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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 , 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.
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.
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