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Orphan Brigade - Major Rice E. Graves                  Sallie tended to him

Orphan Brigade - Major Rice E. Graves Sallie tended to him

Flag of the 4th KY Volunteers ~ First Orphan Brigade, known as the "brigade that couldn't go home".

Flag of the 4th KY Volunteers ~ First Orphan Brigade, known as the "brigade that couldn't go home".

American Civil War Flags -                                                              6th Regt. KY Volunteers ~ The Orphan Brigade

American Civil War Flags - 6th Regt. KY Volunteers ~ The Orphan Brigade

The Orphan Brigade by William C. Davis, Click to Start Reading eBook, On September 18, 1861, ominous sounds of battle thundering in the distance, the Kentucky legislature

The Orphan Brigade by William C. Davis, Click to Start Reading eBook, On September 18, 1861, ominous sounds of battle thundering in the distance, the Kentucky legislature

Members of the "Orphan Brigade" pictured in 1887. The Kentuckians took their name from the fact that for most of the war, their home state was in Union hands and, thus, off limits lest they be arrested. Other sources cite the fact that they lost so many commanders as another source of the name "orphan" brigade.

Members of the "Orphan Brigade" pictured in 1887. The Kentuckians took their name from the fact that for most of the war, their home state was in Union hands and, thus, off limits lest they be arrested. Other sources cite the fact that they lost so many commanders as another source of the name "orphan" brigade.

Alfred Cullen Thomas,  4th Kentucky CSA infantry,  Orphan Brigade.  He saw action at Chickamauga and on Missionary Ridge in Chattanooga.

Alfred Cullen Thomas, 4th Kentucky CSA infantry, Orphan Brigade. He saw action at Chickamauga and on Missionary Ridge in Chattanooga.

Thomas Hart Taylor (July 31, 1825 – April 12, 1901) was a Confederate States Army colonel, brigade commander, provost marshal & last Confederate post commander at Mobile, Alabama during the American Civil War. His appointment as a brigadier general was refused by the Confederate Senate after Confederate President Jefferson Davis failed to nominate Taylor, apparently following Davis's appointment of Taylor to the rank. Taylor was born at Frankfort, Kentucky.

Thomas Hart Taylor (July 31, 1825 – April 12, 1901) was a Confederate States Army colonel, brigade commander, provost marshal & last Confederate post commander at Mobile, Alabama during the American Civil War. His appointment as a brigadier general was refused by the Confederate Senate after Confederate President Jefferson Davis failed to nominate Taylor, apparently following Davis's appointment of Taylor to the rank. Taylor was born at Frankfort, Kentucky.

Pvt Richard Kidder Woodson 2nd Ky. Inf. Several color-bearers of the Brigade earned distinction during the War Between the States. Private Richard Kidder Woodson carried the flag of the 2nd Kentucky during the disastrous charge at Murfreesboro, where he was mortally wounded.

Pvt Richard Kidder Woodson 2nd Ky. Inf. Several color-bearers of the Brigade earned distinction during the War Between the States. Private Richard Kidder Woodson carried the flag of the 2nd Kentucky during the disastrous charge at Murfreesboro, where he was mortally wounded.

1st Lt. William D. Chipley, Adjutant, 9th Ky. Inf. "Orphan Brigade".

1st Lt. William D. Chipley, Adjutant, 9th Ky. Inf. "Orphan Brigade".

Roger Weightman Hanson (August 27, 1827 – January 4, 1863) was a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. The commander of the famed "Orphan Brigade," he was mortally wounded at the Battle of Murfreesboro. He was nicknamed "Old Flintlock." Hanson was born in Clark County, Kentucky

Roger Weightman Hanson (August 27, 1827 – January 4, 1863) was a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. The commander of the famed "Orphan Brigade," he was mortally wounded at the Battle of Murfreesboro. He was nicknamed "Old Flintlock." Hanson was born in Clark County, Kentucky

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