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Native Kentuckians in Civil War

A list of Kentucky natives who saw service in some form during American Civil War.

18 memorials
 George Madison Adams

George Madison Adams

20 Dec 1837 – 6 Apr 1920

US Congressman. He served in the Civil War in the...

Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA

 Robert Anderson

Robert Anderson

14 Jun 1805 – 27 Oct 1871

Civil War Union Brigadier General. He was a...

West Point, Orange County, New York, USA

 Martin Van Buren Bates
No grave photo

Martin Van Buren Bates

9 Nov 1837 – 7 Jan 1919

Folk Figure. Known as the "Kentucky River Giant"...

Seville, Medina County, Ohio, USA

 John Cabell Breckinridge

John Cabell Breckinridge

16 Jan 1821 – 17 May 1875

United States Vice-President, Civil War...

Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA

 John Buford, Jr

John Buford, Jr

4 Mar 1826 – 16 Dec 1863

Civil War Union Major General. One of the Civil...

West Point, Orange County, New York, USA

 Robert Wickliffe Cooper

Robert Wickliffe Cooper

19 Oct 1831 – 8 Jun 1867

Civil War Union Army Officer. Attended Dickenson...

Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA

 John Thomas Croxton

John Thomas Croxton

20 Nov 1836 – 16 Apr 1874

Civil War Union Brigadier General, U.S. Diplomat....

Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA

 Jefferson Finis Davis

Jefferson Finis Davis

3 Jun 1808 – 6 Dec 1889

Confederate States of America President, Author. ...

Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA

 Basil Wilson Duke

Basil Wilson Duke

28 May 1838 – 16 Sep 1916

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. At the...

Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA

 William Henry Herndon

William Henry Herndon

25 Dec 1819 – 18 Mar 1891

Lawyer. He is remembered as the law partner of...

Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA

 Joseph Holt

Joseph Holt

6 Jan 1807 – 1 Aug 1894

Civil War Union Brigadier General, Presidential...

Holt, Breckinridge County, Kentucky, USA

 John Bell Hood

John Bell Hood

29 Jun 1831 – 30 Aug 1879

Civil War Confederate Lieutenant General. He was...

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA

 Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

12 Feb 1809 – 15 Apr 1865

16th United States President. As newly elected...

Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA

 Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel

Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel

20 Jul 1805 – 30 Oct 1862

Civil War Union Major General. Born in...

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA

 John Hunt Morgan

John Hunt Morgan

1 Jun 1825 – 4 Sep 1864

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Born in...

Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA

 William “Bull” Nelson

William “Bull” Nelson

27 Sep 1824 – 29 Sep 1862

Civil War Union Major General. Born in Mayville,...

Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky, USA

 Richard James Oglesby

Richard James Oglesby

25 Jul 1824 – 24 Apr 1899

Civil War Union Brigadier General, Illinois...

Elkhart, Logan County, Illinois, USA

 James Speed

James Speed

11 Mar 1812 – 25 Jun 1887

Lawyer, politician, U.S. attorney general. Served...

Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA

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