Kentucky Soldiers of the War of 1812

Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky Soldiers of the War of 1812. Printed by authority of the Legislature of Kentucky, 1891.

FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY, August 18, 1891.

To His Excellency, S. B. Buckner, Governor of Kentucky:

SIR: I have the honor to submit the accompanying roster of Kentucky troops who served in the war of 1812-15, pursuant to act of the General Assembly, approved April 3, 1890. It is matter of serious regret that more of the personal history of those gallant men can not be gathered from the muster rolls of the several organizations; but our grandfathers of that struggle evidently considered that their business in hand demanded a more vigorous use of the sword than the pen, and that they were out to fight instead of to write, for the muster rolls and reports are very defective, when judged in the light of the modern requirements of military headquarters. But the fame of their achievements is secure, and the conspicuons bravery of the Kentucky troops on a number of the bloodiest battle-fields of that war contributed in no small measure to the successful termination of the unequal struggle, a termination which gave to American soldiers and seamen a world-wide renown, and demonstrated that the United States could not be conquered even by an alliance between such powerful foes as the British, the French and the Indians.

Upon these pages may be found the familiar names of many Kentuckians who had previously risen to distinction in the peaceful pursuits of life, and of many more who subsequently rose to the highest honors at the disposal of a free and grateful people.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
      SAM. E. HILL, Adjutant General.

Kentucky Soldiers of the War of 1812

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