3rd Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Infantry

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3rd Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Infantry
Active October 8, 1861, to January 10, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Siege of Corinth
Battle of Perryville
Battle of Stones River
Tullahoma Campaign
Battle of Chickamauga
Chattanooga Campaign
Battle of Missionary Ridge
Atlanta Campaign
Battle of Resaca
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Siege of Atlanta
Battle of Peachtree Creek
Battle of Jonesboro
Battle of Nashville

The 3rd Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 3rd Kentucky Infantry was organized at Camp Dick Robinson and mustered in for a three-year enlistment on October 8, 1861, under the command of Colonel Thomas Elliott Bramlette.

The regiment was attached to Thomas' Command to November 1861. 11th Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to December 1861. Unattached, London, Kentucky, Army of the Ohio, to March 1862. 15th Brigade, 4th Division, Army of the Ohio, March 1862. 20th Brigade, 6th Division, Army of the Ohio, March 1862. 15th Brigade, 6th Division, Army of the Ohio, to September 1862. 15th Brigade, 6th Division, II Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Left Wing, XIV Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, XXI Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to April 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, XXI Corps, to October 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, IV Corps, to January 1865.

The 3rd Kentucky Infantry mustered out of service at Louisville, Kentucky, by company beginning October 13, 1864, and ending January 10, 1865.

Detailed service[edit]

Moved to Lexington, Ky., September 1861, and duty there until October 1. Moved to Camp Dick Robinson, Ky., October 1. Duty there, at Round Stone Creek, Crab Orchard, Somerset and Columbia until January, 1862. Moved to Renick's Creek, near Burkesville, January 7, and to mouth of Greasy Creek January 17. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., March 18–25; thence march to Savannah, Tenn., and to Shiloh March 29-April 7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 6. Buell's Campaign in northern Alabama and middle Tennessee June to August. March to Nashville, Tenn., and Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg, August 19-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1–18. Battle of Perryville October 8. Nelson's Cross Roads, Ky., October 18. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 18-November 7, and duty there until December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26–30. Stewart's Creek December 29. Battle of Stones River December 30–31, 1862 and January 1–3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro until June. Reconnaissance to Nolensville and Versailles January 13–15. Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Occupation of middle Tennessee until August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga Campaign August 16-September 22. Reconnaissance toward Chattanooga September 7. Lookout Valley September 7–8. Occupation of Chattanooga September 9. Lee and Gordon's Mills September 11–13. Near Lafayette September 14. Battle of Chickamauga September 19–20. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-October 26 Reopening Tennessee River October 26–29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23–27. Orchard Knob November 23–24. Missionary Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26–27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Campaign in eastern Tennessee until April 1864. March to Charleston April 18–26. Atlanta Campaign May to September. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge and Dalton May 5–13. Tunnel Hill May 6–7. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8–9. Rocky Faced Ridge May 8–11. Battle of Resaca May 14–15. Near Calhoun May 16. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18–19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22–25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kennesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11–14. Lost Mountain June 15–17. Assault on Kennesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5–17. Buckhead, Nancy's Creek, July 18. Peachtree Creek July 19–20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25–30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy's Station September 2–6. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., September 9–12; thence to Louisville, Ky., October 6.


The regiment lost a total of 301 men during service; 6 officers and 103 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 192 enlisted men died of disease.


  • Colonel Thomas E. Bramlette
  • Colonel Samuel McKee
  • Colonel Henry C. Dunlap
  • Lieutenant Colonel William Scott
  • Major Daniel R. Collier

See also[edit]


  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
  • This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co.

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