14th KY Cavalry


Enrollment - February 28, 1863:
Companies "E" - "M" at Camp Irvine, Estill Co. KY. Source 62

September 19 -20, 1862:
Operations at Owensburg, KY Source 53

September 28, 1862:
Operations against John Hunt Morgan's Men at Brookville, KY. One man from the 14th KY Cavalry killed. "He was shot from an alley,...by a citizen of Brookville about the same time Colonel [Basil] Duke escaped from the court-house." This man was most likely William Carrington, a Pvt. in Co. D. Source 54

September/October 1862:
Some of Capt. South and Lieut. E. C. Strong's men went to the South Fork and shot at Bill Strong. "That fired him up, and he went to making up a company of his own men and killing nearly every Southern citizen he found". Source 1

October 14, 1862:
Captain Anderson Hays and Capt. William Smith of the 13th KY Cavalry [CS] and their men surround the house of Major Eversole, 14th KY Cavalry [US] and open fire. Ephrem Sizemore [CS] is killed but the Eversoles survive the ambush. Source 2

Eversole Cabin
Photograph by Sherry Baker Frazier

Operations in Bath, Powell, Estill, Clark, Montgomery, and Bourbon Counties, Kentucky, October 16 - 25, 1862

October 16, 1862:
W. H. Wadsworth leaves Maysville with 381 men, recruited for the Fourteenth Kentucky Cavalry, all but 70 unmounted, and one piece of artillery, an iron 6-pounder, the property of citizens of this place, and in charge of a volunteer squad of citizens under Mr. Gilmore.

October 17, 1862:
Wadsworth arrives in the evening with his men at Sharpsburg, 11 miles from Mount Sterling. Wadsworth reports that "there learned that Humphrey Marshall, with 6,000 men, fifteen pieces of artillery, and a train of 200 wagons, was at Ticktown, 7 miles from Mount Sterling, on the Hazle Green road, in full retreat. He had come from Camp Dick Robinson through Richmond, Red River Iron Works, &c., to that place."

October 18, 1862:
Early Saturday morning Wadsworth marches to Mount Sterling and captures 17 of Marshall's men in the town. Saturday evening Wadsworth falls back to Paris.

October 20, 1862:
Wadsworth and his men leave Paris with the 22nd Michigan Infantry, and one section of artillery, one piece and two companies of the Tenth Kentucky Cavalry, under Major Doniphan.

October 21, 1862:
Wadsworth arrives at Mount Sterling in the evening.

October 22, 1862:
In the morning, under orders from Colonel Wisner [22nd Michigan Infantry], Wadsworth takes all the mounted men in camp that could be spared, 210 in number, and scouts the country for 80 miles through Bath, Powell, Estill, and Clark, capturing a number of prisoners, horses, and arms.

October 24, 1862:
Wadsworth reports that "I went on to Mount Sterling again to endeavor to protect my district with 382 recruits, not in the service of the United States, against Humphrey Marshall's horsemen...I captured 150 and 50 horses, besides muskets, pistols, &c."
Source 55

October 1862:
Lesson Noble is captured and later killed on John Little's Creek by Bill Strong and his men. Source 3

George Washington Noble, brother of Lesson Noble, is killed by a man named McIntosh and Henderson Kilburn, both of Bill Strong's company. His brother James is shot at but escapes unharmed. Source 4

November 6, 1862:
Companies "A," "B," "C" and "D" organized at Mt. Sterling, Ky., and mustered in November 6, 1862. Source 61

November 8, 1862:
Operations in Perry Co. KY, Kentucky River. Source 56

November 28, 1862:
Major Eversole and his battalion attack Lt. William Noble, 13th KY Cavalry [CS[a son of Lesson Noble], who was coming up the road with some soldiers. Eversole's men shot Speed Miller, wounded Alexander Duff, captured Panther and Jim Noble and kill Lt. Noble. Jeremiah Fugate and his brother Dan escape. Source 5

December 1, 1862:
Operations in Johnson Co. KY. Source 57

December 3, 1862:
Captain Bill Strong and his company enlist in the 14th KY Cavalry [US]. Source 6

December 4, 1862:
Operations in Floyd Co. KY. Source 58

December 24, 1862:
Bill Strong commissioned captain of Co. B [K] Source 7

December 26, 1862:
Capture of guerrilla camp in eastern Powell County KY by Major Stivers, 14th KY Cav, with 150 men [who were on a scout]. Captured the leader and 11 men, plus 25 horses, and a large amount of clothing, blankets, guns, pistols, &c., that were being transported to Humphrey Marshall's camp.
[Report by H. G. Wright, Jan. 2, 1863] Source 8

According to Thomas W. Parsons, a member of the 14th KY Cavalry, the guerrilla leader refered to is Weeden Gay, who, contrary to the above report, is able to make his escape. Source 9

Late 1862/early 1863[?]:
Eversole's men kill John Gambill, a merchant and Southern man, as well as his oldest son, at their home, and a man by the name of Gilbert. Source 10

January 1863:
Perry, Breathitt, Letcher, and Owsley counties are reportedly still in the hands of the rebels. "Major J. C. Eversole has formed a battalion of four companies of cavalry, recently in Perry, Breathitt, Letcher, and Owsley counties, and that, altough less than two months have elapsed since the first enlistement was made, the battalion is now complete and ready to be mustered into the United States service. The rebels are still in possession of the counties named above, having driven off the families of the Union men in that vicinity, but, with the proper arms and the necessary drill, Major Eversole's hardy mountaineers will lose but little time in retaking their homes and inflicting punishment upon the rebel vandals who have temporarily dispossessed them. The rebels in that region of country number four or five hundred, under command of the notorious Jack May and the robber-chief Benj. E. Caudelle." Source 47

January 9, 1863:
Captain Henderson Matthew Combs, Co. G, 13th KY Cav. [CS] killed on a barge by men from Company K, 14th Kentucky Cavalry, [US], at Clayhole, Breathitt Co. KY. Source 48
Another source reports Captain Combs "killed in his own house. They would not let him surrender..."Source 49

On the same day, men from Co. K, 14th KY Cavalry [US] kill a man by the name James Barnett, about a mile from Captain Combs' house. Source 50

January 26, 1863:
Operations in Powell Co. KY Source 59

February 13, 1863:
Bill Strong mustered into Co. B, 14th KY CAV [US] at Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, with rank of Captain. Source 11

February 14, 1863:
Bill Strong's company mustered into service at Irvine, KY. Source 12

Cluke's KY Raid

February 22, 1863:
H. C. Lilly, on his way to Lexington to receive his commission as Colonel of the 14th KY Cavalry, reported captured by Cluke's forces. Source 13

February 26, 1863:
I then learned that the rebels were strongly posted over Slate Creek...On arriving within 3 miles of his position, I learned that I could ford the creek below, and attack him on his left flank. I ordered Major [R. T.] Williams of the Fourteenth Kentucky Cavalry, with 250 men and one howitzer, to move by this route and open the fight, while I moved up and attacked him in front....Immediately upon hearing of my approach, Colonel Cluke ran off with his whole command to Owingsville.
[Report of Colonel Benjamin P. Runkle, March 5, 1863] Source 14

March/April 1863:
Company H, stationed near Irvine, Estill Co. KY.
Company I, stationed at Proctor, Owsley Co. KY.
Company M, stationed near Richmond, KY.
Returns for Co. E, F, G, and K not on file.
Source 63

March 22, 1863: Cluke takes Mount Sterling
On the morning of the 21st, I moved with my command in the direction of Mount Sterling, where I learned there were between 300 and 400 of the enemy, guarding a large supply of commissary and quartermaster's stores, together with the good citizens of that place, my object being to surprise and capture the place....I immediately demanded the surrender of the place, which request they refused to comply with. I then gave them twenty minutes to remove the women and children from town. That they refused to do also, and fired upon the flag of ruce from the court-house...After several houses had been burned, they surrendered the place...I paroled 287 privates (Fourteenth Kentucky Cavalry) and 14 officers - I paroled them to report to you within thirty days, which I herewith send to you - besides capturing between 450 and 500 horses and mules...
[Colonel R. S. Cluke's report, March 24, 1863] Source 15

March 22, 1863:
Action at Salt Creek, Perry Co., KY [9 miles southeast of Hazard] Source 16

March 23, 1863:
Col. Benjamin P. Runkle, Richmond, KY, is ordered "to move all your effective force, except the Fourteenth Kentucky Cavalry, to Lancaster at once...Leave Lieutenant-Colonel Hill, in command of the Fourteenth Kentucky Cavalery, at Richmond and Irvine for the present, with instructions to watch the road to London. The general wishes him to put his command under strict discipline." Source 17

March 23, 1863:
Brigadier-General Q. A. Gillmore orders Lt. Col. Hill, commanding Clay's Ferry, to "send at least one good company of the Fourteenth Kentucky Cavalry to the mouth of Red River, to guard passage there." Source 18

March 25, 1863:
Robert and Roland Jackson join Co. K, after having both deserted Co. H. 13th KY Cavalry. Source 19

March 1863:
Co. B, 14th KY CAV [US] renamed Co. K. Source 20

April 1, 1863:
Co. K in camp near Booneville. Sgt. Patrick Howard taken sick [His disease was induced by exhaustion while on duty in and about camp] and sent home on sick leave - he lived about 20 or 25 miles from camp. Source 21

April 4, 1863:
H. C. Lilly still reported a prisoner [listed as private, Co. B, 14th KY Cav]. Upon request by General Wright, a special exchange is being arranged by Lieut. Col. W. H. Ludlow, Agent for Exhange of Prisoners, Fort Monroe, VA, so that Lilly "may accept the place of colonel of the regiment". Source 22

General Humphrey Marshall's Eastern KY Raid

April 6, 1863:
Skirmish between Captain Bill Strong's men and Captain Jack May, 10th KY Cavalry [CS] just above the mouth of Quicksand, at Samuel Spurlock's. Strong took to the hill, his soldiers running every way. Source 23

April 9, 1863:
Patrick Howard, Sgt., Co. K, 14th KY Cav[US] "murdered by the enemy commanded by Jack May, while a prisoner." Source 24

April 10, 1863:
Col. C. J. Walker, Commanding at Sharpsburg, KY, is directed to bring his entire command back to Winchester, without delay, including the Fourteenth Kentucky Cavalry, "which may not yet have joined you from the Kentucky River ferries." Source 25

April 12, 1863:
(Between Boling's Mill and the mouth of Cutshin) General Humphrey Marshall's men [CS] capture and parole "one Huff - of the 14th Ky - & put one Rockhouse Collins under guard. These were caught on a mountain by Capt. Jenkins + Lieut. Weir." Source 51

John H. Huff Cabin
Photograph contributed by Bruce Bledsaw
The Huff Family Website

April 16, 1863:
Elements of the 14th KY Cavalry are following CS General Humphrey Marshall's movements through the mountains of Eastern KY..."a daring act of bushwackers - who crept up near the Camp of Col. Clay's Batt'n & shot Jas Apperson through the shoulder. Both Battalions were deployed upon the mountains to catch the murderers; but a superior knowledge of the Country & fleetness of foot, enabled them to escape. 3 or 4 in number. One of them was a negro, we heard." Source 52

May/June 1863:
Company E, stationed at Booneville, KY.
Company H, stationed near Irvine, Estill Co. KY.
Return for Co. F, G, I, K, L, and M not on file.
Source 64

May 23, 1863:
Colonel [R.R.] Maltby is in Maysville with about 300 of the Tenth and Fourteenth Kentucky Cavalry, and will be at Mount Sterling in two or three days. Keep your scouts well out in the direction of Whitesburg. I do not belive the force there as large as represented. I have notified General White at Louisa... [Burnside to General Willcox, Lexington, KY] Source 26

June 3, 1863:
Major Eversole's men capture George Washington Noble, recruiting officer of the 13th KY Cavalry, plus Banger (Railjack) Neace, Wiley Miller, Franklin Allen, Irvin Stacy, Daniel Fugate [Henley Fugate's son] and a man by the name of Timberlake from Covington, Ky. Eversole camps with his prisoners at James Noble's farm, near the mouth of Leatherwood. Source 27

June 4, 1863:
Eversole's men move on and arrive at Samuel Spurlock's. His son Miles, an ex-Confederate soldier in the 5th KY INf., Capt. Swango's company, tries to escape and is shot. Source 28

June 5, 1863:
Eversole arrives with his prisoners in camp near Proctor. Present in camp, among others, are Lieut. Col. Herd, Capt. Fields, Capt. Strong, and Lieut. John Johnson [from Letcher Co. KY], as well as Lieut. Ned Marcum, Washington Noble, James Griffith, Henderson Kilburn and Henley McIntosh. Source 29

June 7, 1863
Captain Strong detailed to take the prisoners to Irvine by pushboat. Abe Johnson and Henderson Kilburn went as guards. Source 30

June 8, 1863:
Captain Bill Strong arrives with the prisoners at Irvine. Source 31

June 8, 1863:
Headquarters District of Central Kentucky,
Lexington, Ky., June 8, 1863.
Colonel Lilly,
Fourteenth Kentucky Cavalry, near Irvine, Ky.:
Colonel: The withdrawal of the Ninth Corps renders it important that we should all be, if possible, even more vigilant than before. As soon as the enemy learns of that fact, I have no doubt he will give us trouble, and I wish you to keep your command well in hand for whatever may happen. Keep yourself well informed (and inform me) of his movements in your front. You ought to be well advised at all times of the condition of things in the vicinity of Manchester and Whitesburg.
I find that you have nearly 300 men absent (on June 1) with leave. This is a very large number. You will please grant no leaves whatever (without sending the applications through the usual channel), and will draw in every man from leave that you can.
I am, colonel, respectfully, yours &c.,
S. D. Sturgis,
Brigadier-General, Commanding.
Source 32

June 11, 1863:
Operations at Slate Creek, near Mount Sterling. Source 60

June 13, 1863:
Action at Mud Lick Springs, Bath Co. KY [5 miles northwest of Tompkinsville]. 14th KY Cavalry casualties - Co. A: Pvt. David Henderson, wounded [died four days later]; Pvt. David Larison, wounded; 2. Lt. William P. Schooler, wounded; Pvt. James W. Wood, wounded; Co. D: Pvt. Owry Steel, killed in action; Pvt. Thomas Ulery; killed in action; Source 33

June [?], 1863:
Captain Bill Strong burns the house of John L. Noble, on Lost Creek, Breathitt Co. KY [Brock] Source 34

June 16, 1863:
Battle of Triplett's Bridge, Rowan Co., with Pete Everett [part of John Hunt Morgan's command] A company of the 14th KY Cavalry under Captain Bowman with Colonel John F. DeCourcy's forces. "Captain Bowman, Fourteenth Kentucky Cavalry, likewise gave every satisfaction to his commanding officer." Source 35

Abt. June 23, 1863:
Portions of the 14th KY Cavalry still in camp at Irvine, Estill Co. KY. Source 36

July/August, 1863:
Company E, stationed at Booneville, Owsley Co. KY
Company F, stationed at Booneville, Owsley Co. KY
Company G, stationed within 5 miles of Irvine, Estill Co. KY
Company H, stationed near Irvine, Estill Co. KY
Company K, stationed at Booneville, Owsley Co. KY
Company L, stationed at Booneville, Owsley Co. KY
Company M, stationed at Booneville, Owsley Co. KY
No return on file for Company I.
Source 65

Abt. July 8, 1863:
The 14th KY Cavalry at Camp Nelson. Ordered to Lexington in pursuit of John Hunt Morgan who crosses the Ohio River into Indiana at Brandenburg, Kentucky on July 8, 1863. Source 37

Scott's Raid into Eastern Kentucky

July 28, 1863:
A detachment of the 10th and 14th KY Cavlry, with the the 112 Illinois Mounted Infantry, 2nd and 7th Ohio Cavalry, have two skirmishes with the 1st LA Cav. [CS] Source 37 A

July 30, 1863:
Fight at Irvine. "I found the whole force at Irvine, on the south side of the river. After about one hour's fighting, I drove them from their position, compelling them to leave a large number of horses and mules, besides a large portion of the property captured from the Fourteenth Kentucky Cavalry at that place."
[Report by Colonel W. P. Sanders, 5th KY Cavalry, August 10, 1863; a detachment of the 14th KY Cavalry participated in this action under Sanders; MP] Source 38

Colonel J. S. Scott's Report:
We reached Irvine at daylight of the 30th, and, crossing Ashby's cavalry below town, we routed the enemy, capturing about 150 prisoners, 2 pieces of artillery, 30 wagons, 600 stand of new Enfield rifles, 1,000 new McClellan saddles, bridles, halters, &c., together with large quantities of quartermaster's and commissary stores - boots, shoes, clothing, &c.,
Source 39

Oct. 31/Nov. 1, 1863:
On a scout near Danville, KY and Captain Bill Strong injured by fall from horse. Source 40

Nov. 1863:
Capt. Bill Strong on patrol at the mouth of George's Branch. Eb Stidham encounter; Meanwhile, Capt. Bill Strong's house is being plundered by Confederates. Source 41

Nov. 25, 1863:
T. J. Boyle sends two companies to Barboursville and one company to London [with the 51st NY Cav].Source 42

November 28, 1863:
Boyd Turner, Co. K, 14th KY Cav. kia at Jackson, Breathitt County, KY.Source 43

Jan. 20, 1864:
Captain Bill Smith kills Hiram Miller, a prominent Breathitt County man who lived in the upper region of the County.

From Miller's House, Strong's men go to the home of Sarah Haddix, who lived on Cane Creek on the North Fork of the Kentucky River about three miles from Jackson. "Here they planned the raiding of three other Confederate homes in Breathitt County. Sarah Haddix hearing the plot slipped away from her house and managed to find a small boat which she used to carry her across the river to the home of Jesse Spencer and his wife, Elizabeth."

Bill Strong's men arrive at the Spencer home across the North Fork of the Kentucky River at a place now known as Wolverine in search of Jesse Spencer's son William who had fled to the hills. Ater searching the home, Jesse Spencer is taken out to the fence gate, stood up against the fence, and shot to death in the presence of his wife. "They then drove away most of Spencer's livestock, went into the house, split open the featherbeds with their knives, and poured jugs of "sorghum" molasses into the "Feather ticks." Hams, middlings, and shoulders were taken from the smokehouse. They also destroyed what other property they could not take with them and carried away one of Jesse Spencer's slaves".

From the Spencer home Bill Strong proceeded to "Holly" on the Frozen Creek section of Breathitt Co. Nathan Day is shot but escapes.

Bill Strong's men stop at the home of Jeremiah Weldon South, Jr., 1. Lieut., Co. B, 5th KY Inf. [CS, Orphans], who is trying to run into the nearby woods as soon as he saw Strong's men in the distance. He is shot by one of the men in the leg above the knee. The shot broke his leg but South managed to hide from the raiders in the darkness and escape. Source 44

Feb. 7, 1864:
After being in hiding for almost two weeks, Jeremiah Weldon South decides to return to his home. However, after receiving a tip, Bill Strong's men appear and kill South in presence of his wife Caroline, at the homestead of John and Polly Hollon, at Holly on Frozen Creek. Source 45

March 24, 1864:
Captain Bill Strong mustered out of Co. K, 14th KY CAV [US], at Camp Nelson, KY with company. Source 46


Source # 1 - September/October 1862:
[G. W. Noble, pp. 23/24]

Source # 2 - October 14, 1862:
[G. W. Noble, pp. 26-27]

Sizemore Ephraim Sizemore was a Pvt. in Co. G, 13th Ky Cav [CS]. Killed Oct. 14, 1862. [Adjutant General's Report]

Source # 3 - October 1862:
[G. W. Noble, pp. 23/24]

Lesson Noble was a s/o Nathan Noble and Virginia Neace, b. 1812.
Richard Haddix, s/o John, was married to Jennie Noble, b. 1845.

Source # 4
[G. W. Noble, pp. 22/23]

According to William Murphy , George Washington Noble was killed on Barges Branch by Kim [?] McIntosh and Hen Kilburn, men of Captain Billy Strong.

George Washington Noble was the s/o Nathan Noble and Virginia Neace, b. 1824.
His brother James Noble was b. 1806. His home was considered a cultural center.

Source # 5 - November 28, 1862:
[G. W. Noble, p. 26]

Source # 6 - December 3, 1862:
KY Adjutant Generals' Report, p. 388/389]

Source # 7 - December 24, 1862:
Compiled Service Records, 14th KY Cavalry

Source # 8 - December 26, 1862:
[OR, Ser. 1, Vol. 20, pt. I, p. 166]

Source # 9
On Christmas day 1863, about noon a courier came into town from Stanton, 20 miles away, saying that Weed Gay, a notorious guerila [sic] of Powell county, had made a raid on Stanton that morning, looted some Union citizens, and he wanted soldiers to apprehend him. Major Stivers called out sixty men and going at their head went in pursuit. They reached Stanton after night pushed on up Red river, and at day light came with him at the house of John Wills, he and 22 men having a dance with some of the mountain belles. Stivers closed in on them and captured ten of them in the house. Gay had on Federal uniform and with ten others made his escape. When it was fully day our men were searching round and Sam Hatton, our Sergeant Major, a great wag walked up to a patch of briars, and throwing his gun down called out "Come out of there D--n you or I will shoot you." "Don't shoot" said a guerilla as he raised up. "I'll surrender." Sam had not seen him, that made 11 out of the 22. Some of Gay's men got across Red River, and on a very high cliff at very long range, and shot back at our men, and a bullet from one of their guns struck in the muzzle of a gun in the hands of a young man named Shannon, splitting the barrel some three inches down; he brought his gun into camp with the bullet still in it. [Thomas W. Parsons/Mathis, pp. 259/260]

Weeden D. Gay, 2. Lt., Co. E, 2nd Battn. KY Mtd. Rifles [Bradshaw's Co.] Mustered into Co. E, Sept. 14, 1862 in Powell Co. KY; promoted to 2nd Lt. Nov. 22, 1862. [KY Adjutant General's Report]

Source # 10 - Late 1862/early 1863[?]:
[G. W. Noble, p. 28]

Source # 11 - February 13, 1863:
KY Adjutant General's Report, p. 388]

Source # 12 - February 14, 1863:
KY Adjutant General's Report, p. 388

Source # 13 - February 22, 1863:
[Thomas W. Parsons/Mathis, p. 272]

Source # 14 - February 26, 1863:
[OR, Ser. 1, Vol. 23, pt. I, p. 53]

Source # 15 - Cluke takes Mount Sterling, March 22, 1863:
[OR, Ser. 1, Vol. 23, pt. I, p. 164]

Source # 16 - March 22, 1863:

Source # 17 - March 23, 1863:
[OR, Ser. 1, Vol. 23, pt. II, p. 176]

Source # 18 - March 23, 1863:
[OR, Ser. 1, Vol. 23, pt. II, p. 166]

Source # 19 - March 25, 1863:
Robert and Roland Jackson join Co. K, after having both deserted Co. H. 13th KY Cavalry. Both listed as killed April 1, 1863 in KY Adjutant General's Report. Both listed as deserted April 1, 1863 in Compiled Service Recods, 13th KY Cavalry [CS].

Source # 20 - March 1863:

Source # 21 - April 1, 1863:
[Patrick Howard pension file]

Source # 22 - April 4, 1863:
[OR, Ser. 2, Vol. 5, pp. 355/433]

Source # 23 - April 6, 1863:
[G. W. Noble, p. 30]

Source # 24 - April 9, 1863:
Affidavit by William Strong, Patrick Howard pension file.

It may be noted that the Ky Adjutant General's Report, p. 389, lists Howard "Murdered by the enemy, while a prisoner, April 10th, 1863."

Source # 25 - April 10, 1863:
[OR, Ser. 1, Vol. 23, pt. II, p. 277]

Source # 26 - May 23, 1863:
[OR, Ser. 1, Vol. 23, pt. II, p. 358]

Source # 27 - June 3, 1863:
[G. W. Noble, p. 31]

Source # 28 - June 4, 1863:
[G.W. Noble, pp. 31/32]

Source # 29 - June 5, 1863:
[G.W. Noble, p. 32]

Source # 30 - June 7, 1863
[G.W. Noble, p. 32/33]

Source # 31 - June 8, 1863:
[G.W. Noble, p. 33/34]

Source # 32 - June 8, 1863:
[OR, Ser. 1, Vol. 23, pt. II, p. 401]

Source # 33 - June 11, 1863:
KY Adjutant General's Report; Dyer's Compendium, Vol. 3;

Source # 34 - June [?], 1863:
Captain Bill Strong burns the house of John L. Noble, on Lost Creek, Breathitt Co. KY [Brock]

Source # 35 - June 16, 1863:
[OR, Ser. 1, Vol. 23, pt. I, p. 382]

Source # 36 - Abt. June 23, 1863:
The 14th KY Cavalry still in camp at Irvine, Estill Co. KY.

Source # 37 - Abt. July 8, 1863:
The 14th KY Cavalry at Camp Nelson. Ordered to Lexington in pursuit of John Hunt Morgan who crosses the Ohio River into Indiana at Brandenburg, Kentucky on July 8, 1863.

Source # 37 A - Abt. July 28, 1863:
On Tuesday, July 28th, fought a pitched battle with the 112 Illinois Mounted Infantry, 2nd and 7th Ohio Cavalry, a detachment of the 10th and 14th Kentucky Cavalry, amounting to over 1,200 men, and after charging the enemy, which left in total disorder, and upon reaching Richmond, fought another skirmish with them and drove them from there and in the direction of Lexington...
Condensed History of the 1st Louisiana Cavalry Regiment, CSA

Source # 38 - July 30, 1863:
[OR, Ser. 1, Vol. 23, pt. I, p. 835]

Source # 39 - Colonel J. S. Scott's Report:
[OR, Ser. 1, Vol. 23, pt. I, p. 840]

Source # 40 - Oct. 31/Nov. 1, 1863:
Bill Strong Pension file.

Source # 41 - Nov. 1863:
[At Rest Among Thorns, by Sam Strong and David W. Strong, pp. 55-63]

Source # 42 - Nov. 25, 1863:
[OR, Ser. 1, Vol. 31, pt. III, p. 249]

Source # 43 - November 28, 1863:
KY Adjutant General's Report, p. 389

Source # 44 - Jan. 20, 1864:
Captain Bill's January Raid, by Herbert W. Spencer

Source # 45 - Feb. 7, 1864:
Captain Bill's January Raid, By Herbert W. Spencer

South's marker in the Old Cope Cemetery, a few miles north of the town of Jackson in Breathitt Co., reads:
Jerry South, born Mar. 23, 1840 / died Feb. 7, 1864.
Our father has gone to a mansion of rest,
from a region of sorrow and pain,
to the glorious land by the Deity blest,
where he never can suffer again.

According to Bill James, South was shot and killed at Holly on Frozen Creek in Breathitt County, Ky.

Source # 46 - March 24, 1864:
KY Adjutant General's Report, pp. 388/389.

Source # 47 - January, 1863:
Louisville Daily Journal, January 29, 1863

Source # 48 - Jan. 9, 1863:
According to Darlene Gray , Captain Combs was shot on a barge at Clayhole, Breathitt Co. KY.

Source # 49 - Jan. 9, 1863:
[George W. Noble, p. 78]

Source # 50 - Jan. 9, 1863:
[George W. Noble, p. 78]

Source # 51 - April 12, 1863:
E. O. Guerrant, Diary manuscript, vol. 4

Guerrant refers either to John C. Huff [Quartermaster Sergeant, 14th KY Cavalry [US], Co. D/M] or Edward Huff [Pvt; 14th KY Cav.[US], Co. D/M]. Both were sons of John Huff & Mahala Begley. [AGR]

The Huff cabin was located on Wilder's Branch off the Middle Fork of the Kentucky River. [Bruce Bledsaw]

Source # 52 - April 16, 1863:
E. O. Guerrant, Diary manuscript, vol. 4
The negro refered to may have been one of the Freemans in Captain Strong's company.

Source # 53 - September 19 - 20, 1862:
Dyer's Compendium, Vol. 3

Source # 54 - September 28, 1862:
O.R.-- SERIES I--VOLUME XVI/1, p.1013

Source # 55 - October 16 - 25, 1862:
Report by W. H. Wadsworth. O.R.-- SERIES I--VOLUME XVI/1, pp. 1145/1146

Source # 56 - November 28, 1862:
Dyer's Compendium, Vol. 3

Source # 57 - December 1, 1862:
Dyer's Compendium, Vol. 3

Source # 58 - December 4, 1862:
Dyer's Compendium, Vol. 3

Source # 59 - January 26, 1863:
Dyer's Compendium, Vol. 3

Source # 60 - June 11, 1863:
Dyer's Compendium, Vol. 3

Source # 61 - November 6, 1862:
Dyer's Compendium, Vol. 3

Source # 62 - Enrollment - February 28, 1863:
14th KY Cavalry, Company returns, 14th KY Cavalry Compiled Service Records

Source # 63 - March/April, 1863:
14th KY Cavalry, Company returns, 14th KY Cavalry Compiled Service Records

Source # 64 - May/June, 1863:
14th KY Cavalry, Company returns, 14th KY Cavalry Compiled Service Records

Source # 65 - July/August, 1863:
14th KY Cavalry, Company returns, 14th KY Cavalry Compiled Service Records

14th KY Cavalry Chronology researched and compiled by Marlitta H. Perkins.
Last updated October 27, 2003.