LETCHER COUNTY, KENTUCKY MILITARY LEGACY

Written And Compiled by Waukesha Lowe Sammons

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LETCHER COUNTY, KENTUCKY SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN, MARINES

REMEMBER AND NAME, A - CAUDILL

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AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

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AMBURGEY

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THOMAS FRANCIS AMBURGEY (1825-1897), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Carson, Letcher County, Kentucky.  Knox County, Kentucky.  
DATE OF BIRTH:  13 April 1825 in Virginia.
PARENTS:  Rebecca Francis and Ambrose Amburgey.
GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Hammon and John Burgey / Amburgey, American Revolutionary War.
SPOUSE:  Mary Madden.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company F, 5th Infantry Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
DATE OF DEATH:  25 February 1897 in Knox County, Kentucky.
CEMETERY:  Amburgey Cemetery, Hindman, Knott County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.
NOTE:  I placed Thomas Francis Amburgey on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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THOMAS H. AMBURGEY (1842-1927), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Brandy Keg, Dicks Creek, Lancer, Porter and Johns Creek in Floyd County, Kentucky.   
DATE OF BIRTH: 17 September 1844 in Knott County, Kentucky.  Born 1842 on sworn affidavit.  
PARENTS:  Mary Polly Hagins / Higgins and Alfred Amburgey.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Lucy Franklin and William Amburgey, War of 1812.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Hammon and John Burgey / Amburgey, American Revolutionary War.
SPOUSE:  Nancy Wheatley.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  2 September 1862 in Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  15 April 1865, Ordered to Surrender Arms.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company A, Caudill’s Regiment, Kentucky Infantry, AKA Company A, 10th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Riflemen, AKA 11th Kentucky Mounted Infantry, AKA 13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.  
KENTUCKY CONFEDERATE PENSION RECORDS, 1912-1930; PENSION AFFIDAVIT, 27 JUNE 1912:
~ “Served under Colonel Ben Caudill, Captain Hiram (Unreadable) and First Lieutenant Campbell Pigman.”
~ “In 1865 April about [the] 15th ... I was ordered to stack arms, which was after Gen R. E. Lee’s surrender.  [I was never] in Prison.”
DATE OF DEATH:  29 June 1927, Kentucky.
FIRST BURIAL CEMETERY, 1927:  Amburgey Family Cemetery, near his home on Johns Creek, Floyd County, Kentucky.  His grave was removed from the Dewey Lake Flood Plain, because of the building of the Dewey Lake Dam.
SECOND BUIRAL CEMETERY, ca 1949:  Auxier Relocation Cemetery, Auxier, Floyd County, Kentucky.  The cemetery was established March 1949.   
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Confederate Pension Records, 1912-1930, Soldier’s Application For Pension.  Kentucky Death Records.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles.    
NOTE:  I placed Thomas H. Amburgey on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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BACK

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DAVID BACK (1837-1925), UNCLE, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, CIVIL WAR.
DAVID BACK (1943-1864), NEPHEW, CONFEDERATE ARMY, PRISONER OF WAR,
WHO DIED IN CAPTIVITY OF SMALLPOX AT CAMP DOUGLAS, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS


DAVID BACK (1837-1925), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Indiana Bottom, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA.  Campton, Wolfe County, Kentucky.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Lower Rockhouse and Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky.   
DATE OF BIRTH:  21 April 1837.
PARENTS:  Susannah Maggard and Henry Back, Jr., War of 1812.
GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Hoffman and Henry Back, Sr.    
SPOUSE:  Rachel Caudill, first wife.  Nancy Dixon, second wife.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company H, 13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
DATE OF DEATH:  21 January 1925.
CEMETERY:  Dickson Cemetery, Blackey, Letcher County, Kentucky.  AKA, Back – Dixon Cemetery.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Death Records.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles. 












DAVID BACK (1843-1864), CAPTURED AT THE SECOND BATTLE OF CYNTHIANA,  PRISONER OF WAR, DIED OF SMALLPOX IN CAPTIVITY AT CAMP DOUGLAS UNION PRISON, ILLINOIS, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA.  
DATE OF BIRTH:  15 February 1843 in Jeremiah, Letcher County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Sarah Caudill and John Back.
GRANDPARENTS:  Susannah Maggard and Henry Back, Jr., War of 1812.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Hoffman and Henry Back, Sr.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  18 October 1862 in Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  6 December 1864, Discharged By Death in a Prisoner of War Camp of Small Pox.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.  
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company A and H, 10th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
CAPTURED BY FEDERAL TROOPS AT CYNTHIANA, KENTUCKY ON 12 JUNE 1864.
U. S. CIVIL WAR PRISONER OF WAR RECORDS:
~ 18 July 1864, Sent to Union Military Prison, Covington, Kentucky.
~ Union Military Prison, Louisville, Kentucky.  Discharged 30 July 1964; Sent to Camp Douglas Prison Camp.
~ 1 August 1864, Received at Camp Douglas Prison Camp, Chicago, Illinois.
~ 6 December 1864, Died of SMALL POX at Camp Douglas Prison Camp, Chicago, Illinois.
DATE OF DEATH:  6 December 1864, Prisoner of War Small Pox Death, Died in Captivity in Union Military Prison, Camp Douglas in Chicago, Illinois.
STATUS:  Died of Small Pox, Prisoner of War.
FIRST BURIAL:  Currently Unknown.
CEMETERY:  Confederate Mound, Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
MONUMENT:  Confederate Mound Monument, Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
SOURCES:  Census.  U. S. Civil War Death Record.  Findagrave.  Register of Prisoners of War Received at Military Prison.  U. S. Civil War Prisoner of War Records.  U. S. Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records.

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CAMPBELL

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JOHN CAMPBELL (1838-1918), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Perry County, Kentucky.  Indian Bottom and River in Letcher County, Kentucky.     
DATE OF BIRTH:  4 September 1838 in Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Elizabeth “Bettie” Cornett and William Hartly Campbell II, War of 1812.
GRANDPARENTS:  Nancy Ann Couch and William Campbell I, War of 1812.
GRANDPARENTS:  Rhoda Gilliam and William Jesse “Billy” Cornett, American Revolutionary War.
SPOUSE:  Harriet Watts, married 21 September 1859.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  10 June 1862 in Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky.  29 August 1862. 
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company C, 13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
DATE OF DEATH:  14 February 1918, Letcher County, Kentucky.
CEMETERY:  Campbell Cemetery, Ulvah, Letcher County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  American Civil War Soldiers.  Appalachia Crossroads The Caudill Family, Volume 2, 3, 4 by Clayton R. Cox, 1993.  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Death Records.  Kentucky Marriage Records.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles.
NOTE:  I placed my third-great-granduncle, John Campbell on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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CAUDILL

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FIVE SONS OF RACHEL CORNETT AND JOHN A. CAUDILL:

BENJAMIN EVERAGE CAUDILL.  DAVID JESSE CAUDILL.  JOHN DIXON CAUDILL. 

SAMUEL C. CAUDILL.  STEPHEN CAUDILL. 
















BENJAMIN EVERAGE CAUDILL (1830-1889), COLONEL OF “CAUDILL’S REGIMENT”, BATTLE OF LEATHERWOOD, BATTLE OF MARION, PRISONER OF WAR, ONE OF THE “IMMORTAL 50”, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Laurel Springs, Cranberry, Allegany County, North Carolina.  Pigeon Roost, Clay County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  11 January 1830 in Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Rachel Cornett and John A. Caudill.
GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Adams and Stephen Caudill.
GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Ann Everage and William Cornett, American Revolutionary War.
BROTHER:  David Jesse Caudill, Wounded In Action by Union Army Soldier, Claibe Jones, in the Battle of Big Leatherwood, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
SPOUSE:  Martha Lucinda Asbury.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1 November 1861, as a Captain, in Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  2 November 1862.  At the end of the Civil War in 1865.
RANK:  1 November 1816, Captain.  2 November 1862, Full Colonel.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Captain, Company F, 5th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.  10th Kentucky Mounted Rifles.  Colonel, Company S, 13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
U.S. CIVIL WAR PRISONER OF WAR RECORDS, 1861 – 1865:
~ July 7, 1863, Captured at Gladeville, Virginia by Union Forces.
~ ca mid-July 1863, Prisoner of War, Kemper Barracks.
~ Camp Chase.  Confederate, B. E. Caudill, Colonel, 10th Infantry, Kentucky Cavalry.
~ October 1863, Transferred to Johnsons Island.
~ 9 February 1864, Transferred to Baltimore.
~ Transferred to Fort Delaware.
~ Transferred to Fort McHenry.
~ Transferred to Hilton Head, South Carolina.
~ “At Hilton Head, Ben was chained in the lower decks of the U.S.S. DRAGOON for 40 days, being guarded by the U.S.S. WABASH and became one of the “Immortal 50” Prisoners of War, who were predecessors of the “Immortal 600” Prisoners of War.”
~ 3 August 1864, released from captivity in a prisoner of war exchange.
~ 17 September 1864, assumed military command again.
Source:  The Life and Times of Colonel Ben Caudill by Dave Chaltas, Oct 1, 2016, The Civil War Courier, civilwarcourier.com.  13th Kentucky Cavalry, C.S.A.:  Caudill’s Army by Ben Caudill Camp NO. 1629, published 2016.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Battle of Leatherwood in Kentucky.  Battle of Marion in Virginia.
DATE OF DEATH:  11 February 1889 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.
CEMETERY:  Slate Hill Cemetery, Fariston, Laurel County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Appalachia Crossroads The Caudill Family, Volume 2, 3, 4 by Clayton R. Cox, 1993.  Autobiography of Old Claibe Jones, 1915.  Census.  Findagrave.  The Life and Times of Colonel Ben Caudill by Dave Chaltas, October 1, 2016; civilwarcourier.com.  13th Kentucky Cavalry, C. S. A.:  Caudill’s Army by Ben Caudill Camp No. 1629, April 30, 2016.  U. S. Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1816-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865.  U. S. Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865.  
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-four-times-removed, Benjamin Everage Caudill on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.



















DAVID JESSE CAUDILL (1839-1907), WOUNDED IN ACTION BY UNION ARMY SOLDIER, CLAIBE JONES, IN THE BATTLE OF LEATHERWOOD, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Grayson and Willard in Carter County, Kentucky.   
DATE OF BIRTH:  9 March 1839.
PARENTS:  Rachel Cornett and John A. Caudill.
GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Adams and Stephen Caudill.
GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Ann Everage and William Cornett, American Revolutionary War.
BROTHER:  Benjamin Everage Caudill, Prisoner of War, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
SPOUSE:  Margaret S. “Maggie” Frizell.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
RANK:  Lieutenant Colonel.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company F and S, 13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Battle of Leatherwood.
DATE OF DEATH:  8 April 1907.
OLIVE HILL NEWSPAPER, 10 APRIL 1907:  “... David was found ... hanging from his barn loft by harness reins.”
CEMETERY:  Lindsey Chapel Cemetery, Pactolus, Carter County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Appalachia Crossroads The Caudill Family, Volume 2, 3, 4 by Clayton R. Cox, 1993.  Census.  Findagrave.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records.
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-four-times-removed, David Jesse Caudill on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.















JOHN DIXON CAUDILL (1836-1917), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  6 October 1836 in Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Rachel Cornett and John A. Caudill.
GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Adams and Stephen Caudill.
GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Ann Everage and William Cornett, American Revolutionary War.
SPOUSE:  Mary Ann Green.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  29 August 1862 in Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky.  
RANK:  First Sergeant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company B, 13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
DATE OF DEATH:  27 June 1917.
CEMETERY:  Sandlick Creek Cemetery, Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Appalachia Crossroads The Caudill Family, Volume 2, 3, 4 by Clayton R. Cox, 1993.  Census.  Findagrave.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles.  U. S. Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records.            NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-four-times-removed, John Dixon Caudill on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.




















SAMUEL C. CAUDILL (1831-1907), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA.  
DATE OF BIRTH:  29 December 1831 in Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Rachel Cornett and John A. Caudill.
GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Adams and Stephen Caudill.
GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Ann Everage and William Cornett, American Revolutionary War.
SPOUSE:  Mary Ann Greer, first wife.  Letitia Meade, second wife.  Sarah J. Hart, third wife.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1 November 1861 in Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky.  .
RANK:  Private.  Promoted to Full Second Lieutenant on 27 February 1863.  
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company A, 13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
DATE OF DEATH:  29 October 1907, Letcher County, Kentucky.
CEMETERY:  Hale and Hart Cemetery, Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Appalachia Crossroads The Caudill Family, Volume 2, 3, 4 by Clayton R. Cox, 1993.  Census.  Findagrave.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles.  U. S. Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records.   
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-four-times-removed, Samuel C. Caudill on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.



















STEPHEN J. CAUDILL (1826-1906), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  18 November 1826 in Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Rachel Cornett and John A. Caudill.
GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Adams and Stephen Caudill.
GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Ann Everage and William Cornett, American Revolutionary War.
SPOUSE:  Elizabeth Adams.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  29 August 1862 in Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company B, 13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
DATE OF DEATH:  26 July 1906.
CEMETERY:  Westwood Cemetery, Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Appalachia Crossroads The Caudill Family, Volume 2, 3, 4 by Clayton R. Cox, 1993.  Census.  Findagrave.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers Records And Profiles, 1861-1865.   
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-four-times-removed, Stephen J. Caudill on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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