The Kentucky 4th Infantry Regiment was organized at Bowling Green, Kentucky, in September, 1861, and became part of the Orphan Brigade or Louisville Legion. Its members were recruited in the counties of Barren, Henderson, Union, Owen, Scott, Green, Jefferson, Taylor, Franklin, Estill, Nicholas, Davies, and Trigg. This unit had 213 men disabled at Shiloh, then was active at Baton Rouge and Jackson. The 4th took an active part in the Battles of Murfreesboro and Chickamauga and saw action in the Atlanta Campaign. During the fall of 1864 it was mounted, aided in the defense of Savannah, and ended the war in North Carolina. It reported 12 killed, 49 wounded, and 8 missing at Murfreesboro, lost twenty-one percent of the 275 engaged at Chickamauga, and totalled 335 men and 251 arms in December, 1863. Few surrendered on April 26, 1865.
Colonels Joseph P. Nuckols, Jr. and Robert P. Trabue; Lieutenant Colonels John A. Adair, Andrew R. Hynes, and Thomas W. Thompson; and Majors Joseph H. Millett, Thomas B. Munroe, Jr., and John B. Rogers.
Assigned to Hanson's, Helm's, and J.H. Lewis' Brigade, Army of Tennessee.
Shiloh, TN - Apr. 6-7, 1862
Aiken, SC - Feb. 11, 1865
The composite rosters of this unit contain the names of 1790 men.
Field Staff and Band
Company A - Barren County
Company C - Union County
Crute - Units of the Confederate States Army
Sifakis - The Compendium of the Confederate Armies
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