Orphan Brigade Photo Gallery

    First Kentucky "Orphan" Brigade 


 

Orphan Brigade Photo Gallery

This page presents unpublished or less commonly seen images of Orphan Brigade soldiers and veterans, with an emphasis on the enlisted men of the Brigade.  For other images of Orphan Brigade soldiers, see Thompson's "History of the Orphan Brigade." 

We greatly appreciate the generosity of those who have given permission for images from their collections to be reproduced here.   If you have an image of an Orphan Brigade member that you would like to share, please contact the page authors:

Geoff Walden  --  enfield577 (at) live.com
Laura Cook  --
  lcook62 (at) hotmail.com

The photos are arranged in order of Brigade staff and veteran group photos, then each regiment.  To skip to each regiment, click the following links:
2nd Kentucky Infantry
3rd Kentucky Infantry

4th Kentucky Infantry

5th Kentucky Infantry
6th Kentucky Infantry
9th Kentucky Infantry
Cobb's Kentucky Battery
Graves' Kentucky Battery


 

Brigade Command and Staff

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Adj. Gen. Simon B. Buckner
in his own design staff uniform for the Kentucky State Guard, 1860 (Ky. Mil. Hist. Mus.)

Brig. Gen. Simon B. Buckner
in his own design fatigue blouse, ca. 1861
(courtesy Tim Bowman)

Brig. Gen. Roger W. Hanson
in KY State Guard uniform
Killed at Murfreesboro
 (cdv in private collection)

 

Brig. Gen. Ben Hardin Helm
in KY State Guard uniform, 1860
Killed at Chickamauga
 (Sketches of Camp Boone, 1860)
Brig. Gen. Joseph H. Lewis
(Library of Congress)
Capt. Fayette Hewitt
Brigade Asst. Adj. Gen.
(courtesy Tim Bowman)

 

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Lt. Alexander Todd
Aide-de-camp on Gen. Helm's Staff
Killed at Baton Rouge
(courtesy Joey Oller)

Capt. John Barbee Pirtle
Aide-de-camp on Brigade Staff
(courtesy Ed O'Rear)

Col. Theodore O'Hara
Volunteer Aide to Gen. Breckinridge
(Southern Bivouac)

 

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Dr. Preston B. Scott
Brigade Surgeon
(Ky. Historical Society)

 

Elder Joseph Desha Pickett
Brigade Chaplain
(History of the First Kentucky Brigade, 1868)

 


 

Group Photos of Orphan Brigade Veterans

Click the link on each photo to view a larger version, along with identities of individuals shown and further details on the original image.

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Veterans of the Orphan Brigade
Bardstown Reunion, August 1887
(Geoff Walden collection)

Veterans of the 4th & 6th Ky. Inf.
Louisville Reunion, June 1905
(copy courtesy Jeff McQueary)

Gen. Breckinridge & Comrades
Niagara Falls, Canada, Aug. 1866
(courtesy Anne Baker)

 

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Veterans of Cobb's Kentucky Battery
Lyon County, ca. 1901
(courtesy Julian and Georgette Beatty)

Veterans of Co. C, 9th Kentucky Infantry
(Louisville Times, ca. 1909)

Veterans of the Orphan Brigade
Franklin Reunion, June 1910
(courtesy Octagon Hall Museum)

 

Confederate Veterans Reunion
Graves County, December 1915
(courtesy Todd Winn)

 


 

2nd Kentucky Infantry

 

This absolutely unique image shows a group of soldiers from Co. D, 2nd Ky. Inf. posing at Camp Boone in 1861.
Front row, left-right - J.A. "Tup" Ryburn, James A. "Jim" Pryor, G.W. "Whit" Hurt, James D. Watson, Charles A. Haskell, Amos West.
Back row, left-right - George W. Larkin, Thomas F. Boaz, W.N. (Whitt) Boaz, R.T. "Dick" Pryor, Francis M. "Tom" Handley, T.J. Brown.
(photo and info courtesy Todd Winn)

 

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Pvt. Benjamin F. Batterton
Co. G, 2nd Ky. Inf.
CSA Roll of Honor
(Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation)
Pvt. S. Abijah Brooks
Co. G, 2nd Ky. Inf.
(Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation)
Corp. Lafayette Bills
Co. G, 2nd Ky. Inf.
(Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation)
Corp. John W. Davis
Co. B, 2nd Ky. Inf. *

 

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Pvt. Walter G. Ferguson
Co. B, 2nd Ky. Inf.  *
Died 15 November 1864
Pvt. William D. Gilmore
Co. B, 2nd Ky. Inf. *
Sgt. Elisha S. Gordon
Co. B, 2nd Ky. Inf.  *
Pvt. Robert H. Graves
Co. B, 2nd Ky. Inf.  *
KIA at Murfreesboro

 

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Pvt. James H. Gregory
Co. F, 2nd Ky. Inf.  *
KIA at Dallas, GA
Pvt. Isaac S. Hanson
Co. G, 2nd Ky. Inf.  *
Col. James Morrison Hawes
F&S, 2nd Ky. Inf.
(Library of Congress)
Capt. Cornelius Hendricks
Co. B, 2nd Ky. Inf. *

 

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Pvt. Charles Herbst
Co. H, 2nd Ky. Inf.
(
Confederate Veteran)
Maj. Joel Higgins
2nd Ky. Inf. *
1st Lt. J. William Hill
Co. F, 2nd Ky. Inf. *
KIA at Fort Donelson
Pvt. Henry C. Hines
Co. C, 2nd Ky. Inf.
(courtesy Orphan Brigade Kinfolk Association)

 

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Pvt. William G. Hunter
Co. B, 2nd Ky. Inf. *
Mortally wounded at Chickamauga
2nd Lt. Edward L. Keene
Co. B, 2nd Ky. Inf. *
Mortally wounded at Fort Donelson
Capt. A. K. Lair
Co. H, 2nd Ky. Inf. *
Pvt. Woodford W. Longmore
Co. H, 2nd Ky. Inf. *

 

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Pvt. Thomas D. McCaw
Co. F, 2nd Ky. Inf. *
Pvt. Thomas H. Morgan
Co. B, 2nd Ky. Inf. *
KIA in cavalry service
Sgt. L. C. Nichols
Co. B, 2nd Ky. Inf. *
Pvt. David Osborn
Co. H, 2nd Ky. Inf.
(courtesy Dave Osborn)

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Pvt. John W. Payne
Chief Bugler, 2nd Ky. Inf.
(courtesy Heritage Auctions, HA.com)
Pvt. William J. Purnell
Co. G, 2nd Ky. Inf. *
KIA at Fort Donelson
2nd Lt. Frank Tryon
Co. E, 2nd Ky. Inf.
Mortally wounded at Murfreesboro
(Sketches of Camp Boone, 1860)
1st Lt. Daniel E. Turney
Co. I, 2nd Ky. Inf.
CSA Roll of Honor
(courtesy John Carter Clay)

 

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Pvt. John W. Viley
Co. B, 2nd Ky. Inf.
Died of disease at Bowling Green, Dec. 1861
(courtesy Orphan Brigade Kinfolk Association)
Corp. Marnix W. Virden
Co. B, 2nd Ky. Inf. *
CSA Roll of Honor, Chickamauga
Pvt. Samuel J. Walker
Co. B, 2nd Ky. Inf. *
Mortally wounded at Chickamauga
Pvt. William T. Watkins
Co. K, 2nd Ky. Inf.
(courtesy Orphan Brigade Kinfolk Association)

 

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2nd Lt. Amos West
Co. D, 2nd Ky. Inf.
(courtesy Benjamin West)
(see group image above)
Pvt. Henry H. Winter
Co. A, 2nd Ky. Inf.
(courtesy Wiley Winter)
Pvt. R. Kidder Woodson
Co. C, 2nd Ky. Inf. *
Mortally wounded at Murfreesboro;
CSA Roll of Honor
Pvt. Richard B. Worsham
Co. B, 2nd Ky. Inf. *
Killed in cavalry service

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Ensign Nathan T. Cannon
Co. A, 2nd Ky. Inf.
(courtesy Jerry Cannon, gt-gt-grandson, Snellville, GA)
Pvt. Alfred S. Carter
Co. B, 2nd Ky. Inf.
(courtesy Orphan Brigade Kinfolk Association)
Pvt. William S. Carter
Co. B, 2nd Ky. Inf.
(1895 Conf. Vet. Assn.)*
2nd Sgt. Vivian A. Crosthwait
Co. C, 2nd Ky. Inf.
(
courtesy Orphan Brigade Kinfolk Association)

 

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Corp. Charles Jacob Klem
Co. I, 2nd Ky. Inf.
(courtesy Charleen Vittitow)
Pvt. John A. Murray
Co. C, 2nd Ky. Inf.
(courtesy Joey Oller)
Pvt. James E. Paton/Patton
Co. G, 2nd Ky. Inf.
(Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation)
Capt. Robert J. Breckinridge
Co. B, 2nd Ky. Inf.
(
courtesy Orphan Brigade Kinfolk Association)

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2nd Lt. Richard L. Usrey
Co. D, 2nd Ky. Inf.
(
courtesy Orphan Brigade Kinfolk Association)
Pvt. Thomas Francis "Tom" Boaz
Co. D, 2nd Ky. Inf.
(
courtesy Todd Winn)
(see group image above)
4th Sgt. Sidney G. Reed
Co. A, 2nd Ky. Inf.
Killed at Murfreesboro
(cdv in private collection)
Pvt. Howell Aurelius Tarver
Co. A, 2nd Ky. Inf.
(
courtesy John McAlister)

 

* NOTE:  These images were taken from the 1895 Membership Annual of the Confederate Veteran Assn. of Kentucky (5th Edition, Lexington).  In the great majority of cases, the images in this book have been altered from originals by having uniforms drawn onto them  ...  they normally do not show original uniforms.  The exceptions to this may be the images of James H. Gregory and Richard Worsham, 2nd Kentucky Infantry, and J. W. Ellington, 5th Kentucky Infantry.


 

3rd Kentucky Infantry

 

Pvt. W. H. McCarty
Co. C, 3nd Ky. Inf.

Pvt. Lafayette Allen McNabb
Co. H, 3nd Ky. Inf.
(courtesy Bruce Burkeen and Michael L. Jackson)

Pvt. Drewry Frank Rogers
Co. C, 3nd Ky. Inf.
(courtesy Michael L. Jackson)

 

 
Capt. Edward Barker Ross
Co. K, 3nd Ky. Inf.
(courtesy Orphan Brigade Kinfolk)
Pvt. Drury Calhoun Stevens
Co. C, 3nd Ky. Inf.
(courtesy Orphan Brigade Kinfolk)
 

 


 

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