army moves on the Enemy, The Eighth's Company

Commanders, Skirmishing in the rain, A Sunday in Bivouac.

Pickets' Armistice. Arrival at Stone River, Two

Armies Facing. Heavy Skirmishing. Terrible Battle the

last day of 1862. Wading cold water. Third Brigade a

Bait to Rosy's Trap, Magnificent War Picture, A gallant

Resistance by the Third Brigade, Breckenridge falls into

the trap. Terrible Slaughter. Murfreesboro ours. Burying

Dead. Bad Weather. Loss of Comrades. Irishman's Notion

of Putting Down Rebels.

CHAPTER IX.

Torn Battle Flags in Kentucky Legislature. A Hospital

Town. Picketing and practicing Economy. Death of three

gallant Officers, Foraging on a large scale, A Rebel dis

likes his Voucher. Fortifying M, The Status of the Slaves

discussed. More Deaths from Wounds. Guarding Pontoons.

On a Reconnoissance. Rain, mud and songs. Camp on

Lytle's Creek. A stylish Inspector Wets his Pants. Off to

Snow Hill with one hundred rounds. Charging the Enemy.

Victory. Return to Camp.

CHAPTER X.

Heavy Drills and Picket Duty. Col. Matthews' Farewell. A

Mammoth "Nigger" Dance causes Alarm. Maj. Broadhus'

and Col. May's Departure. Capt. Mayhew and Adjt. Clark

Promoted. Officers being Married to Commissions. Marking

Comrades' Graves. Swap for Enfield Rifles. Smith's

Gun the Brightest. Dobin Spikes tries Bean Juice. Witnessing

the Shooting of a Deserter. Army moves Forward.

Marching and Scouting. Union Songs and Rebel Hate.

At Woodbury. At McMinnville again. Ornamenting Camp.

Unwelcome Harvesters. The last Man ever Tied up.

CHAPTER XI.

Over the Mountains. Topography of Sequatchie. Rattlesnakes.

Pikeville. Brains Hockersmith and the Rebel Beauty. Living

on Produce. The Loyal Refugee Preacher. A good

Work begins. Down the Valley. Crossing the Tennessee.

Wet Men. Guarding Supply Train. A piled up Country.

Passing the Gate City. Three Miles of Fight. Entering

Ringold, Ga. Frightened Women. Back to Gordon's Mills

and McLamore's Cave. A Sweet Incense of Frying Mutton.

CHAPTER XII.

Reconnoitering and Skirmishing at Chicamauga. A Cold

Night and Piteous Cries of the Wounded. Description of

the. Two Days' Battle. Gallant Charge by the 51st Ohio and

8th Kentucky. Return to the city, war worn and brush torn.

Loss of Comrades.

CHAPTER XIII.

Siege of Chattanooga. Digging Day and Night. Under Fire.

On Quarter Rations. Picket Repartee. Another Picture of

War. Religious Worship. Frank Captures Rebel Beeves.

Rosecrans and Crittenden Farewell. The Command Changed

to the 4th Corps. A Detail of the Brigade at Field Hospital.

Forage for a Living. At Moccasin Point. Wauhatchie and

Shell Mound. Dilapidated Clothing. Building Winter

Quarters.

CHAPTER XIV.

Over Bad Roads with three days' Rations and Sixty Rounds.

Facing Frowning Lookout, Pile Knapsacks and Climbing.

Surprising the Enemy in day-light. A Rich Harvest of

Prisoners. Novel Missiles. Ward Silencing a Sharpshooter.

Battle above the Clouds. Carrying the Flag on Point Lookout.

Capturing Camp and Commissaries. An exciting Battle

Scene. Finishing Winter Quarters. Consolidation of the

Regiment at Shell Mound, Parting with Brother Officers.

Maj. Clark's Farewell.

CHAPTER XV.

Re-enlisting. Manner of Doubling Companies. Leaving the

'' Illegant" Shanties. Incidents of the March to Cleveland,

Tenn. Self Reliance of the Soldiers. Form new Camp and

Acquaintances. Veterans get Pay, and an Expedition to

Buzzard's Roost. In Leaky Tents at Blue Springs. A

Rainy March and Miserable Night Ride. A Supperless Set.

Camp at Chattanooga. Chuck-a-luckers Burying Mules.

Snow-balling. Veterans Dressing up. An Officer's Advice

to his Men.

CHAPTER XVI.

Veterans take a Thirty Days' Furlough, Soldiers' Home. In

Louisville. Leaving Lexington. Cleaning out a Hotel.

Good Behavior. Home and Friends. How a Southern

Rights Woman became Union. Returning to the War. A

Reinstated Cook. Garrison and Picket Duties around the

" Gate City." Some Characteristic Citizens. Afraid of a

Yankee Gun. A sad case of Sudden Poverty.

CHAPTER XVII.

Guarding Trains Front and Rear. A hard lot of Bounty

Jumpers. The Fourth of July. Steadman's hard Orders to

Citizens. Rebel Raid on Dalton increases our Duty. A

Hot Valley. Fanciful Reverie of a Thunder Storm. Soldiers

taking Interest in Religion and Politics. A Characteristic

Debate. Model Worship. Forest's Raid on our Cracker

Line. Platform Cars to Cumberland Tunnel. Waiting for

Attack at Block Houses.

CHAPTER XVIII.

Life Twenty Days at Elk River. A Destitute Country. An

Impressive Funeral. Night Ride to Bridgeport. Returning

to Chattanooga. Picketing with Colored Troops. New

Clothing. Arrival of the Fourth Corps. A Camp of Discouraged

Atlanta Citizens. The Eighth sent to Reseca and

Calhoun. Turning over Government Property. Making

Muster out Rolls. Bidding good-bye to Lieut. Pucket and

the Veterans. All aboard for Nashville. Receiving Pay at

Louisville. Disbanding.

CHAPTER XIX.

Appendix.
 

 

 

 

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