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20th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry

Organized at Lexington, Camp Dick Robinson, and Smithland, Ky., and mustered in January 6, 1862. Attached to 22nd Brigade, Army of Ohio, to February, 1862. 22nd Brigade, 4th Division, Army of Ohio, to September, 1862. 22nd Brigade, 4th Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Left Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to December, 1862. District of Western Kentucky, Dept. of Ohio, to June, 1863. Unassigned, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of Ohio, to August, 1863. District of Louisville, Ky., 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Kentucky, 5th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to May, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to December, 1864. Unattached, District of Kentucky, to January, 1865.

-Regiment united at Smithland and ordered to Louisville, Ky.; thence to Bardstown, Ky., January, 1862, and duty there till February. March to Nashville, Tenn., February 23-March 12; thence march to Savannah, Tenn., March 13-April 6. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Phillips' Creek, Widow Serratt's, May 21. Bridge Creek, before Corinth, May 28. Occupation of Corinth May 30 and pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 6. Buell's Campaign in Northern Alabama and Middle Tennessee June to August. March to Nashville, Tenn.; thence to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg, August 20-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-22. Glasgow, Ky., October 5. Battle of Perryville October 8. Camp Wild Cat October 17. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 22-November 9, and duty there till December 19. Ordered to Bowling Green, Ky., December 19, and duty there and guarding railroad at various points in Kentucky till July, 1863. Morgan's attack on Lebanon July 5. Regiment mostly captured. At Camp Nelson till July 28. Ordered to Louisville, Ky., and provost duty there till May 15, 1864. Ordered to join Sherman's army in the field May 15. Operations and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 30-June 5. Ackworth June 3-4. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes' Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Decatur July 19. Howard House July 20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Ordered to Louisville, Ky., September, and guard duty there till January, 1865. Mustered out January 17, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 36 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 194 Enlisted men by disease. Total 233.
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