FRANKFORT, Ky. –
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Daniel Weisiger Lindsey, A Gentleman and Patriot.
Kentucky’s Ninth Adjutant General, 1864 – 1867.
In 1879, Daniel Weisiger Lindsey, of Frankfort, Kentucky, was recommended for the appointment of U.S. District Judge, numerous complimentary letters were written in his behalf, the following was written by General William Tecumseh Sherman, shows Lindsey’s standing in military circles:
I do feel qualified to speak of General Lindsey as a gentleman and patriot. In 1861, when the safety of this nation hung in the balance and the State of Kentucky seemed the pivot, certain young men, of whom Lindsey was one and prominent, openly joined the Union army, turned the scale, and carried the State of Kentucky into the right path, which led us to victory and national safety.
I was there and shall ever bear testimony to the fact. This government can never do too much for such men as Lindsey, Crittenden, Buckner, Board, Jackson and Rosseau, who at that critical time manfully resisted the influence of Breckinridge, whose personal popularity was almost supreme.
Daniel W. Lindsey was born October 4, 1835, at Frankfort, Kentucky, the oldest of seven children born to Thomas Noble (1807-1877) and Isabella Price Weisiger
Lindsey (1809-1852). Lindsey was raised in Frankfort and attended a local school operated by B. B. Sayre. H went on to attend the Kentucky Military Institute, graduating in 1853. Soon after graduation from KMI, he was engaged in the coal mining business. In 1854, he commenced the study of law with his father and took a full course in the Louisville Law School, graduating with the class of 1857. He commenced the practice of law in Frankfort, where he soon won considerable prominence, and was thus engaged when the country became involved in civil war.
On May 5, 1860, Lindsey had joined the Kentucky State Guard as a member of the Governor’s Guards at Frankfort and was elected First Lieutenant of the company. In August 1860, the company attended the encampment held at Camp Boone in Lexington, during which time the Governor’s Guards was assigned to Colonel Roger Hanson’s Regiment. During the State Guard encampment in May 1861, in Alexander’s Woods in Woodford County, recently promoted Captain Daniel W. Lindsay, struck his company tents, and marched his man home, because recruiting for the Confederate army was allowed in the encampment. Lindsey resigned from the State Guard on July 8, 1861.
As soon as General William “Bull” Nelson opened “Camp Dick Robinson,” in Garrard County, Kentucky, Lindsey went there and assisted in organizing Federal troops from Kentucky.
On September 24, 1861, Lindsey was promoted to the rank of Major, serving as Adjutant to General Thomas L. Crittenden, who at the time was serving as the Inspector-General of Kentucky.
In October 1861, Lindsey was commissioned by the Military Board of Kentucky to raise a regiment, which he at once proceeded to do, with the assistance of George W. Monroe, Orlando Brown, Jr., and other members of his old command, the Governor’s Guards. These men recruited, organized, men from around Frankfort and camped at Camp Prentice. Lindsey and his men were in Frankfort from October to early December when they ordered to Louisa, Kentucky, where they were consolidated with another organization and took the field as the Twenty-Second Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, USA., which was mustered into the service December 12, 1861, at Camp Swigert, Greenup County, Kentucky, with D. W. Lindsey as Colonel; George W. Monroe, Lieutenant-Colonel, and Wesley Cook, Major.
Special Orders, No. 35,
Headquarters Dept. of the Ohio. Louisville, KY., December 17, 1861.
A brigade is hereby formed for duty in Eastern Kentucky, to be constituted as follows:
Eighteenth Brigade, Colonel Garfield, commanding.
42nd Ohio, Colonel Garfield
40th Ohio, Colonel Cranor
14th Kentucky, Col. L. T. Moore
---- Regiment Kentucky Volunteers, Colonel Lindsey.
The regiment was immediately ordered to service in the field, and with his command Colonel Lindsey participated in the campaigns under Brigadier General James Abram Garfield (future 20th
U.S. President) in the Big Sandy Valley, and under Brigadier General George Washington Morgan in the capture of and around Cumberland Gap; from there up the Kanawha; from there to Memphis, Tennessee, where Lindsey was placed permanently in the command of 2nd
Army Corps, consisting of the 54th
Ohio. He reported directly to Brigadier General Peter Joseph Osterhaus.
With command of the 2nd
Brigade, Lindsey participated in the campaigns and battles under Major Generals William Tecumseh Sherman, George Brinton “Little Mac” McClellan, and (Hiram) Ulysses Simpson Grant, against Arkansas Post, Vicksburg, and Jackson, Mississippi; and then under Major General Edward Cresap Ord, commanding the corps. When the 13th
Corps was transferred to the Gulf Department, Lindsey’s health had become impaired by continuous service in the field and being required by medical advice to transfer to a more northern climate, he, on October 14, 1863, resigned his command.
On November 1, 1863, Governor Thomas E. Bramlette commissioned Lindsey the Inspector General of the Kentucky Militia, with the rank of Major General:
Headquarters Kentucky Volunteers,
Frankfort, Nov. 2, 1863.
General Orders, No. 5.
Major General D. W. Lindsey is hereby appointed Inspector General of the State of Kentucky and will be obeyed accordingly.
By order of the Governor:
Adjutant-General of Kentucky.
Headquarters Kentucky State Guard,
Inspector General’s Office,
Frankfort, Ky., Nov. 2, 1863.
General Orders, No. 1.
Having been appointed and commissioned, by his Excellency the Governor, Inspector General for the State of Kentucky, I hereby assume command of the militia of this State, with my headquarters at Frankfort, Ky.
All communications in regard to the organization of the Enrolled Militia and State Guard will be addressed to these headquarters.
My staff will be hereafter announced in General Orders.
D. W. Lindsey,
Inspector General of Kentucky.
Daniel Lindsey married Catherine M. “Kate” Fitch
Lindsey (1840-1927), at her parent’s home in Louisville, Kentucky, on January 19, 1864. To this union four children were born.
In the fall of 1862, Frankfort had been captured by the Confederates, the only Union state capital to fall during the war, it was held for a month. Confederate forces scattered to the south when Union forces advanced on Frankfort from Louisville on October 4, 1862. On June 10, 1864, another attempt to capture Frankfort was made, this time contingent of John Hunt Morgan’s 4th
Kentucky Cavalry under command of Colonel Pryor. Captain John Cooper was sent to scout Frankfort and attack its fortifications. Before dark an attempt was made on Fort Boone, which was defended by town militiamen that included Governor Thomas E. Bramlette and State Attorney General John Marshall Harlan. State Inspector General Daniel W. Lindsey took overall command of the city’s defenses. Following a sharp fight, the Confederates withdrew when night fell. The following day, an attempt was made on the State Arsenal and a demand was made for the city’s surrender. Colonel George W. Monroe of the 22nd
Kentucky Infantry, at home on furlough, refused the demand. The Confederates traded shots across the Kentucky River with the defenders at the arsenal. Unable to persuade the arsenal to surrender and unable to cross the river, the Confederates withdrew to the west. On June 12, part of the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry arrived and took over the defense of the city from the militia and state officials.
On August 1, 1864, Governor Bramlette accepted the resignation of Kentucky Adjutant General John Boyle, appointing Daniel W. Lindsey as Adjutant General to fill the vacancy, and held the position until the fall of 1867. During his time as Adjutant General Lindsey accomplished an extremely important task, the compilation of the Adjutant General’s Report of the State of Kentucky, 1861-1865, a two-volume set which contained the military history of every Union officer and soldier in the Civil War.
In January 1868, General Lindsey resumed the practice of law in Frankfort, with his father, the partnership continued up to his father’s death, in November 1877. He was thoroughly knowledgeable on all branches of the law, and was for some years in general practice, in later years he confined his efforts to civil cases in the State and United States courts. Lindsey was closely identified with the business interests of Frankfort. In 1868, he was appointed a director of the Branch Bank of Kentucky, and in 1884 became its president. He was president of the Capital City Gas and Electric Light Company, and the Frankfort Water Works Company, vice-president of the Kentucky Midland Railway Company, and a director of the Kentucky River Twine Mills. His connection with the municipal affairs of Frankfort came through his position as a member of the Frankfort City Council on which he served for several years. Lindsey was a member of the Episcopal congregation of Frankfort. He also was active in the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), Independent Order of Odd Fellows and had been a life-long Mason in the Hiram Lodge No. 4, Frankfort, having become a Master Mason in April 1859.
Beginning on February 21, 1907, Lindsey started receiving a pension from the federal government for his Civil War service, following his death, his widow, Kate, continued to receive a pension until her death in December 1927.
General Daniel Weisiger Lindsey died at his home, following a short illness, on August 4, 1917, at the age of 82, his body was buried in the Frankfort Cemetery.
Over the years Lindsey’s military service and his life have been memorized. A bronze of Colonel Lindsey, by sculptor T. A. R. Kitson, was dedicated in January 1915 at the Vicksburg National Military Park, Vicksburg, Mississippi.
The historic Vest-Lindsey House located in downtown Frankfort, was once the home of the Thomas Lindsey family, and later Daniel W. Lindsey’s home. The house remained in the Lindsey Family for over a hundred years, in 1965, it was saved from demolition by the state of Kentucky. For many years, the refurbished home served, as the headquarters of the Kentucky Heritage Council, today it is open to the public for tours and state meetings. It is currently owned by the Kentucky Division of Historic Properties.
General Lindsey wrote the following eloquent letter commending the service of Kentucky’s Union Soldiers to Governor Bramlette:
Headquarters Kentucky Volunteers
Adjutant General’s Office
Frankfort, Dec. 1, 1866.
To His Excellency, Thomas E. Bramlette, Governor of Kentucky:
It has been fashionable with some to reflect upon the loyalty of our State, but every true man must feel and cordially confess that Kentucky has, during the late war under circumstances far more trying than those surrounding any other State in the Union, discharged her whole duty. She has, at all times and under all circumstances, promptly responded to the quotas assigned her, not with the mercenary, purchased by excessive State or local bounty, but with citizens prompted by patriotism to the defense of their government. In proof of this, the gallant record of our State, I would refer those doubting to the casualty statistics of this report, the record of battles in which Kentucky troops have borne an honorable part, and lastly to the seventy-nine stand of colors, those silent yet eloquent souvenirs of toil and danger, now displayed in the Capitol of the State, to remain as evidence of the bravery of her sons, and as an incentive to continued patriotism and sacrifice wherever duty calls. Many of these flags have been pierced by shot and shell and their folds stained with the blood of their bearers, but all bearing evidence of the duty which Kentucky troops were expected to and did perform. Certainly no one will rejoice more than your Excellency in the fact that there is not a blemish upon the escutcheon of a single organization from Kentucky.
Your obedient servant,
D. W. Lindsey,
Adjutant General of Kentucky.
Twenty-Second Regiment, Kentucky Infantry, USA
The Twenty-Second Regiment of Kentucky Volunteer Infantry was organized at Camp Swigert, Greenup County, Kentucky, on the 12th
day of December 1861, under Daniel Weisiger Lindsey, as Colonel; George W. Monroe, Lieutenant-Colonel, and Wesley Cook, Major, by which officers, the regiment was principally recruited. Company A was recruited from the City of Louisville and Franklin County; Companies B and C from Greenup County; Company D from Carter County; Company E from Lewis County; Company F from Franklin and Greenup Counties; Company G from Carter and Boyd Counties; Company H and I from Carter County, and Company K from the City of Louisville. Previous to the organization of the regiment, Companies A, K and the larger portion of Company F were stationed at Frankfort, Kentucky, and did efficient service under the direction of the state authority. The remaining companies of the regiment were in Eastern Kentucky, and operated effectively in that section of this state, and, also in West Virginia. Immediately after the organization of the regiment, it was ordered up the Sandy Valley, and rendered most important service in the expedition against the rebel general, Humphrey Marshall. A detachment of the Twenty-Second, and of the Fourteenth Kentucky Infantry, under command of Lieutenant Colonel Monroe, during the battle of Middle Creek, charged and dislodged from a strong position the command of General John “Cerro Gordo” Williams, C.S.A., which movement, as the commanding officer, General James Garfield, reports, was "determinate of the day.” The mission up the Sandy having been accomplished, the Twenty-Second was ordered by way of Louisville to Cumberland Gap and proved to be one of the regiments chiefly relied upon by General George W. Morgan for the capture of that point. During the stay of General Morgan at the Gap, the discipline and efficiency of this regiment was frequently mentioned in general orders, and after the battle of Tazewell to the Twenty-Second was assigned the duty of covering the retreat of John F. De Courcy's Brigade from that field. During the retreat of General Morgan's Division from Cumberland Gap, to the Ohio River, this regiment was assigned to responsible duty, and discharged the same in such manner as to receive the praise of the commanding general. Immediately after reaching the Ohio River, Morgan's Division, with the exception of General Absalom Baird's Brigade, was ordered up the Kanawha Valley to the relief of General Jacob Dolson Cox. After driving the enemy beyond Gauley Bridge the same command was ordered south, and reached Memphis, Tennessee, about the 15th
day of November 1862. At this place the division received some additional recruits, and the Twenty-Second was augmented by some thirty men from Captain Robert B. Taylor's Company, Thirty-Second Kentucky, who were assigned to Company I, and Captain Frank A. Estep, successor to Captain Taylor, was assigned to the command of that company. The regiment, then composing a part of Morgan's Division, of William Tecumseh Sherman's command, proceeded down the Mississippi River, and on the 28th
of December 1862, attacked the works of the enemy, upon the Yazoo River, at Haynes' Bluff, or Chickasaw Bayou. In the charge on the 29th
, the Twenty-Second lost a number of killed and wounded, among whom were those gallant officers Captains Daniel Garrard Jr. and William B. Hegan, and Lieutenant Jabez Truett, killed, and Lieutenant Colonel Monroe, Captains Alexander Bruce and John T. Gathright, and Lieutenants Williamson W. Bacon and William K. Gray, wounded. Shortly after the battle of Chickasaw Bayou, the Army of the Mississippi, under Major General John A. McClernand, captured and destroyed Arkansas Post, a strong position upon the Arkansas River, in which affair the Twenty-Second bore an honorable part. After remaining at Young's Point and Milliken's Bend two or three months this regiment, with McClernand's Corps, the Thirteenth, of which it formed a part, took the lead in the movement, by way of Bruinsburg, to invest Vicksburg from the rear; the Twenty-Second performing an important part in all the engagements incident thereto, as well as in the capture of Vicksburg. After the surrender of that important point the regiment marched with the brigade to which it was attached, and assisted in the capture of Jackson, Mississippi. The Twenty-Second, then following the fortune of the Thirteenth Army Corps, was sent to the Gulf Department, where it rendered good service. The regiment veteranized at Baton Rouge in March 1864, and was consolidated with the Seventh Kentucky Veteran Infantry; the non-veterans being mustered out at Louisville, Kentucky, January 20, 1865.
In almost all of which the regiment was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Monroe; Colonel Lindsey being in command of the brigade or division. As an evidence of the appreciation in which this regiment was held by commanding officers, the following official correspondence and orders are published:
Headquarters Ky. Volunteers, A.G.O.
Frankfort, January 30, 1862.
Col. D. W. Lindsey, 22nd Ky. Volunteers, Paintsville:
Colonel: All accounts concur in giving honor and praise to your men engaged in Middle Creek fight. The reported gallantry of your men has given infinite satisfaction to their friends here.
Very truly yours,
(Signed ) Jno. W. Finnell ,
Adjutant-General Kentucky Volunteers.
Headquarters 13th Army Corps,
Near Vicksburg, June 5, 1863.
Governor: I have the honor to inform you that there are two general officers and three regiments, the 7th, 19th and 22nd Ky., in the 13th Army Corps, Department of the Tennessee, under my command, who crossed the Mississippi river with me, at Bruensburg, below Grand Gulf, on the 30th day of April, and who took part in the battles of Thompson's Hill, on the 1st of May; Champion Hills, on the 16th; Big Black Bridge, on the 17th of May, and at Vicksburg, beginning on the 19th of May and continuing up to the present time.
I am most happy, sir, to congratulate you, and, through you, your noble state, for the victories won by the common effort of her brave sons with those of sister states, and to bear testimony to the gallantry, bravery and good conduct of her officers and men in all these bloody struggles. They bore themselves with the unflinching steadiness of veterans, both under galling fires of artillery and musketry, and in making charges upon fortified lines.
They have shown themselves compeer and fit companions in arms with brave men of sister states in a series of battles, in which it has become impossible to make particular mention of those who distinguished themselves, without mentioning, individually, both officers and men.
Your most obedient servant,
(Signed ) John A. McClernand,
Major -General Commanding 13th Army Corps. Dept of the Tenn.
His Excellency James F. Robinson, Governor of Kentucky.
NOTE: During the operations in the South, the Twenty-Second Infantry belonged to Daniel W. Lindsey's 2nd
Brigade of Osterhaus' Division, 13th
The following are extracts from the official reports of Major General John A. McClernand of date June 17, 1863, headquarters 13th
Army Corps, Vicksburg, Mississippi:
BATTLE OF CHAMPION HILL.
. . . In front of my center, as well as by right, the enemy appeared in great numbers. Garrard's brigade was hard pressed, and Gen. Osterhaus requested that it should be supported. All of Lawler's brigade of Carr's division, except a reserve of one regiment, also advanced to support Lindsey's, who had pushed a charge near the mouth of the battery. Lawler's brigade here cast the trembling balance in our favor. Himself narrowly escaping the effect of a shell his men joined Lindsey, and both dashed forward, shooting down the enemy's battery, horses, driving away his gunners and capturing two pieces of cannon. The enemy, thus beaten at all points, fled in confusion, the main body along the road leading to Vicksburg, a fragment to the left of that road. Gen. Carr's division taking the advance, hotly pressed the former, and Lindsey's and Burbridge's brigades the latter, until night closed in, each taking many prisoners.
BATTLE OF BIG BLACK RIVER.
. . . Osterhaus' division was ordered to form to the right of the road, Lindsey's brigade in front and the remaining two regiments of Garrard's brigade obliquely on the left and rear of Lindsey's, to counteract any movement in that direction. My right center and left engaged the enemy with increasing effect; and, dashing forward under a heavy fire across a narrow field, and with fixed bayonets, carried the enemy's works, capturing many prisoners and routing him. This feat was eminently brilliant and reflects the highest credit upon the gallant officers and men of Gen. Lawler's and Osterhaus' commands, who achieved it. It was determinate of the success of the day. Most of the enemy escaped to the commanding bluff, on the opposite side of the river, while others, hotly pressed by Benton's brigade and the right of Lindsey's, were cut off from that escape; and, driven to the left and down the river, upon the left of Lindsey's and the front of Burbridge's brigades, fell into their hands.
SIEGE OF VICKSBURG—STORMING ON 22nd OF MAY.
. . . Five minutes before 10 o'clock the bugle sounded the charge, and at 10 o'clock my columns of attack moved forward, and within fifteen minutes Lawler's and Landram's brigades had carried the ditch, slope and bastion of a fort. Some of the men, emulous of each other, rushed into the fort, finding a piece of artillery, and in time to see the men who had been serving and supporting it escape behind another defense commanding the interior of the former. Within fifteen minutes after Lawler's and Landram's success Benton's and Burbridge's brigades, fired by the example, rushed forward and carried the ditch and slope of a heavy earthwork, and planted their colors on the latter. Men never fought more gallantly, nay, more desperately. For more than eight long hours they maintained their ground with death like tenacity; neither the blazing sun nor the deadly fire of the enemy shook them; their constancy and valor filled me with admiration. The spectacle was one never to be forgotten. Meantime, Osterhaus' and Hovey's forces, forming the column of assault on the left, pushed forward, under a severe fire, upon a more extended line, until an enfilading fire from a strong redoubt on their left front, and physical exhaustion, compelled them to take shelter behind a ridge. Here they could distinctly hear the words of hostile command. Their skirmishers, however, kept up the conflict.
While referring to the reports of division, brigade and regimental commanders, for particular notice of the officers of their commands most distinguishing themselves, it is proper, as commander of the corps, that I should recommend Brig. Gens. Hovey, Carr and Osterhaus for promotion; also Cols. Slack, Stone, Keigwin, Landram, Lindsey and Mudd. The skill, valor and signal services of those officers entitle them to it.
The history of the Seventh Kentucky Infantry is here referred to as illustrating the service in the same campaigns with the Twenty-Second. For faithful and gallant service Colonel Daniel W. Lindsey was recommended for promotion to Brigadier-General. He was ordered to Kentucky to be assigned to the position of Adjutant-General of the State. Under his administration of this office the efficiency of the Kentucky regiments was greatly increased. After the war he published the invaluable collection of records, known as the Adjutant General's Report. He is at this date one of the most eminent lawyers in Kentucky and resides at Frankfort. Orlando Brown, Jr., Adjutant of the Twenty-Second, subsequently became Lieutenant-Colonel of the Fourteenth Kentucky Infantry. (Reference: Union Regiments of Kentucky
, pp. 504-512.)
Organized at Louisa, Kentuccky, January 20, 1862.
Attached to 18th
Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to March 1862.
Division. Army of the Ohio, to October 1862.
Brigade, District of West Virginia, Department of the Ohio, to November 1862.
Division, Right Wing 13th
Army Corps (Old), Department of the Tennessee, to
Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, to January 1863.
Army Corps, to February 1863.
Army Corps, to July 1863.
Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to August 1863;
Department of the Gulf, to September 1863. 3rd
Army Corps, to
Plaquemine, District of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Department of the Gulf, to March 1864.
Army Corps, to June 1864.
Army Corps, Department of the Gulf, to December 1864.
Operations in Eastern Kentucky until March 1862.
Garfield's Campaign against Humphrey Marshall December 23, 1861, to January 30, 1862. Advance on Paintsville, Kentucky, December 30, 1861, to January 7, 1862.
Jennie's Creek January 7, 1862.
Occupation of Paintsville January 8, 1862.
Abbott's Hill, January 9. 1862.
Middle Creek, near Prestonsburg, Kentucky, January 10, 1862.
Occupation of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, January 11, 1862.
Expedition to Pound Gap, Cumberland Mountains, March 14 – 17, 1862.
Pound Gap, March 16, 1862.
Cumberland Gap Campaign, March 28 - June 18, 1862.
Cumberland Mountain, April 28, 1862.
Occupation of Cumberland Gap, June 18 – September 16, 1862.
Operations about Cumberland Gap, August 2 – 6, 1862.
Tazewell, August 6, 1862.
Evacuation of Cumberland Gap and retreat to Greenup, on the Ohio River, September 16 – October
West Liberty, Kentucky, September 24, 1862.
Expedition to Charleston, Virginia, October 21 – November 10, 1862.
Moved to Memphis, Tennessee, November 10 – 15, 1862 and duty there until December 20, 1862.
Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, December 20, 1862, to January 3, 1863.
Chickasaw Bayou, December 26 – 28, 1862.
Chickasaw Bluff, December 29, 1862.
Expedition to Arkansas Post, Arkansas, January 3 – 10, 1863.
Assault and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10 – 11, 1863.
Moved to Young's Point, Louisiana, January 17 – 22 and duty there until March,1863.
Operations from Milliken's Bend to New Carthage, March 31 – April 17, 1863.
Movement on Bruinsburg, and turning Grand Gulf, April 25 – 30, 1863.
Battle of Port Gibson. May 1, 1863.
Battle of Champion Hill, May 16, 1863.
Big Black River Bridge, May 17, 1863.
Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi, May 18 – July 4, 1863.
Assaults on Vicksburg, Mississippi, May 19 and 22, 1863.
Advance on Jackson, Mississippi, July 5 – 10, 1863.
Near Clinton, July 8, 1863.
Siege of Jackson, July 10 – 17, 1863.
At Big Black, until August 13, 1863.
Ordered to New Orleans, Louisiana, August 13, 1863.
Duty at Carrollton, Brashear City and Berwick until October 1863.
Western Louisiana Campaign, October 3 – November 21, 1863.
Duty at Plaquemine, November 21, 1863, to March 24, 1864; and at Baton Rouge until April,
Ordered to Alexandria, reporting there April 26, 1864.
Red River Campaign, April 26 – May 22, 1864.
Graham's Plantation, May 5, 1864.
Retreat to Morganza, Louisiana, May 13 – 20, 1864.
Mansura, Louisiana, May 16, 1864.
Expedition to the Atchafalaya, Louisiana, May 31 – June 6, 1864.
Duty at Morganza, Louisiana, at mouth of the White River, Arkansas, and at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, until
The regiment lost a total of 199 men during service; 3 officers and 48 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 3 officers and 145 enlisted men died of disease.
(Reference: Dyer's A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion)
PLACE COLORS OF THE 22ND
KENTUCKY IMAGE HERE.
Colors of the Twenty-Second Kentucky following the charge at Chickasaw Bluff, Mississippi, December 29, 1862. It was reported by the color bearer, a Hungarian by the name of Nick Ember, of Company A, fought most gallantly in defense of the flag, and cut a rebel down while attempting to take it from him. However, an exploding shell torn the flag into sheds, Nick became frightened and bewildered, threw the staff away and would never carry the colors again. The colors were eagerly snatched up and carried for the remainder of the fight by a young Corporal, who was later rewarded for the act by being commissioned a Second Lieutenant.
Twenty-Second Regiment, Kentucky Infantry, USA
Field and Staff
Daniel W. Lindsey, George W. Monroe.
William J. Worthington.
Wesley Cook, John Hughes.
Orlando Brown, Jr., Joseph W. Roberts, Francis C. Robb.
E. F. Dulin, John Paul Jones, James F. Tureman, Shadrach L. Mitchell, James
Benjamin F. Stevenson, Henry Manfred.
William R. Davidson.
Samuel S. Sumner.
Charles W. Hillerman, John T. Gathright.
John P. Vance, Charles G. Shanks.
Sidney Van Bibber.
John B. Campbell, John T. Harrington.
City of Louisville and Franklin County.
Arthur J. Harrington.
James W. Barbee.
Thomas Collins, William H. Milam, Henry Simmons, John Rohner, Jacob Edinger,
John T. Harrington, Oliver J. Howard.
Enoch Napier, George Tanner, Jacob Fisher, Jeremiah Wells, John Welsh, Philip
Snider, John C. Seibert, George Rammers.
Collins, James W.
Cook, Albert L.
Galloway, Charles L.
Galloway, Hardy J.
Gathright, John T.
Goldsmith, Victor E.
Hawkins, Charles F.
Hensley, John T.
McCoy, John T.
Milam, John T.
Nerns, George Perry
Shay, Michael H.
Smith, William H.
Tevis, Thomas S.
Walls, William T.
Wells, James A.
Welsh, John II.
Captains: William J. Worthington, John L. Godman.
First Lieutenants: Henry E. Evans, Daniel W. Steele.
Sergeants: Jacob Cochran, Amos Reeder, James Hanner, Henry G. Thomas, George Russell,
Robert A. Callihan, Charles L. Nevins, Davisson Milton.
Corporals: Daniel B. Davidson, Samuel T. Lambert, Samuel W. Hardwick, John M. Dupey,
Henry Colegrove, John Cunningham, Sidney Vanbibber, William Guilky, Arthur Steele.
Musician: William H. Crawford.
Akers, Robert B.
Barber, Henry C.
Barney, John T.
Callihan, James M.
Callihan, James Mc.
Callihan, Samuel S.
Coon, James C.
Cummins, John S.
Davis, Jeremiah W.
Davis, Robert D.
Davis, Thomas D.
Floyd, William J.
Glover, Joshua R.
Halley, James A.
Harding, George W.
Howe, Winfield S.
Hunt, Morrison B.
Jacobs, Henry C.
Johnson, Samuel W.
Myers, Henry H.
Nevis, Edward S.
Rice, Joseph C.
Robb, Joseph M.
Sellers, David S.
Smith, James E.
Stewart, Charles W.
Ward, John B.
Woolery, Daniel H.
Captain: John F. Lacy.
First Lieutenant: Francis C. Robb.
Second Lieutenant: Robert Montgomery.
Sergeants: Riley Richards, Shadrack L. Mitchell, Sandford Stewart, Eugene A. Shaw, James
Smith, John Patton.
Corporals: William P. Martin, William Swap, James Hartley, John McNeil, James R. Chapman,
Benjamin F. Mitchell, Abednigo Burton, Marcellus Cameron, Benjamin F. Fugitt, Patrick Carroll.
Musician: Jacob Bolles.
Wagoner: Jesse Keaton.
Abrams, Joseph W.
Bailey, Thomas W.
Boyle, John W.
Carr, William H.
Darby, George W.
Fugitt, George W.
Hays, William B.
Howe, Henry W.
Kritzer, George C.
Miles, John W.
Shanks, Charles G.
Smith, Colisby B.
Smith, James P.
Vance, John P.
Virgin, Hiram B.
Virgin, Samuel T.
Wilson, Charles H.
Captains: James W. Scott, James G. Milligan.
First Lieutenant: James W. Barbee.
Second Lieutenant: John A. Gilbert, James A. Watson.
Sergeants: James H. Reeder, Duncan S. McLaren, George W. Bocook, John Gavern, Daniel F.
Corporals: James Fults, Andrew J. Jacobs, James A. Brown, James H. Clark, Henry C. Morris,
Barney Cline, John B. Erwin, Robert H. Miller, Jesse Wilburn.
Musicians: James L. Vandegriff, Jeremiah Biggs.
Wagoner: William Jackson.
Aldridge, H. W.
Aldridge, Stephen H.
Alexander, Andrew J.
Bellomy, Townley H.
Cline, James W.
Dulin, James W.
Fults, John W.
Gasaway, William H.
Gilbert, James M.
Gilbert, Samuel T.
Gorman, Andrew J.
Hale, Andrew J.
Ham, Edward M.
Ham, John W.
Ham, William M.
James, William E.
Jeffries, Henry S.
Lawhorn, John W.
Loper, George W.
McGlone, John N.
Mead, James M.
Miller, William S.
Perry, James J.
Perry, William N.
Ray, John W.
Reeder, George W.
Smith, George W.
Smith, John P.
Tabor, David H.
Tabor, George H.
Wilburn, Harvey A.
Williams, George W.
Zimmerman, Charles M.
Captains: Lewis P. Ellis, Alexander Bruce.
First Lieutenants: David C. Thoroman.
Second Lieutenants: Elijah Scott, William B. Hegan, Jabez Truett.
Sergeants: Job Davis, Perry G. P. Bruce, William Runnion, Socrates Parker, Richard M. Worley,
William C. Stewart, John Littleton.
Corporals: John Woodworth, Lafayette Spriggs, Francis M. Jones, Samuel McLaughlin, Richard
M. Johnson, William R. Poe, Alexander Bell, Samuel L. Winter, George T. Kibby.
Ashford, George B.
Baker, Thomas B.
Biggs, Reuben A. P.
Biggs, William H. C.
Bruce, Simon M.
Burris, Henry M.
Carver, Pierce Jr.
Carver, Pierce Sr.
Carver, Saint Clair
Clark, Francis H.
Clark, William H.
Cole, James A.
Cremedus, Andrew I.
Davis, Stephen S.
Dugan, Eli C.
Gilbert, William R.
Harper, John Y.
Hillerman, Charles W.
Horsley, William T.
James, Lindorf H.
Johnson, William I.
Lambert, Anthony W.
Lawhorn, George W.
Loper, James R.
Loper, Thomas J.
McLelland, Nathan B.
Morris, Benjamin T.
Poe, James M.
Ratcliffe, Marion B.
Ratcliffe, Philip S.
Ruggles, William A.
Ruggles, William H.
Scott, Jacob C.
Scott, James P.
Smith, George W.
Spriggs, Benjamin Sr.
Spriggs, Benjamin F.
Summons, Oliver M.
Tabor, Erastus G.
Wood, William P.
Zornes, James A.
Franklin and Greenup Counties.
Captains: Daniel Garrard, Jr., Williamson W. Bacon.
First Lieutenant: James Morton.
Second Lieutenants: William H. Sneed, Richard J. Frayne.
Sergeants: Edward W. Vaughn, Moses A. Pickens, William P. Cooper, Jackson Roberts, Garland
R. Bullock, John Bransom.
Corporals: David C. Bledsoe, Mathew Lowder, Benjamin Merchant, Jacob Pffeifer, John
Ridenower, Charles Rosson, Joseph Montgomery, Michael C. Kain, William Bush, George W. Merchant.
Brawner, Henry K.
Bristow, Francis P.
Bristow, Franklin S.
Brown, Orlando Jr.
Cameron, William E.
Campbell, John B.
Clemens, Franklin C.
Cook, Alfred L.
Cooper, George W.
Cressey, William H.
Dean, Thomas D.
Dixon, John C.
Farson, John B.
Fitemaster, George W.
Hall, George W.
Henderson, John T.
Howe, Henry E.
Hunter, Thomas J.
King, Robert O.
Pitman, George R.
Pitman, Richard H.
Polk, Theodore F. C.
Quinn, Byron J.
Riley, William J.
Roberts, Joseph W.
Shaw, James T.
Shea, James A.
Wells, Leonard L.
West, Thomas E.
Willis, George W.
Carter and Boyd Counties.
Captains: John Paul Jones, William B. Hegan, Evan D. Thomas, Jacob Swigert, Jr.
First Lieutenant: Charles L. Nevius.
Second Lieutenant: Harry B. Litteral.
Sergeants: Cyrus Palmer, John Palmer, Levi W. Cline, Nelson T. Keeton, James M. Cartee,
Henry J. Connelly, John Peterson.
Corporals: Harvey Stewart, Thomas Dixon, Thomas Johnson, Wm. Peterson, John Lawhorn,
John Martin, John Hambleton, Obediah Scott, James Burchett, George Peterson, Gren T. Smith.
Musicians: Robert Warnock, John T. Warden, Daniel McLaughlin.
Wagoner: William G. Willis.
Combs, William W.
Connelly, John S.
Craine, Leonard A.
Davis, George F.
Dixon, George O.
Dixon, George Jr.
Drake, Martin L.
Dunaway, William F.
Edmonson, William R.
Foster, John J.
Geiske, Henry W.
Gilbert, Speed B.
Grimes, Andrew W.
Hartley, Green V.
Holbrook, John H.
Hood, Erastus M.
Keeton, Jefferson S.
Logan, Riley R.
Rice, Alfred G.
Roberts, Hiram B.
Sellards, James W.
Sellards, John T.
Sellards, Wylie W.
Stephens, Frank N.
Stephens, John N.
Stewart, Charles H.
Tyrie, James H.
Unkroot, John B.
Welsh, Junius B.
White, Samuel Y.
Young, William H.
Captains: Edwin Cook, John T. Gathright, Stephen Nethercutt.
First Lieutenant: Thomas P. Harper.
Second Lieutenant: John Everman, Sr.
Sergeants: David R. Shehein, Robert S. Strother, Robert L. Ward, George W. Nethercutt,
Thomas S. Coley, Jacob Walker, Middleton McGuire.
Corporals: Stephen Wootin, William Hood, Burrell W. Burchett, Ralph S. J. Ball, Robert Gee,
Henry L. Downs, David L. Downs.
Musician: Jesse H. Shepherd.
Wagoner: Andrew J. Hood.
Ball, Joseph D.
Ball, Walter N.
Biggs, Henry A.
Biggs, William H. C.
Boggs, James M.
Bush, Charles A.
Colegrove, Jedediah D.
Coley, William D.
Conn, James M.
Davis, Andrew J.
Davis, James H.
Day, Thomas A.
Evans, George W.
Evans, William R.
Everman, John Jr.
Gee, David T.
Gee, Micajah S.
Gray, Francis M.
Haney, Colonel W.
Hood, James R.
Humphrey, John A.
Humphrey, William J.
Hyrne, Robert T.
James, Basil R.
Justice, James C.
Justice, William C.
Keeton, Mason W.
Lawhorn, George W.
Long, Isaac M.
McMillon, George W.
Parsons, Gabriel C.
Perkins, George W.
Sparks, Peter P.
Captains: Jordon Nethercutt, Frank A. Estep, William K. Gray.
First Lieutenants: Jeremiah Noland, Charles G. Shanks.
Second Lieutenant: William Nethercutt.
Sergeants: Samuel Huston, Edward B. Coleman, Cyrus T. Cartwright, John B. Veach, James
Nolan, George W. Low, Joshua Ison.
Corporals: Esquire Mullins, Mortimer Devour, George W. Lyons, James M. Pearson, Thomas
D. Zornes, Samuel F. Epperson, Elijah W. Gilbert, Charles Hunt, John E. Rice, Pleasant Adams.
Musicians: George Gerholt, Christy P. Savage, Henderson Johnson.
Adams, Charles S.
Adams, Daniel S.
Back, Jacob F.
Bradly, Henry R.
Burke, John R.
Chism, George W.
Cook, Harrison W.
Crumbaugh, George W.
Davies, Henry O.
Dickerson, George W.
Dickins, Benjamin F.
Easly, George W.
Gallihue, James W.
Gayle, John M.
Gore, John R.
Hill, Wiley B.
James, Jesse C.
Key, George W.
Lacy, Kennis F.
Marshall, Charles J.
Mitchell, Isaac C.
Noell, William F.
Owen, Spillman C.
Patrick, William R.
Ritchie, Madison T.
Sergeant, Elijah H.
Sheets, Andrew J. Sr.
Sheets, Andrew J. Jr.
Swigert, Jacob Jr.
Tweedie, George W.
Walker, John B.
Willhoit, Ephraim B.
City of Louisville.
Captains: Louis Schweizer, Charles Gutig.
First Lieutenant: Gustav Wehrle.
Sergeants: Jacob Klotter, Nicholas Ember, Adam Warner, Henry Stachelshad, Valentine Loesh,
Corporals: Benjamin Lochner, Lucas Rhine, George Klotter, Felix Gross, John Wappelle, Paul
Resch, John Duckweiler, Lorenz Schaffner, Joseph Brenner, Lorenz Horn, John Hortz, Billus Kohl, Joseph Acht.
Emig, John Baptist
Miller, Charles C.
Russ, John Philip