ORIGINAL Civil War Confederate Veterans Association of Kentucky Membership Certificate

ORIGINAL Civil War Confederate Veterans Association of Kentucky membership certificate for Corporal Western B Brian 3rd Kentucky Infantry. The 3rd Ky Inf had a very interesting history during the Civil War and was with General Nathan Bedford Forrest the last year or the war. This is an original membership certificate and still has great color and is still in the original antique wooden back frame. It has a very small spot on the upper left hand corner. It comes with all of Western Brians Confederate service records.  Kentucky Confederate items are getting very hard to find and one with a Gen Nathan Bedford connection are RARE.

The 3rd Kentucky Infantry was organized in July 1861, at Camp Boone in Montgomery County, Tennessee, under the command of Colonel Lloyd Tilghman.
At the Battle of Shiloh, the regiment was brigaded with the 4th Alabama Infantry, 31st Alabama Infantry, 4th Kentucky Infantry, 6th Kentucky Infantry, and 9th Kentucky Infantry. In a charge on the Union Army lines, 174 men from the 3rd Kentucky Infantry were killed. All regimental officers were either killed or wounded.

The regiment remained at Port Hudson, Louisiana until August 20, 1862, when it was ordered to Jackson, Mississippi. Major General John C. Breckinridge was ordered to take the 4th Kentucky Infantry, 6th Kentucky Infantry, and 9th Kentucky Infantry with him and report to General Braxton Bragg. The 3rd Kentucky Infantry, 7th Kentucky Infantry, and 8th Kentucky Infantry became part of the Army of Tennessee and returned to Port Hudson. The 3rd Kentucky Infantry were en route to Bragg at Tullahoma, Tennessee when they were ordered to reinforce Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton in the defenses of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

By 1864, the regiment's strength was severely depleted. The 3rd Kentucky Infantry was ordered to report to General Nathan Bedford Forrest. Horses were unavailable, so the men followed Forrest on foot. The Kentucky troops that accompanied Forrest were divided into four brigades. The 3rd Kentucky Infantry was in the third brigade with the 7th Kentucky Infantry, and 8th Kentucky Infantry, commanded by Colonel A. P. Thompson. On March 15, 1864 Forrest moved north toward Paducah, Kentucky. Three miles from Paducah they encountered Union pickets and pushed them back to their camp on the outskirts of town. Under fire from a nearby fort, the Kentuckians moved through the streets of Paducah. The fort was discovered to be impenetrable, and a retreat was ordered. Colonel Thompson was killed by cannon fire while leading his troops. Forrest soon returned to Mississippi where the regiment was engaged at the Battle of Brice's Crossroads. At some point in the campaign to Kentucky, the regiment was mounted, becoming the 3rd Kentucky Mounted Infantry.       $850 FREE SHIPPING

Very Nice Confederate 12lb Side-Loader

Here is a very Nice Confederate 12lb Side loader cannon ball. This one is in great condition with the brass fuse plug and an iron side plug. Mr. Wilbur this one was dug at Harrisonburg Goods Farm Virginia in the early 80's. Its in GREAT dug condition with very little pitting and both plugs are intct  With FREE Shipping. $550.00

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Very Nice Civil War Confederate Imported

Robert Mole & Sons Cavalry Sword.

Here is an absolutely Fantastic Civil War Confederate Imported Cavalry Sword made by Robert Mole & Sons. This sword is in Excellent condition with all the proper markings and a great patina.

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