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This list came from a combination of a list by George R. Mattingly, published in the Kentucky Standard in 1904 and again in 1912 and one by Dr. A. H. Merrifield listing Confederate soldiers from Bloomfield, Kentucky also published in the Standard around 1903. Those lists were combined by John B. Thomas who added some information from the Kentucky Adjutant General's book of Confederate servicemen and created the list posted here. Some names appear to be duplicates but I tried to make a faithful copy of the original list. However, I have included details on some of the men that I found during my research . This copy of the list came from the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort, Ky. Below is the newspaper article with the actual list omitted. The first three paragraphs are from the 1904 version.
The Kentucky Standard
June 6, 1912
ROLL OF HONOR
Nelson County Men Who Served in Confederate Army
The names of the men who joined the Confederate army in 1861, 1862, 1863 and 1864 from Nelson County Kentucky: This list has been compiled with a great deal of care, yet there may be some error.
Persons reading over this list of names are earnestly requested to read it over very carefully, and if they detect an error either in name, regiment or under the head of remark, or any who were killed during the war or any who have died since the war will please write or tell George R. Mattingly, Bardstown, Ky. of the mistake that it may be changed, as well as the names omitted.
It is the desire of the few Confederate veterans now living in this county to have this list of names recorded in the Nelson County Clerks office and they are very anxious to have it correct.
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The above list was published Oct. 27, 1904 and is again published in order to assist those who are entitled to a pension under the law recently passed, to make the proper proof required. Since this was first published many of our comrades have passed away. George R. Mattingly is the only surviving member of this community.
My GG Grandfather, Peter Cain served first in Co. B, 40th Tennessee Infantry, (a.k.a. Walkers Regiment) and then in Co. K, 8th Kentucky Mounted Infantry, after Co. B, 40th Tennessee was attached to the 8th Kentucky in October, 1862. He lived in Marion and Nelson counties until his death in 1891.
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Michael Cain 2011