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"All have distinguished themselves on every battlefield. They are Kentucky names, and we love to repeat them; they are heroes and we are proud of them; they are patriots and we honor them." -author unknown
Civil War Veterans buried in
Green County, Ky
Confederate Soldiers of Green County
Union Soldiers of Green County
Green County men served primarily in the Union 13th Kentucky Infantry ("Hobson's Regiment"), 27th Kentucky Infantry and 6th Kentucky Cavalry. Those allied with the Confederacy served in Morgan's 3rd Confederate Cavalry (later known as the Kentucky 7th Confederate Cavalry). The old phrase "brother against brother" was dramatically underscored for Green Countians when Morgan's Raiders, including the Kentucky 7th Confederate Cavalry, was captured in Ohio on July 26, 1863 by a force that included Hobson's Regiment.
Mustered in: December 10, 1861 at Camp Hobson (near Greensburg, Ky.)
1st Commander: Col. Edward H. Hobson
Mustered Out: January 12, 1865 at Louisville, Ky.
A letter written by Gen. Julius White after the war regarding Hobson's Regiment stated:
"I have commanded during the war some sixty regiments of infantry, and among them all there was not one better, if as good, as the 13th Ky. Not only was that regiment wholly reliable during an engagement (for they were always as brave as the bravest), but in camp, on the march, on all occasions and everywhere, that regiment could be depended upon for the prompt performance of every duty. The country owes the 13th Ky. a heavy debt of gratitude for its lofty patriotism and unyielding courage and endurance."
Mustered in: September 1, 1862
1st Commander: Col. Richard M. Gano
Notes: This unit was previous known as the Kentucky 3rd Confederate Cavalry.
Mustered in: Late 1861 Co. A-E mustered in as "Mundy's Battalion"; Summer 1862 Co. F-M consolidated with
Mundy's Battalion to become the 6th Cavalry.
1st Commander: Col. Dennis J. Hallisy
Mustered Out: July 14, 1865
Companies F-M were comprised of men from central Kentucky including Taylor Co. This regiment saw very rigorous duty and almost continuous activity at the front.
Mustered in: Fall 1861 (?)
1st Commander: Col. Charles D. Pennebaker
This regiment was formed before Kentucky, as a state, had called for Union volunteers. Those men traveling to the camp in Greensburg to be enlisted often had to fight their way past Confederate forces to get there. Upon their arrival to camp, they found that none of the governmental support normally offered to military units was available. According to an account written by Col. John Ward, the officers managed to scrounge up $13 pay for each of the first new recruits to give to the needy families they were leaving behind. By the time these recruits were ready to leave camp for the war, government support was starting to filter in. The men heading out of camp often loaned their second month's pay of $13 back to the officers to pay for other new recruits to leave money to their families. He states "Here was tried and true patriotism that people and soldiers outside the border states knew nothing about". The regiment only consisted of nine companies.
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