BENTON KENTUCKY IN THE CIVIL WAR

AS FAR AS I KNOW, THIS IS THE ONLY SITE ON THE INTERNET DEDICATED TO BENTON KENTUCKY'S CONNECTION WITH THE CIVIL WAR. IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION THAT RELATES TO ANYTHING TO DO WITH BENTON KENTUCKY AND THE CIVIL WAR PLEASE SEND AN E-MAIL TO THE WEBMASTER AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE AND INDICATE WHAT INFORMATION YOU HAVE. ANY INFORMATION ON THIS PARTICULAR SKIRMISH OR ANY OTHER SKIRMISH OR MEMBERS OF YOUR FAMILY OR ANYONE YOU KNOW OF FROM THE BENTON OR MARSHALL COUNTY AREA THAT SERVED FOR EITHER SIDE DURING THE WAR WILL BE APPRECIATED AND MAY BE POSTED ON THIS PAGE.






 
THIS CIVIL WAR ACTION MARKER IS DISPLAYED NEAR THE ENTRANCE TO H.H. LOVETT PARK IN BENTON  
Gilbert Cemetery
Read about a soldiers concern for his fallen friends grave. Click on the links below to read two accounts of the story.  
Story #1
Story #2
Lents Cemetery
   
 
   
KENTUCKY ORPHAN CO. RE-ENACTORS SET UP DEMONSTRATION/INFORMATION CAMP AT MARSHALL COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN BENTON ON SATURDAY AUGUST 14, 1999.  
   
 
PVT. BENNY (POSS) WATKINS READS THE NAMES OF MARSHALL COUNTY AREA RESIDENTS WHO SERVED IN THE CIVIL WAR MEMBERS OF THE KY ORPHAN COMPANY RE-ENACTORS LISTEN TO WATKINS AT THE MARSHALL COUNTY COURTHOUSE CAMP  
   
KENTUCKY ORPHAN CO. PARTICIPATING IN THE CAMP  
CAPTAIN DON MERIDETH
CORPORAL SANDY FORREST
PRIVATE BENNY WATKINS
PRIVATE MITCH PORTIS
PRIVATE GARY TECKENBROCK
PRIVATE MIKE LEFTWITCH
PRIVATE MIKE CHILTON
PRIVATE CASEY COUNTS
PRIVATE JOHN BRINKLEY
DRUMMER ZEB TECKENBROCK
 
   
 
   
VIEW THE ORIGINAL ROSTER OF THE KENTUCKY ORPHAN COMPANY -
COMPANY "A" and COMPANY "G" MADE UP OF MARSHALL COUNTY VOLUNTEERS

See if you recognize any of your family names in the roster
 
 
   
VISIT THE KENTUCKY ORPHAN CO. WEB PAGE  
   
 
   
READ THE FASCINATING STORY OF KENTUCKY PROVISIONAL GOVERNOR GEORGE JOHNSON, THE FIRST AND ONLY GOVERNOR OF THE CONFEDERATE STATE OF KENTUCKY (PAGE 1)  
(PAGE 2)  
(PAGE 3)  
(America's Civil War, March, 1998)  

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