Recruits for the 36th Kentucky Mounted Infantry are wanted – Dec 1862 – Louisville

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Both of these ads appeared in the December 3rd, 1862 Louisville Daily Journal

The 36th Kentucky Mounted Infantry failed to recruit enough men to constitute a unit. The original Colonel recruiting for the 36th Kentucky – Archibald J. Alexander – went on to enlist on 9/26/63 in Louisville as Lt Col in the 11th Kentucky Cavalry. He resigned on 6/9/64.

He saw action in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia. Among the list of engagements he saw included the Knoxville campaign, the Atlanta campaign, and Kennesaw Mountain.

The 11th Kentucky Cav lost a total of 262 men during service; 1 officer and 23 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 2 officers and 236 enlisted men died of disease.

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