Colonels in Blue—Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee

A Civil War Biographical Dictionary


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About the Book

This biographical dictionary documents the Union army colonels who commanded regiments from Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. Entries are arranged first by state and then by regiment, and provide a biographical sketch of each colonel focusing on his Civil War service. Many of the colonels covered herein never rose above that rank, failing to win promotion to brigadier general or brevet brigadier general, and have therefore received very little scholarly attention prior to this work.

About the Author(s)

Roger D. Hunt, a retired software engineer, has published works on Union colonels from the New England states, New York, Pennsylvania, the Mid-Atlantic states, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, the Mid-Western states, and the Western states and territories. He lives in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Bibliographic Details

Roger D. Hunt

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 260
Bibliographic Info: 332 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2014
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7318-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1386-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1
Regiments  3
Biographies  16
Regiments  135
Biographies  140
Regiments  197
Biographies  200
Bibliography 225
Index of Names 243

Book Reviews & Awards

• Winner, The Eugene Feit Award in Civil War Studies—New York Military Affairs Symposium

• “Of value…a great Civil War resource. [Hunt’s] Colonels in Blue series offers new life to a group of individuals often overlooked by mythologized battles and leaders…meticulously researched and organized…Hunt further humanizes and affirms his deep interest in his subjects through the inclusion of postwar data…Hunt’s sleek organizational style makes for easy reading. Even the most experienced researcher is sure to find unfamiliar gems hidden among his research and bibliographical notes.”—Civil War News

• “Many people consider Hunt a national treasure for his pioneer work documenting high-ranking Union officers…an indispensable research tool for any serious student of the Civil War”—Military Images

• “Excellent…invaluable for serious students of the war, often amusing reading for the casual historian, and a gold mine for genealogical researchers”—The NYMAS Review

• “Excellent…. Frequently, Hunt’s entries are the only biographical treatment available for many of these officers…invaluable for serious students of the war, often amusing reading for the casual historian and a gold mine for genealogical researchers”—StrategyPage