Friday, December 14, 2012

An Active Kentucky Unit

The 28th Kentucky Infantry mustered out of service, after a long battle record on December 14th 1865.

The 28th Kentucky Infantry was organized in the New Haven, Kentucky area.  They mustered into Union service for a three year term in the command of Colonel William P Boone on October 8th 1862.  The 28th was made a part of the 16th Brigade of the Union Army of the Ohio in January 1862.

They moved around Kentucky and Tennessee doing guard duty on various railroads protecting them from Confederate raiders.  The men of the 28th saw action in many battles including Gordon’s Mills, Resaca, Kennesaw Mountain, Jonesboro, and Franklin.  The 28th was mustered out of duty December 14th 1865.

The 28th had 37 officers and enlisted killed, and another 75 died from disease during their service.

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