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On Logan County Bank stationary, Caldwell recalls his ranks and commands over the course of the Civil War. At the time of writing he was president of the bank.
Russellville, Ky. April 27, 1887
Yours recd contents noted. I entered the Confederate Army 22nd September 1861, as Captain Co A Ninth Ky Infantry, Was promoted to the rank of Major in April 1862 and was elected Lt Colonel in May following, and became by promotion Colonel of the Regt in Spring of 1863, and was in command (except when assigned to command of Orphan Brigade of which Regt was a part) until the close of the war
Jno. W. Caldwell
United States of America
Creator Life Dates
"John W. Caldwell", "Logan County Bank, " "Orphan Brigade", Kentucky, "Logan County", Russellville, "Lida Thackeray", "Logan Grays"
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Caldwell, John W., "John W. Caldwell Summarizes His Career in the Confederate Army in a letter, 1887" (1887). Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection. 337.