Recruitment ad for the 44th Kentucky Infantry – Louisville newspaper

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This recruitment ad for the 44th Kentucky Infantry (U.S.) appeared in the December 13, 1862 edition of the Louisville Daily Journal. The 44th Kentucky failed to raise enough men to constitute a unit.

Many of the men that did show interest in the 44th initially ended up enlisting in the 12th Kentucky Cavalry (U.S.), including  Lt. Col. Bramlette. The 12th Kentucky Cav saw action in Knoxville, Atlanta, Kennesaw Mountain, Jonesboro, and Saltville. The regiment lost a total of 233 men during service; 3 officers and 22 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 4 officers and 204 enlisted men died of disease.

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