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On 21 Nov 2011 at 01:38 GMT Marie (Ward) Mills wrote:
Private - Company B, 14th KY Vol Inf Reg; died near Kennesaw Mountain, GA of wounds from Battle of Kolb's Farm
On 21 Nov 2011 at 01:13 GMT Marie (Ward) Mills wrote:
On the Confederate side, many local soldiers enlisted in Captain William J. Fields "Fields Partisan Rangers" and the 10th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment commanded by Colonel George R. Diamond.
The war lasted 3 years, 11 months, 27 days and saw thousands of her sons and daughters perish. Evidence of Civil War Soldiers in Lawrence County has been recorded in Court Order Books, cemetery records, federal census, Pensioners Lists, pension application papers, and DAR records.
Best regiment in the Twenty-Third Army Corps…" Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman
"I could take 100 such regiments as the 14th Kentucky, led by such men as Colonel Gallup, and capture Richmond or Washington City." General Joseph Hooker
"This gallant regiment detained the enemy an hour and a half, and only retired to the main line when ordered to do so, contesting stubbornly every foot of ground." Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield
"I had ordered Colonel Gallup to retire to the main line with his regiment if he was hard pressed, but he remained in position, until finding the attack a determined one, I ordered him peremtorily to fall back to the main line. The regiment came back slowly and in good order." Brig. Gen. Milo S. Hascall
"Col. George W. Gallup, Lieutenant Colonel Brown, and Major Thomas, of this regiment, deserve special mention in this place for their coolness, courage, and good management in fighting their commands and bringing them back to main line in good order." Col. Silas A. Strickland
These were some of the comments from the superiors of the 14th Kentucky regarding their actions at Kolb's Farm . It earned them a Special Order by Brig. Gen. Hascall, commending the 14th Kentucky for their gallant performance.