6th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry U.S.


6th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry U.S. 

The Boys Who Feared No Noise --

Photos of Field Officers

 

 Walter C. Whitaker of Shelbyville, was the first colonel of the 6th Kentucky. He was promoted to a brigade command in mid-1863. and breveted as a Major General in 1865. Image courtesy of The Filson Historical Society.

 Richard T. Whitaker of Shelbyville, Col. Walter C. Whitaker's brother, rose from 2nd Lt. to Major. Image courtesy of The Filson Historical Society.

Major William Nicholas Hailman, a native of Switzerland and Proffessor of Modern Languages.

Photos of Company Officers

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Robert H. Armstrong from Shelby County,rose from 1st Lt. to Capt., Company F
American Historical Society
Capt. Elisha Hedden, Mount Eden, Ky. Company D, wounded at the Battle of Shiloh
          Courtesy of Greer Family

 

Isaac N. Johnston of Pleasureville, captain of Company H.
Capt. Johnston was wounded at Shiloh and Stones River
and captured at Chickamauga. He escaped from Libby Prison
and rejoined the regiment for the Atlanta Campaign.
 Courtesy of Martha H. Browne

 John L. Chilton of Port Royal in Henry County,

1st Lt., Company H

Courtesy of John L. Chilton

I
Robert C. Barker, a native of England, resided at Latonia Springs, Kenton County, Ky.
   and rose from Private to 1st Lt. in Company A. 
Courtesy of Nancy J. Tretter

Thomas A. Bates, a native of England, resided at Covington, and rose from1st Sgt. to 2nd Lt. in Company A. 
He was wounded at the Battle of Shiloh 
Courtesy of USAMHI

1st Lt. James W. Briscoe, Company D, a resident of Harrisonville, Ky, 
rose from private to 1st Lt. 
Courtesy of Pete Moore (copyrighted)

Quartermaster Michael Billing, a native of Germany, one of original organizers of the regiment

Photo from the Louisville Anzeiger 


Photos of Noncommissioned Officers and Enlisted Men

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 Unidentified soldier from Company E.

Courtesy of Kentucky Historical Society

John Daeuble, a native of Muelheim am Bach in W├╝rttemberg, Germany, resided in Louisville and rose from Private to 1st Sergeant in
Company E, 
He was mortally wounded at the Battle of Pickett's Mill 
Courtesy of Gus Daeuble

 Sgt. John Nichter, Company E, a resident of Louisville and a native of Doerrmbach, Bavarian Rhineland, Discharged 10/6/62 for Disability 

Photo from the Louisville Anzeiger 1898

Victor Stein, a native of Melle,Hannover, Germany, resided in Louisville,and served as Commissary Sgt. 


Source Louisville Anzeiger

 

Elisha S. Brown from Spencer County,
in prewar militia uniform,
served as 1st Sgt. in Company D.
Two of his brothers also served in Company D.
Courtesy of Hugh T. Crutcher
Matthew Herth,Company E, a private from Louisville,
wounded Sept. 19, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga.
Courtesy of Joe Herth


Pvt. Henry C. Terrell of Company D,

a farmer from Mt.Eden in Spencer County 

Courtesy of Marguerite Ledden

Henry Altfeltis, wearing a G.A.R. Medal. A private in Company I, he was severely wounded at the Battle of Shiloh

Courtesy of John A. Altfeltis

John W. Chilton, Company H,  a private from Henry County, served full three-year enlistment

Courtesy of Roberta Waterbury

John P. Easley, Company D, a sergeant from Shelby County, was wounded and disabled on Dec. 31, 1862 at the Battle of Stones River.

Courtesy of Bill Easley

    James H. Hall, Company B, a Wagoner from La Grange, served full three-year enlistment

Courtesy of Russell Hall

Frank Dienst, Compamy G, a private from Louisville, wounded at Missionary Ridge on Nov. 25, 1863

Courtesy of Donna Brost
John Gordon Shuck, Company H
a private from Franklinton, 
wounded and disabled on Dec. 31, 1862 at the Battle of Stones River. 

Robert W. Pemberton, Company B,
a private from Louisville, 
wounded Sept. 19, 1863 at Battle of Chickamauga. 
Courtesy of Jordan Ricketts

John Summit, Company D, a private from Anderson County, served three years.

Courtesy of Mel Yurt


Henry Wulf, Company G,
a private from Louisville,
 served full three-year enlistment 
Courtesy of Steve Jones

 

6th Kentucky Volunteer Infanty Modern Reenactors at Pickett's
Mill Battlefield, Georgia, May 27, 2014
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