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Capt Henry Ashburn Tyler
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Birth: Apr. 2, 1838
Hickman
Fulton County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Apr. 26, 1915
Hickman
Fulton County
Kentucky, USA

Educated as an attorney, Captain Henry Ashburn Tyler first joined the confederate army in May 1861 as a member of the 5th Tn. Inf. Not satisfied with the life of a foot soldier, Tyler transferred to the 12th Ky Cavalry after one year of infantry service. And it was while a member of the Ky regiment that the young officer became a colleague of the war's most famous cavalryman, Rebel Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Tyler's battalion frequently served as Forrest's shock troops, sneaking up on the Union enemy in preparation for the general's attack. Forrest greatly appreciated Tyler's bravery and military skills, and after the Confederate Veteran magazine stated Tyler "enjoyed the enviable distinction of having been mentioned for gallantry in action mort than any officer in the Confederate cause."

Captain Tyler obtained a number of distinctions following the Civil War. He became a Ky. state senator, serving the people of the commonwealth that his great grandfather, U.S. Captain Robert Tyler had explored with the legendary Daniel Boone. Henry Tyler also kept his ties to the defunct Confederacy he had once fought for, obtaining the rank of Lt. general in the United Confederate Veterans organization. And, he remained loyal to the memory of Forrest, acting as commander of the U.C.V. group, Forrest's Cavalry Corps.

Tyler, an active philanthropist in his community of Hickman, Ky., died at his estate, Oakwood Farm, on April 26, 1915. 
 
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 Parents:
  Austin S Tyler (1801 - 1872)
  Susannah S. Ashborn Tyler (1808 - 1887)
 
 Spouse:
  Bettie Fowlkes Tyler (1843 - 1893)*
 
 Children:
  Thomas Fowlkes Tyler (1869 - 1883)*
  Henry Ashburn Tyler (1874 - 1898)*
 
 Siblings:
  Robert Duval Tyler (1836 - 1861)*
  Henry Ashburn Tyler (1838 - 1915)
  America H Tyler (1840 - 1844)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hickman City Cemetery
Hickman
Fulton County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: JFJN
Record added: May 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69299480
Capt Henry Ashburn Tyler
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Capt Henry Ashburn Tyler
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Capt Henry Ashburn Tyler
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Thank you for your service!
- Linda Mac
 Added: May. 2, 2016
CSA
- Gene Kissiar Commander Purchase Brigade SCV
 Added: Jan. 2, 2016
To the memory of a Life of Honor, Courage, and Service. Let us ALL strive to live by your example !
- Charlie Hammett
 Added: Dec. 14, 2015
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