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Felix DUPRE
Biography
Kentucky
Comp. , 4th Kentucky Cavalry
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enlisted at Camp Anderson on October 23, 1861 and was made a Corporal. But he first enlisted in "Semple's Light Artillery Battery" on September 16, 1861. A short lived company as on September 27, ten days later, he was dismissed with all the Company.

Discharged

died in Richmond prison, Va, on November 23, 1864

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Biography :

Felix Dupré, 22 y.o.,  was promoted Sergeant on March 1, 1863 and, alas, was taken prisoner at Crawfish Springs on September 21, 1863. The Regimental historian wrote the following story upon that particular event: "On the 19th, the day the great battle of Chicamauga opened, the 4th marched to Crawfish Springs, when it was fiercely engaged with Confederate cavalry under Gen. Wheeler. In the report of Col. Watkins he says that when he discovered the enemy he drew up the 4th, 5th and 6th Ky. Cavalry in line, then advanced to the Chattanooga road. Then Capt. O’Donnell, of his staff, reported the enemy advancing. In the fight that ensued he was flanked and fell back. The 4th formed across the road at Lookout church, the 6th passing on. Then “the 4th fell back slowly, fighting with desperation, and rallied on the 6th, when the two regiments held the enemy in check fully 20 minutes. Then they were again flanked:” retreating again, they again rallied and repulsed the enemy. In this desperate fighting the 4th lost four officers, and over 90 men wounded and missing. It continued to cover the retreat to Chattanooga, arriving there September 22d (From http://freepages.military.rootsweb.com/~bigsandyvalley/Union%20Regiments%20of%20Kentucky/4kycav.html )

Felix Dupré died in Richmond prison, Va, on November 23, 1864, from pneumonia.

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