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Company G, 3rd Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, Civil War

By Mike Watson
Adair County Historian

The 3rd Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, Civil War, played a varied and active part in the conflict.

Highlights include: Organized at Camp Dick Robinson under Colonel, later Governor, Thomas Elliott Bramlette, and mustered into service on 8 October 1861. The regiment suffered considerably with sickness, especially while in camp at Columbia, Adair County. Engaged at Shiloh, Tennessee and “from there it moved, by gradual approaches to Corinth, Mississippi, and invested that place. On June 2nd [1862], it marched, by way of Iuka, Mississippi, to Tuscumbia, Alabama, and from thence, by way of Courtland, Decatur, Mooresville and Huntsville, Alabama, and Fayetteville, Shelbyville and Winchester, Tennessee, to Decherd's Station, where it arrived July 22nd...” and eventually back to Columbia, Adair County by October 25th. Marched to Stone River...engaged at Chickamauga...and Kenesaw Mountain...active in the siege of Atlanta.

Active engagements of the 3rd Kentucky Infantry, as reported in the Kentucky Adjutant General's Report were: Waynesboro, Shiloh, Corinth, McMinnville, Munfordville, Bardstown, Perryville, Stewart's Creek, Stone River, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca, Pumpkin Vine Creek, Cedar Mountain, Muddy Branch, Kenesaw Mountain, Nancy's Creek, Peachtree Creek and Atlanta.

The Company G roll included the following, including additional information: Many men of the regiment hailed from Russell, Adair, Clinton, Pulaski, Casey, Cumberland, Wayne, and surrounding counties.
  • Bolin, Isham, Captain, resigned 22 March 1862
  • Jackman, William T., Captain, promoted from 1st Lieutenant, resigned 4 May 1862
  • Tuttle, John W., Captain, promoted from 1st Lieutenant of Company I to Captain Company G resigned 1864
  • Akers, John, 1st Lieutenant, promoted from Sergeant to 1st Sergeant, to 2nd Lieutenant, to 1st Lieutenant
  • Bolin, Benjamin J., 1st Lieutenant, promoted from Sergeant to 2nd Lieutenant, then to 1st Lieutenant
  • Hardin, James L., 1st Lieutenant, promoted from Corporal of Company A, 15th KY, to 2nd Lieutenant of Company G, to 1st Lieutenant, resigned March 1864
  • Bolin, John C., 2nd Lieutenant, promoted from 2nd Lieutenant to Captain of Company D, October 1861
  • Bolin, Spencer B., 2nd Lieutenant, promoted from 1st Sergeant
  • Bramlette, James T., 2nd Lieutenant
  • Young, Barnett C., 2nd Lieutenant, promoted from Drum Major to 2nd Lieutenant, resigned August 1862
  • Blankenship, George S., 1st Sergeant
  • Haynes, Hannibal C., Sergeant, promoted from Corporal, killed at Chickamauga 20 September 1863
  • McFarland, DeWitt C., Sergeant
  • Pierce, Reuben S., Sergeant
  • Popplewell, Isaac B., Sergeant
  • Rippetoe, William A., Sergeant, died Russell County, near Camp Green, with typhoid, 18 Feb 1862
  • Wells, Isaac M., Sergeant
  • Wright, Hiram B., Sergeant, promoted from Corporal, killed at Chickamauga 20 September 1863
  • Ballinger, Daniel, Corporal
  • Haynes, Samuel N., Corporal, died Nashville, TN, with disease, 1 August 1863
  • Hopper, Moses, Corporal, discharged for disability
  • Hughes, Abner J., Corporal, killed at Battle of Stone's River 31 December 1862
  • Murrah, William D., Corporal, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant of Company I. 1862
  • Rexroat, George A., Corporal
  • Vanhoy, William A., Corporal
  • Rhorer, Samuel K., hospital steward, promoted to assistant surgeon of 3rd KY Infantry, 1862


Privates:
  • Agee, Jacob, died 25 December 1861 of typhoid at Columbia, KY
  • Bailey, Lewis
  • Belk, William T.
  • Blankenship, George W., killed at Battle of Chickamauga, GA., 20 September 1863
  • Bolin, Henry J., discharged for disability
  • Brown, William J., reenlisted January 1864, transferred to 1st Kentucky Battery, Artillery
  • Brummett, James
  • Brummett, John S.
  • Burris, Henry
  • Carnes, Alexander, discharged for disability
  • Carroll, George W., Jr., reenlisted March 1864, transferred to 1st Kentucky Battery, Artillery
  • Carroll, George W., Sr.
  • Coe, Sonville, wounded at Battle of Stone's River in 1862, transferred to Veterans Corps
  • Coffey, Benjamin F., killed at Battle of Stone's River, 31 December 1863
  • Coffey, Cleveland, died in March 1864 at Nashville, TN
  • Coffey, Henry
  • Coffey, Shelby
  • Coffey, Virgil, died with consumption, at Lexington, KY, date not given
  • Coffey, Willis A.
  • Collins, John B.
  • Crisp, William, killed at Battle of Chickamauga, GA., 20 September 1863
  • Dutton, Christopher W., captured at Battle of Chickamauga, 20 September 1863, died of smallpox, VA
  • Elmore, Robert, transferred to 1st Kentucky Battery, Artillery
  • Fox, Francis M., reenlisted January 1864, transferred to 1st Kentucky Battery, Artillery
  • Fugett, Jasper
  • Glover, Joab, died 20 October 1861 at Bryantsville, KY, with typhoid
  • Glover, Job, died 21 November 1862 Russell County
  • Godsey, William, died 1 June 1862 near Corinth, Mississippi
  • Hadley, Richard, transferred to Veterans Reserve Corps
  • Hadley, Thomas
  • Hampton, Thomas, reenlisted March 1864, transferred to 1st Kentucky Battery, Artillery
  • Harris, Felix W.
  • Herriford, Alvis, transferred to Veterans Corps 1863, Corporal
  • Hill, Richard
  • Holt, Benjamin, transferred to 1st Kentucky Battery, Artillery
  • Kerns, Job, discharged for disability
  • Kimbler, John C., transferred to Marine Corps
  • Lawless, Benjamin, died from accidental gun shot wound, 21 November 1862
  • Litterell, James W., died near Camp Green, KY, 10 March 1862
  • Loy, Eli, reenlisted January 1864, transferred to 1st Kentucky Battery, Artillery
  • Loy, Samuel F., died 10 July 1863 at Mooresville, Alabama
  • Lucas, Henry C.
  • Marshall, Charles
  • Marvin, Garland A.
  • McKinley, Ebenezer C., died 3 August 1862 at Dechard Station, Tennessee
  • McKinley, Hector O., discharged for disability
  • Miller, Jacob A.
  • Nesbit, John
  • Paul, John F.
  • Pierce, Aaron, wounded at Battle of Stone's River in 1862, transferred to Veterans Reserve Corps
  • Pierce, James
  • Polley, Harrison Van Buren, killed at Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., 20 September 1863
  • Polston, Alexander D.
  • Popplewell, Flint, died in January 1862 with typhoid at Columbia, KY
  • Popplewell, Mason
  • Popplewell, Richard
  • Reese, Francis B., transferred to 1st Kentucky Battery, Artillery
  • Rexroat, Simon
  • Rexroat, Stewart, died 5 November 1863 Chattanooga, TN from wounds received at Chickamauga
  • Rexroat, William F.
  • Smith, William S.
  • Southerland, John O., discharged for disability
  • Stevens, William M.
  • Tucker, Jackson
  • Turner, John W.
  • Turner, Martin A., killed in personal difficulty, no date given
  • Vanhoy, Christopher C., transferred to Field and Staff, March 1864 Quartermaster Sergeant
  • Webb, William H., died 18 June 1862 at Indianapolis, IN
  • Wells, David, discharged for disability
  • Western, Reuben, died at Nashville, TN from wounds received at Stone's River, 31 December 1863
  • Williams, Smith
  • Wooldridge, Francis M.

Much more is known about many of these men. Several Company G men were from Adair and Russell Counties, several lived out their lives here, others made their way west after the war.


This story was posted on 2015-01-17 12:47:13
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