Battle Unit Details

UNION KENTUCKY VOLUNTEERS

45th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry

Overview:
Organized at large October 10, 1863. Attached to District of North Central Kentucky, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of Ohio, to January, 1864. District of Southwest Kentucky, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, to April, 1864. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, District of Kentucky, 5th Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of Ohio, to July, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Kentucky, to January, 1865. Unattached, District of Kentucky, February, 1865.

Service:
First organized as a Battalion for service in Eastern Counties of Kentucky and on the Virginla border, and so served till October, 1863. At Mt. Sterling, Ky., and cover front from Cumberland Gap to Louisa till March, 1864. Action at Saylersville, Ky., November 30, 1863. Moved to Flemmingsburg March, 1864; thence to Irvine, Ky., and operating south of that point till July. Pound Gap April 19 (Detachment). Troublesome Creek April 27. Morganfield May 5. Operations against Morgan May 31-June 20. Near Pound Gap June 1. Mt. Sterling June 9. Cynthiana June 12. Operations against guerrillas in Owens and Trimble Counties July and August. Burbridge's Expedition into Southwest Virginia September 20-October 17. Action at Saltsville October 2. Stoneman's Raid into Southwest Virginia December 10-29. Briston, Va., December 13. Abington, Va., December 15. Near Marion December 17-18. Saltsville December 20-21. Capture and destruction of salt works. Mustered out Companies "A," "B," "C," "D," "E" and "F" December 24, 1864, and Companies "G," "H," "I" and "K" February 14, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 10 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 102 Enlisted men by disease. Total 113.
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