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Re: [civilwarwest] 1st/3rd Ky Cav. Vol. CSA

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  • John LaPorta
    Welcome Marybeth, This site is awsome I`ve learned sooo much.. thanks to all here !! John... the captain in Mississippi ... From: Abordo
    Message 1 of 4 , Sep 11, 2008
      Welcome Marybeth,
      This site is awsome I`ve learned sooo much.. thanks to all here !!
      John... the captain in Mississippi

      --- On Sat, 9/6/08, Abordo <rama@...> wrote:
      From: Abordo <rama@...>
      Subject: [civilwarwest] 1st/3rd Ky Cav. Vol. CSA
      To: civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Saturday, September 6, 2008, 11:23 AM

      Dear List Members,
       
      Hello! As a new member, I am hoping  am hoping to make aquaintance with others who are researching the history of the 1st/3rd Kentucky Cavalry (CSA). 
       
      With the original 12 month enlistment period ending in the Autumn of 1862, the 1st was reorganized into the 3rd. They were in Lexington, KY by 10 September 1862 with Brig. Gen. Abraham Buford taking enlistments. Later, they appear to have covered the withdrawal (CSA) after the battle of Perryville.
       
      Interesting aside, General Buford, was a native of Kentucky . Buford had attended West Point and served in the Mexican War yet, he did not cut the figure of a dashing cavalryman. Buford was older, and a very large, weighing 320 pounds. He was hardly the sort of man one could envision astride a galloping horse! When the Civil War erupted Buford was retired from military service, living happily as a horse and cattle breeder. He publicly maintained a position of neutrality until Bragg’s invasion of Kentucky . Back in uniform, Buford had just been made a Brigadier General on September 2, 1862 .[i] .
       
      Perhaps a list member could direct me to archives should this topic have already have been discussed and exhausted.
       
      With gratitude,
       
      Mary Beth
       
       
       
       


      [i] Stewart Sifakis, “Who Was Who In the Confederacy,” Volume II of Who Was Who In the Civil War p. 41


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