The 10th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War

A History and Roster


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About the Book

The 10th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Infantry waged battle for the Union for three years during the Civil War, ranging from its home state to Atlanta. This thorough history is filled with personal accounts, including 25 wartime letters written by the men of the regiment and official records of the regiment’s activities, which included action at Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge. The regiment began the war with 867 men, suffered a 40 percent casualty rate at Chickamauga, and helped break Confederate lines at Jonesboro. At the end of the war only 140 men staggered home in victory. Features more than 60 photos, 14 maps, rosters and descriptions of the unit’s soldiers.

About the Author(s)

Dennis W. Belcher has edited or authored nine books on the Civil War and has published in the North & South magazine. He lives in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Bibliographic Details

Dennis W. Belcher

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 235
Bibliographic Info: 77 photos, maps, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4153-2
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5399-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

1. Organizing the 10th Kentucky      3
2. 10th Kentucky Infantry 1862      23
3. 1863 Through Tullahoma      57
4. Chickamauga      73
5. Chattanooga and Missionary Ridge      98
6. Atlanta Campaign      116

Epilogue: Postwar Biographical Information for the Officers      145
A. 10th Kentucky Roster from the Kentucky Adjutant General’s Report, 1866      161
B. 10th Kentucky Information from the Regimental Record Book      177
C. 10th Kentucky Men Buried at National and Soldiers’ Cemeteries
(Rolls of Honor)      194
D. Letters Written by the Men of the 10th Kentucky Infantry      197
Chapter Notes      213

Bibliography      219
Index      223

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “worthwhile study”—Civil War News
  • “if you have an affinity for regimental histories and also for Union Kentucky regiments then you’re in for a real treat. Belcher did a tremendous job researching this book. He has an ancestor in the 10th Kentucky Infantry and it’s that kind of personal connection that turns works like these into labors of love.”—Civil War Book Club
  • “compiling this unit history was clearly a labor of love…a solid contribution”—North & South; “a worthwhile read”—The NYMAS Review