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Wilson Lee Chapman
- Private
I dont know his regiment's history. All I know is that they were consolidated with the 12th and he surrendered april of '65. Burried at Bell's Run Baptist Church in Ohio County, Kentucky.
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Date Added: 9/1/2005

Company A
Addison Ball Chinn
- 1st Lieutenant
He rode with General John Hunt Morgan and was captured during Morgan's 1863 raid into Ohio!Extremely rare carte de visite taken while he was a prisoner of war at the Western Penitentiary, Pittsburgh, Pa. Addison B. Chinn, was born on February 21, 1833, and grew up in Lexington, Kentucky. His father, Dr. Joseph G. Chinn, was a War of 1812 veteran, and one of the most respected citizens of Lexington. The elder Chinn had the confidence and affection of the entire community and was elected mayor of the city.The War Between the States divided the Chinn family. Dr. Chinn remained loyal to the Union, while Addison, who was living in Missouri when the war commenced, threw his lot in with the Confederacy, and rode with the command of General Jo Shelby, seeing action at the battle of Lexington, Mo.Returning to Kentucky in 1862, Addison enlisted in the 8th Kentucky Cavalry, and was elected 2nd lieutenant of Company A. Constantly under fire, the 8th Kentucky Cavalry saw action from the date of their enlistment in September 1862, until their capture at Buffington Island, Ohio, with General John Hunt Morgan, on July 19, 1863. Among some of the battles they fought in were Danville, Glasgow, Nolen’s Bridge, Rolling Fork, Greasy Creek, Maribone, Green River Bridge, Mt. Sterling and all of the battles during Morgan’s Ohio Raid.Lieutenant Chinn was among those prisoners sent to the Western Penitentiary, at Pittsburg, Pa. Federal authorities later transferred him to Point Lookout, Maryland, in March 1864, and a few months later to Fort Delaware Prison. He was one of the six hundred Confederate prisoners sent to Charleston, S.C., where they were placed under the fire of their own artillery for forty five days, in retaliation for alleged cruelties to Union prisoners of war. Confined in a stockade on Morris Island, the Confederate prisoners were subjected to fire from their own guns from Forts Moultrie and Sumter. Surviving their ordeal, these Confederate prisoners became known as 'The Immortal Six Hundred.' Chinn was then sent to Fort Pulaski, in Savannah, Ga., and after suffering through the harsh conditions there, was sent back to Fort Delaware, where he remained until taking the oath of allegiance to the United States, in June 1865.During his almost two years as a prisoner of war, Addison B. Chinn, bore his sufferings with calmness and uncomplaining endurance. In the field he performed every duty imposed upon him as a soldier. He was a model soldier, and an excellent officer. In prison, he set the highest example. In camp, he won the love of his comrades, on the field he earned their admiration, and in prison he increased this admiration and affection.After the war, he returned to Lexington, Ky., where he worked as a dry goods store clerk, and eventually became the owner of the business. He was active in the city’s board of education and was a member of the United Confederate Veterans. In 1902, two burglars broke into his home, and shot and killed him. The murderers were caught, confessed to the killing, and were executed by hanging.Chinn was remembered as a gentleman and a Christian; simple, unostentatious, dutiful, charitable, and upright. In all the relations of his life he was precisely the same man that he was during the war, bearing with patience and courage whatever had to be borne, furnishing an example of what was best in life to those who came in contact with him. He was sixty nine years old at the time of his death, and left behind a wife and two children.
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Date Added: 7/15/2013

Company B
William Alexander Terrill
Rank Unknown
I have a copy of William's paperwork from the Higgensville, Missouri Confederate Cemetery where he is buried.
Contact Name: Alice Terrill Baird
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Date Added: 1/12/2010

Company C
Henry Tarter
Rank Unknown
Buried in Claybank Methodist Church Cem. Ozark, Dale Co. ALA.
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Date Added: 2/3/2009

Company C
James Joseph Thomas
- Private
James was abt. 17 when he joined Co C 8th Kentucky Mounted Infantry / Cavalry. Enlisting on 1 April 1864 at Mayfield Ky. He was seriously wounded at the battle of Hattisburg Miss. 13 - 15 July 1864, his unit was riding with Brig. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's Cavalry. James died of his wounds in the hospital at Lauderdale, Lauderdale Co. Miss. on 29 August 1864. He was 18 years old. Deo Vindice
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Date Added: 11/13/2014

Company D
granvil smith
- Sergeant
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Date Added: 4/12/2011

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