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Civil War Records

Brown, James Harrison

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Blackie Brown Taken By Death
Well Known Citizen and Veteran of War Between the States Died Sunday.
The ranks of the surviving members of Muhlenberg veterans of the War Between the States were reduced Sunday when death claimed “Uncle” Blackie Brown, 92, a Union Soldier in the conflict between the States.

Mr. Brown died at the home of a son, Pete Brown, a resident of the Cherry Hill section of the county. For many years he resided in Central City and was a life-long resident of the county, being born near Cedar Grove.

He was a member of the Cedar Grove Baptist church, uniting many years ago, and was at one time Coroner of Muhlenberg county.

Services were held Monday afternoon at the Cedar Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Mr. Kittinger of Bremen and interment was in the church cemetery.

Surviving are five sons and one daughter: Mannie Brown, Bremen; Jim Brown, Earles; Dan Brown of Old Bethel community; Vasco Brown, a resident of Eastern Kentucky, and Pete Brown, R. 3, Central City; and Mrs. Jess Richie.
Source: The Messenger 3 December 1936

Cates, Robert D.

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US Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
Name: Robert R. [sic] Cates
Enlistment Date: 25 January 1862
Rank at Enlistment: Private - Union
State Served: Kentucky
Survived the War: No
Service Record: Enlisted in Company C, Kentucky 26th Infantry Regiment on 08 March 1862. Mustered out on 15 February 1864 at Camp Nelson, KY.
Sources: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky
Alternate Name: Robert D. Cates
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Cates, Samuel J.

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US Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
Name: Samuel J. Cates
Enlistment Date: 16 September 1861
Rank at Enlistment: Sergeant - Union
Enlistment Place: Calhoon, KY
State Served: Kentucky
Survived the War: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company B, Kentucky 11th Infantry Regiment on 09 December 1861. Mustered out on 16 December 1864 at Bowling Green, KY.
Sources: Report of the Adjutant General of he State of Kentucky
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Cates, Wilson G.

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US Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
Name: William [sic] G. Cates
Enlistment Date: 20 October 1861
Rank at Enlistment: Private - Union
Enlistment Place: Calhoun, KY
State Served: Kentucky
Survived the War: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company F, Kentucky 3rd Cavalry Regiment on 13 December 1861. Mustered out on 26 December 1864.
Sources: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky
Alternate Name: Wilson G. Cates
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Confederate Soldiers

Table of Pensionsers

Drake, George

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Company D 8th Reg. Inf. Confederate
Rank: Private
Enlisted: October 13, 1861 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Remarks: Killed at the Battle of Fort Donelson February 15, 1862
Source: Report Of The Adjutant General of State of Kentucky Volume 1: Confederate
Contributed by Donald Hauser

Dukes, Joseph C.

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Aged Muhlenberg Veteran Dies;
Only Five More Remain In County
Only five of the veterans of the War Between the States remain in Muhlenberg county, from which went a large number in the days of '61, one of the six, Joseph C. Dukes, 90 years old, passing away at 8:15 Friday morning, at his home in the Stringtown section, near here.

Military honors were accorded Mr. Dukes by Post No. 61 of the American Legion. Mr. Dukes enlisted in 1861 as a private in Company B, Kentucky Volunteers, and served throughout the period of the war. He was next to the last of a family of nine children, and was born and reared in Muhlenberg county, enlisting in the army from the county. His brother, a veteran of the same company, also survives. He has lived in the county all of his life, like his brother. There also survive the widow now 88 years old and a large family of children and grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2:10 [or 2:40] o'clock Saturday afternoon, many veterans of the wars following the funeral cortege to the Miller cemetery, near Stringtown.
Source: The Messenger, Central City, October 6, 1932

Eighth Regiment Company A

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This Company left Hopkinsville, Kentucky, February 6, 1862, marched to Clarksville, Tennessee, 30 miles; took steamboats there for Fort Donelson; engaged in fight February 13, 14, and 15, and suffered severely, having 15 killed and wounded.
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Garris, Elias

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Residence: Stone Fort, Illinois
Enlistment Date: 21 December 1863
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Illinois
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company I, Illinois 13th Cavalry Regiment on 12 February 1864. Mustered out on 31 August 1865 at Pilot Knob, MO.
Sources: Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men
Note: Elias Garris was the son of James and Sarah Carter Garris, who were married and lived for a time in Muhlenberg.

Graddy, Whitfield E.

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Whitfield E. Graddy Private, 11th Regiment, Co. H, Kentucky Infantry, 19 years old; enlisted 28 September 1861 at South Carrollton, Kentucky.
Promoted to Corporal January 1862.
May-June 1862 sent to General Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee.
Discharged 16 June 1862 at Nashville, Tennessee due to disability.
Discharge certificate states disability due to Phthisis (Tuberculosis). At discharge was 5 feet 8 inches, dark complexion, dark eyes, dark hair, farmer and born in Muhlenburg County, Kentucky.
Contributed by Donald Hauser

Gregory, Joseph L.

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Eighth Regiment Infantry, Kentucky (Confederate)
Roll of field and staff, Eighth Regiment Infantry
Rank: Chaplain, under General Albert Johnston
Enlisted: March 13, 1862 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Note: Joseph L. Gregory was born 1817 and married Amelia Worthington.
Source: Report Of The Adjutant General of State of Kentucky Volume 1: Confederate
Contributed by Donald Hauser

Lee, Jesse B.

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Enlistment Date: 06 November 1861
Rank at Enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Greenville, KY
State Served: Kentucky
Survived the War: No
Service Record: Enlisted in Company D, Kentucky 3rd Cavalry Regiment on 06 November 1861. Mustered in 13 December 1861 at Calhoun, Ky. Died of Typhoid Fever, 29 April 1863, Gordonsville, Logan Co., Ky.
Source: Civil War Service Record
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McLevain, Abraham L.

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Abraham L. McElvain Civil War Pension Index Card
Civil War Pension Application Index Card for Abraham L. McLevain [McElvain]

Source Information: National Archives and Records Administration. U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000. Original data: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. T288, 546 rolls.

Skipworth, Darius Hill

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Darius H. Skipworth Casualty Sheet
Darius Hill Skipworth died April 6 or 8, 1863.

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Smith, William H.

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William H. Smith was born near Paradise, September 30, 1841. He is a son of Leonard Smith and a grandson of pioneer Aaron Smith. He was a member of Company I, Eleventh Kentucky Infantry (Federal). His farm on Green River below Airdrie is one of the best preserved of the old farms in the county. Few men living along Green River are better known than “Billy” Smith, as he is called by his many friends. One of his nearest neighbors was General Buell, under whom he had fought during the first part of the Civil War and after whom his youngest son, Don Carlos R., is named. Mrs. Mary E. Humphrey, one of the most progressive women in the town of Paradise, is one of his daughters.
Source: A History of Muhlenberg County. Otto A. Rothert. Page 336
Contributed by Dorann O'Neal Lam

Tanner, John T.

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Civil War Military Record
Union Kentucky Volunteers
35th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry
Rank: Private
Enlisted: June 20, 1863
Discharged: December 29, 1864
John T. Tanner was born in Muhlenburg County in the State of Kentucky, is Twenty four years of age, Five feet nine inches high, Light complexion, Hazel eyes, Dark hair and by occupation, when enrolled, a Farmer.
Contributed by Roxanne Hicks

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