The following Civil War unit was made up of men from the JP of KY. Of major interest are:
Co. C-E - were mostly from Graves Co;
Co. F-H - were mostly from Ballard Co.
CIVIL WAR UNIT: 8th KY Regiment, CSA
FUNCTION: Infantry; (later) Mounted
MUSTERED IN : Hopkinsville, KY; 1861-1862
COMMANDING: Lt-Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest
HISTORY: 8th Infantry Regiment was organized in September, 1861, at Camp Boone, Tennessee. The unit was captured at Fort Donelson , and of the 312 engaged, 99 were killed or wounded. After being exchanged it was attached to Tilghman's and Buford's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. It sustained 11 casualties at Coffeeville, then was involved in numerous engagements around Jackson. During the spring of 1864 the regiment was mounted and assigned to General Lyon's Brigade. It reported 17 disabled in the expedition from Memphis into Mississippi and 32 in the fight at Harrisburg. Later it skirmished in Alabama and surrendered in May, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Henry C. Burnett and Hylan B. Lyon, Lieutenant Colonel A.R. Shacklett, and Majors Jabez Bingham and R.W. Henry.
This might also be of interest to those descendants of men who served in the 12th KY Cavalry, CSA.
This unit was merged with the 8th Ky. Inf. Mtd. in March 1865; under field officers Col. Hylan B.Lyon ; Col. W.W.
Faulkner ; Lt-Col. W.D. Lannon ; Major John Malone ; Major T.S. Tate, Jr.
If you have an ancestor who served in this regiment, and have an interest in corresponding with others who are
also the descendants of these men, please respond to:
TERRY or MARTHA SMITH
Looking forward to hearing from you, Terry & Martha