6th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry U.S.


The Hazen's Brigade Monument 

at Stones River National Battlefield Park


At the Battle of Stones River, the Nineteenth Brigade, commanded by Col. William B. Hazen, was attached to the Fourth Division, Left Wing, Army of the Cumberland, and consisted of the 110th Illinois, 9th Indiana, 6th Kentucky, and 41st Ohio Infantry Regiments.Colonel 

Hazen wrote after the war in his book entitled A Narrative of Military Service: "The best service of my command in the war was at the battle of Stone River. As the battle reached the left, we seized a little eminence, not more than three feet higher than the ground around it, just to the left of the Murfreesboro Pike and in front of a little clump of timber known as the Round Forest. This ground had been held by the troops of General Thomas J. Wood, but had just been given up by them, as they had all been withdrawn to help the right, excepting two regiments of Wagner's brigade which held a ford a half-mile away. We successfully defended it against the repeated assaults of the enemy through the entire day. It was the only part of the original line of battle that was held, and it proved to be the pivital point and key of the Federal position."

South Face (facing the Nashville Pike)

South Face (facing the Nashville Pike)

Inscription on South Face

 East Face

 The following soldiers of the 6th Kentucky are buried near the monument.

Company A:

Pvt. James Mulberry

Company E:

Pvt .Franz Bassell

Company G:

Pvt. Joseph Kram

Pvt. Joseph Maas

Pvt. Adam Maus (Mans)

Pvt. John Matly

Pvt. Bernhard Schnell 

Company K:

Pvt. Charles Hitner

Others

Lt. Col. George T. Cotton and Capt. Charles S. Todd were slain during the battle and their remains returned to Kentucky for burial.

Cpl. Henry C. Cardwell of Company B and Pvt. Joshua McKee of Company H are listed as killed during the battle but their places of burial are unknown.


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