"From the Front"

    First Kentucky "Orphan" Brigade 


"From the Front"

Letters, Reports, and Reminiscences
by Members of the Orphan Brigade

 

confed1.jpg (1362 bytes)      Report from the Louisville Daily Courier, 11 July 1861, concerning Kentuckians going South from
               Lexington to enlist in the 2nd and 3rd Kentucky regiments at Camp Boone

confed1.jpg (1362 bytes)      Report from Camp Boone, 13 July 1861

confed1.jpg (1362 bytes)      Report from Camp Boone, 13 August 1861

confed1.jpg (1362 bytes)      Report from Camp Burnett, 4th Kentucky Infantry, 4 September 1861

confed1.jpg (1362 bytes)      Letter from Camp Boone, 2nd Kentucky Infantry, 5 September 1861

confed1.jpg (1362 bytes)      Report from camp at Bowling Green, 6th Kentucky Infantry, 26 November 1861

confed1.jpg (1362 bytes)      Report from camp at Bowling Green, 2nd Kentucky Infantry, 2 December 1861

confed1.jpg (1362 bytes)      Diary Account of Fort Donelson, Lt. Spencer, Graves' Kentucky Battery

confed1.jpg (1362 bytes)      Letter from Shiloh, Capt. John Trice, 4th Kentucky Infantry, 8 April 1862

confed1.jpg (1362 bytes)      Letters of William Rees, 5th/9th Kentucky Infantry, March-September 1862

confed1.jpg (1362 bytes)      Letters of Matt Lewis, 5th/9th Kentucky Infantry, May-September 1862 (in prison at Camp Douglas:
               also a letter written from Dalton, GA, March 1864)

confed1.jpg (1362 bytes)      Letter from Lt. Ed F. Spears, 2nd Kentucky Infantry, written from prison at Johnson's Island,
               18 April 1862 (describes actions at Fort Donelson, and prison life)

confed1.jpg (1362 bytes)      Letter from Camp Douglas prison, Corp. Frank Mullen, 2nd Kentucky Infantry, 16 October 1863

confed1.jpg (1362 bytes)      Letter from Color-Corp. Robert Lindsay, 4th Kentucky Infantry, Dalton, GA, 17 December 1863

confed1.jpg (1362 bytes)      Resolutions of the Orphan Brigade, Green's Cut, GA, 11 February 1865

confed1.jpg (1362 bytes)      Letter from Capt. Jo Desha, 5th Kentucky Infantry, Augusta, GA, 21 February 1865

confed1.jpg (1362 bytes)      Battle note from unknown soldier, 4th Kentucky Infantry, Swift Creek, SC, 18 April 1865

 

Post-War Reminiscences

confed1.jpg (1362 bytes)      Louis Douglass Payne's Reminiscences, 2nd Kentucky Infantry (from Confederate Veteran)

confed1.jpg (1362 bytes)      Reminiscence of Shiloh, Lt. John Cunningham, 4th Kentucky Infantry

confed1.jpg (1362 bytes)     Reminiscence of John H. Blanchard, 4th Kentucky Infantry

confed1.jpg (1362 bytes)     Coincidences of the Owens Brothers, 4th Kentucky Infantry, CSA and USA

 

 

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