Bartley Ware

Eighteenth Kentucky Infantry.

”The following account, evidently prepared by an officer of the regiment, is here used with emendation.

The 18th Regiment of Kentucky Volunteer Infantry was recruited during the winter of 1861-2, and was mustered into the United States service on the 8th day of February, 1862. During its organization and until August 20, 1862, the command was on duty guarding the Covington & Lexington railroad, with its headquarters at Falmouth, Ky., until April 16, 1862, and then at Lexington, Ky. On the 16th day of June, 1862, a detachment of the regiment, under command of Lieut. Col. Landram, participated in the defense of Cynthiana, Ky., against John H. Morgan, where it sustained a loss of two killed.

On the 20th day of August, 1862, the regiment, about six hundred strong, marched from Lexington, Ky., for Richmond, twenty-six miles, a portion of the regiment remaining on duty on the Kentucky Central railroad. The 18th was attached to the brigade of Maj. Gen. C. M. flay, who was afterward relieved by Brig. Gen. Cruft. On August 30, 1862, it participated in the battle of Richmond, Ky., losing fifty-two killed, one hundred and fifteen wounded and almost the entire remainder of the command captured and paroled. Among the killed were Captains Lewis, Company H, and Culbertson, Company K, and Lieutenants Washburn, Company F, and Dunlap, Company I. Among the wounded and captured were Col. W.. A. Warner, Lieut. Col. J. J. Landram, Capt. M. Mullins, and W. R. Fisk, and Lieutenants Patterson and Moss. J. Hand, Wm. Hobbs, John A. Huddleston, George Huddleston, Isaac Huffman, Wm. B. H. Jones, James Johnting, Jacob Justice, John D. Keith, Alonzo Keith, Benj. Kidwell, Jas. H. Linthecum, Benj. Lancaster, John N. Lancaster, Robert S. Lee, Thos. Lovelace, Geo. W. McGill, Israel F. McGill, Joseph McGill, Rich. A. Mullins, Lewis V. Mockbee, James Murphy, John Murphy, Jas. H. Moore, Reuben K. McClanahan, Andrew J. Neaves, Jas. W. Neaves, Robert Pebworth, John T. Parker, Geo. W. Ross, Ezekiel Rawling, James G. Reed, Alex. Rogers, Michael Shepherd, Stephen Shumate, James Sweeney, Chas. Sempter, Daniel Shoemaker, Robt. H. Taylor, James F. Thomas, Raphael J. Tomlinaon, Wm. Watson, Jas. W. Wilson, Bartley Ware, John M. Weaver…”

Reference Data:

The Union Regiments of Kentucky, by Union Soldier and Sailors Monument Association Louisville Ky, Speed, Pritle and Kelly, 1897, pages 463-67


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