This was a very helpful website! I am a decedent of the Stiltners and the Lesters as well as many of the other families who fought in the 39th KY. My great-great-great-great-great grandfather was Fredrick Stiltner of Co I. I am still trying to sort throug the rest of the family tree.
Fran Smith - 04/10/00 00:56:21
My Email:John Riley Patton
Ancestor's rank and company: Private, Co. F
Robert, thank you so much for telling me of this site. It`s GREAT! I found a picture of my Ancester and will snail mail more information about him. Both you and Brian Hall are to be commended for this gigantic effort.
susan w hill - 04/04/00 23:12:08
You all have a wealth of information here and I enjoyed reading bits and pieces today. I plan to print and read more as time permits! You need to market this material in your CD form to the eastern Kentucky libraries!! I'm sure they would all be delighted to purchase a copy for local viewing! Robert, I enjoyed talking with you at your store today! I would be happy to contact the Boyd Co. Public Library at Ashland for you. Jim Epling would be able to help you also as he used to work there with my brother, Ron Worley. Let me know if you found the book we discussed today! email@example.com THANKS AGAIN! I can think of about 3 others who would enjoy this CD so I'll expose them to it!
ROBERT KENDRICK - 03/31/00 03:07:43
My Email:HENRY ADKINS
Ancestor's rank and company: PRIVATE COMPANY I
THANK YOU FOR GIVING US SUCH A WONDERFUL SITE TO VISIT WITH OUR ANCESTORS...GOD BLESS
Julie C. Lindquist - 03/30/00 00:07:47
My Email:R. Denny Coleman
Ancestor's rank and company: 1st Lt, Co. H
This web site is great - interesting and so helpful. I'm happy to participate. My thanks to Robert, Brian and all who keep it going. I noticed a message from Dennis R. Hatfield (2/5/00) but no e-mail address. I hope you will see this Dennis. Many of my people were in Co. H. Richard Coleman was my GGgrandpa. You mentioned "the King brothers". The Kings are another of my family line . The Kings in Co. H were not brothers. Lewis King was the father of Capt. William King. Lewis King was Richard's father-in-law. Franklin, Jr. was, I believe, a nephew of Lewis', son of Franklin, Sr. How do you know about the relationship between the ings and Coleman? Mrs. Lewis King was Mary Phillips, dau of Zachariah and Elizabeth Charles. How was your William Phillips related to Mary Phillips King? Was William captured at Turman's Ferry?
Lori Weinstein - 03/26/00 05:26:02
My Email:Jefferson Mullins
Ancestor's rank and company: 39th KY Infantry
I have been searching for information on the mass desertions from the the KY 39th for Aug 1864 and finally found the info on your site. many thanks.
Randy Kelly - 03/17/00 09:08:53
My Email:William R Kelly(kelley)
Ancestor's rank and company: Pvt company c
also Daniel Coleman BOTH GG Grand Parents I believe. I am the Great great great grandson of 1 Daniel Coleman and a William R Kelley both of Pike County. Mr kelley has pension records but to which side im not sure.His date of birth 1825. he died in 6-1-191 . wife Easter Branham and Hannah E Osborne. Any help would be so appreciated.
LARRY G. ARTHUR - 03/12/00 17:38:27
My Email:ISAAC GOBLE
Ancestor's rank and company: 1st Lieutenant Co. A
This site is great. Thanks to this site I have a photo of my great,great grandfather 1st. Lt.Isaac Goble.The history of the 39th is also great. Also Major John Brown Auxier was married to my great great grandmother Mary Ann Tilsley. Thanks
ROBERT E. HIBBITTS - 03/08/00 04:28:32
My Email:RICHARD HIBBITTS
Ancestor's rank and company: CPL. CO.K
OUTSTANDING SITE-THANKS FOR YOUR WORK--I'M SHOWING THIS TO MY GRANDCHILDREN. RICHARD WAS MY GREAT-GREAT GRANDFATHER. I HAVE HIS APPLICATION FOR PENSION WHICH CITES THE RAID OF SALTVILLE, VA AND OTHER SKIRMISHES OF THE 39TH IN KY. AND S/W VA. KEEP UP THE G OD WORK. BOB HIBBITTS
Donna Stewart - 02/19/00 01:42:45
My Email:William Dils
Brian, After reading the Battle of Truman's Ferry, i am wondering if Judge John Frew Stewart is an ancestor of my husband's. Do you any info on him? Thank you, Donna Stewart firstname.lastname@example.org 35 Sequoyah Dr. Mountain Home, AR 72653-6342
Donna Stewart - 02/19/00 01:39:33
My Email:William Dils
Ancestor's rank and company: 39th Kentucky Infantry
What a nice surprise. Thanks for contacting me Brian. May I add this as a link to my family web page at MyFamily.com? Sincerely, Donna Stewart
Kaci Calhoun - 02/18/00 19:09:13
My Email:Hiram Wylie Justus
In four days I have found out more about my family background than I have in 22 years. I have to thank both Robert Baker and Ed Talbott for all there assistance.
Soni LaPee - 02/16/00 23:57:33
My Email:Samuel Moseley
Ancestor's rank and company: Private
I really ejoyed reading this. I have just started searching for my Civil war Relatives and came across this one.
Roger Akers - 02/13/00 03:10:33
My Email:william akers
Ancestor's rank and company: private comp. a
thank you for this info. william was my great granfather he is buired in floyd county ky. i have more info. on him if you need it.also need to know if james akers of com. a was his brother.
Michele - 02/05/00 19:07:38
My Email:Daniel Harmon
Ancestor's rank and company: Private Company I
This is the best source of information I have come across! Great job! I am sharing this site with several cousins who are also looking for information on our ancestors. Thank you so much for making it possible for us. God bless!
Dennis R. Hatfield - 02/05/00 14:54:42
My Email:William Phillips
Ancestor's rank and company: Private, Company H
This site just keeps getting better! You are doing a great job in preserving some of our heritage. I've learned so much about my GG Grandfather William Phillips. He actually died in a Confederate prison hospital in Richmond VA on Feb. 21, 1864. Many o the men in Company H with him were related, specifically the King brothers and Richard Coleman. Thanks so much for your hard work !
George Phillip Martin - 01/24/00 18:46:25
My Email:George Martin
Ancestor's rank and company: Pvt, Co F, 39th Ky Inf
I'm very interested in your work on this history. I have some additional biographical information on the above listed ancestor, and also a photograph. I'd like to send it to you when I'm better equipped. I'll contact you later!
John Dils - 01/23/00 10:09:53
I came across this site completely by chance as I was doing a search for sites that had a relation to my family name: Dils. You have done some excellent work and the amount of work involved must have been enormous. Keep up the good work. John Dils, Brussels, Belgium
Anita Huber - 01/23/00 04:39:20
My Email:George T. Burgess
Ancestor's rank and company: Private - G Co.
What a great site! I'm glad to see that our ancestors will be truly rememebered.
Kathleen Wolford Davis - 01/20/00 12:18:58
My Email:Daniel Wolford
Ancestor's rank and company: Private Co. H, transferred to Co. D., March 1, 1863
I have really appreciated the hard work that has gone into this site. I am researching my ancestor Daniel Wolford who married L. Matilda Baker. I am searching for any kin of this branch of the Wolford tree to share information with. I come from the gro p that went to MN after the Civ. War. Many thanks for your great helpful site.
Robert M. Baker - 01/17/00 17:42:47
The Guestbook is now operational! Please leave us a little information about your ancestor and yourself.
Pamela Baker Norman - 01/17/00 17:19:36
My Email:William Reilley Norman
Ancestor's rank and company: Private, Co. H
I have information to share on William Reilley Norman and William Norman, son and father, of Company H. They lived on Knox Creek, VA, in 1850, and moved to the area of present-day McCarr, KY, before 1860. Contact me at the above address to exchange info mation. Pam
Vince Ratliff - 10/31/99 21:46:36
the link on vinson ratliff of co c is no longer valid use my new e-mail address for the link ps great page
Schoneman, LaVonne - 10/17/99 07:26:58
Very impressed! I found 5 relatives. Co. G & H father and son, my G-G-Grandfather & G-Grandfather:Thomas Cook & Jarred (Jarret/Jarritt) Cook. I have pension records detailing injuries sustained at Saltville, VA Dec. 1864 for Jarret Cook and records of wounds sustained by Thomas in 1864 (possibly in L uisa, KY)... am still collecting info. for genealogy on these ancestors and many other like Elexious Coleman of Co. H who was brother to my G-Grandmother. These folks moved to Lewis County, Washington in 1894 & 1903 raising large families and still have any descendents there (as do so many of the names in these rosters). Any contact would be welcome. This is a prodigeous effort and I appreciate all your hard work and research.
Monty Ives - 10/13/99 03:47:17
Hello, Nice website! I have been seeking information on one of my grandfathers, and may have located him because of your website. His name was James Watson Ramsey, and you have a James W. Ramsey listed in Company "B". As you can see in the information at the bottom of this message, he very well could have lived in KY, and he definitely was of the right age for the Civil War. Do you have any idea on how I could obtain further information about him? Sincerely, Monty Ives 1. James Watson1 Ramsey (?A) was born October 21, 1842 in Iowa?, Kansas?, and died November 12, 1928 in Dinuba, Tulare, California. He married Rebecca Ann (Bradford) Street Abt. 1882, daughter of Richard Street and Susan Randolph. marriage: Tulare County, CA Bradford, Rebecca Ann Ramsey, James W. Feb. 23, 1881 C-5 http://www.compuology.com/cagenweb/tulvital.htm TULARE COUNTY VITAL RECORDS The Tulare County Recorder's Office, Division of Vital Records, issues certified copies of Birth, Death, and Marriage certificates, for events which occurred within Tulare County. More About Rebecca Ann (Bradford) Street: Fact 2: Buried Smith Mountain Cemetery, Porterville, CA Children of James Ramsey and Rebecca Street are: + 2 i. Mary Hope2 Ramsey, born December 15, 1882 in Orosi, CA; died October 24, 1958 in Bakersfield, Kern, California. 3 ii. Laura Ramsey, born 1885; died 1962 in Dinuba, Tulare, CA. She married Gramstead. More About Laura Ramsey: Fact 2: Buried at Smith Mountain Cemetery, Dinuba, Tulare, CA 4 iii. Molly Ramsey, born Abt. 1890. + 5 iv. William Ramsey, died 1935 in Ventura, Ventura, CA.
richard sikes - 10/08/99 21:52:05
Wilma Tackett Moore - 09/24/99 15:21:56
My ggrandfather is listed in the 39th KY Mounted Infantry, Co. B .... Pvt. Granville Tackett. I have a picture of him showing his arm missing just below the elbow. He looks like he fought a good fight! Great Site! Thanks for sharing your info. W. Moo e, El Paso, Texas
Don Morris - 09/17/99 22:15:50
My mother was a Hibbitts and I have family member in the 39th KY Co. K. they are Joseph Hibbitts and Richard Hibbitts. I would like to know more about them if you have any information. Thank you. Don Morris
B. Meyers - 09/02/99 00:24:37
Went through company rosters hoping to find a family name, 'Cox", mainly from Owensboro and Morgantown areas. How can I research CW history in family..if indeed there is one?
Wayne Stacy - 08/23/99 05:21:46
Great Site! Thanks so much for your hard work and for sharing it with us.
Sharon - 08/20/99 03:23:03
Spent most of the day in this website. Absolutely consuming. Wish others were done as well as yours. I'm glad you had the Rosters available. They were a very valuable tool for me in my research. Thank you for your in-depth site. Soooooooo interestin You get a 10!!!!!
Tom Coleman - 08/17/99 19:56:19
My Email:Tom Coleman
Thank you for this labor of love. I found a hard lesson, that great grand dad was a Yankee (William Coleman, Co D), but this helped to clear up a lot of other questions. Keep up the excellent work!
Marlin D. Laws - 08/08/99 01:30:01
I really enjoyed looking through your information. Got some good information from the names.
steve price - 07/16/99 02:28:03
A great website. The first time I have been exposed to the union side of the house in regards to local civil war history. A heartfelt thank you for helping preserve military history.
Scott Osborne - 06/27/99 03:46:02
This is an awesome site. You have alot of history here. I will visit often.
Lola Haffcke - 06/27/99 00:33:36
Great website! Great info source! I found my GGrandfather Fredrick Franklin,and his brother William Franklin. Have limited info on Franklin's. Am willing to share what I have. Thanks, Lola
DEAN ROWE - 06/16/99 02:23:16
Just the site I was looking for My ggrandfather was In Co. G of the 39KY. Inf.Keep up the good work .
John C. McKibben - 06/15/99 01:07:42
Thank you very much for your hard work and research. I was able to find my GGGrandfather who was a 1st. Lt in the 39th KY Mounted Infantry Co E. It isalso noteworthy to mention the 39 th fought at the 2nd battle of Cynthiana. Not being aware of this until now, last year I helped sponsor a reenactment of this battle in Cynthiana KY and I am a sponsor this year as well. Many Thanks
Kuulei - 06/14/99 05:53:50
Great resource! Thanks for the valuable time and effort put into this to make it so much easier for others to do their research.
Robert Shumate - 05/22/99 19:51:05
Wow, what a great website. Thanks for having the rosters listed. My Great Grandfathers were Robert Damron and Spurlock Adkins, Co. B. It gives me a great sense of pride to see their names. Thank you for remembering them.
Carrol Ullrich - 05/15/99 02:40:24
I think it is wonderful! What a source.
FRANK GARTIN - 04/30/99 04:35:32
MY G-GRANDFATHER WAS JOHN E WILLIAMSON, AND HE WAS WITH CO. E. GREAT WEB-SITE, AND I HOPE TO BECOME A HERITAGE MEMBER.
Scott Gardner - 04/15/99 12:02:52
Glenna - 04/09/99 19:38:21
Thank You, Much easier to read.
Glenna - 03/31/99 22:18:06
Very interesting, my ggrandfather was Thomas Vester Baker. One (1) change I would like to see -- get rid of this blue background, it is very hard to read against.
Bernard Skean - 03/22/99 00:50:50
Well done !!!!! My ggrandfather was with Co.F , and I think so was his brother who may have deserted. Do you have any info on a "Skeans" who flew-the-cope ? I say again.."WELL DONE"!!!
Pamela Baker Fields - 03/21/99 20:57:27
I love your stuff about the Baker's. My dad has passed away, and it's hard to get information on his family. His name was Berton Baker, His dad's name was Walter Baker--Married to Pearly Lester.
Ruby Krull - 03/14/99 06:13:58
I think your Website wonderful. Really enjoy it Thank you
Bill - 03/10/99 19:31:38
Thank you for an interesting and informative site!
Debbie - 03/06/99 02:21:28
Terrific site! I am working on my genealogy and found my gg-grandfather Thomas Hall and my ggg-uncle Benjamin Hall (both served with company K)
Hugh B. Hall, Jr. - 03/02/99 02:52:25
Robert: Great Work! Missed you at Middle Creek last Saturday. Some good info from brainstorming and walking battlefield. I will eventually provide info on my ancestors, Martin Thornbury, Walter Thornbury, Huffman Rowe etc. Hope there are plans for ano her roundtable soon, Thanks, Hugh
gary blake - 02/23/99 22:21:05
this is great info but!marlitta said you may have info of the men who died in lousia at camp lookout.holly cordle died there(39th)in 1863 i cannot find his grave site.called new albany nat. cem.they said no remains were removed there from city cem,lousia. here is he?thanks gary
Linda Walker - 02/18/99 14:24:09
Thank you so much for this wonderful store of information. I am finding very few links to Oliver Goldsmith Keathley and really appreciate the work you have done here. I plan go through the entire file when time permits
Kathy - 02/18/99 04:12:09
I love your sight, this is the first time that I have found any documentation to the death of Adam Davis. Thanks loads.
George Noleff - 02/11/99 01:39:14
My Email:none right now
This is an incredibly informative site. I've been trying to do some research on my great-great-great-grandfather John W. Compton who was with the 39th. For what its worth, he lived to the age of 79, farming in Pike Co., KY. He died in 1921. Unfortuna ely, I am without e-mail right now..but I'm in the phone book in Baltimore, Md. I have limited info, but feel free to call if you think it might be helpful. Thanks again for a very informative site.
Robert M. Baker - 02/06/99 05:17:44
Brian, This website is great because of the work you put into it from the start. I owe you a debt of gratitude for the job you began! My humble and heartfelt thanks for allowing me to work with you on this project.
Shirley W. - 01/30/99 16:11:45
Terrific information!! Some excellent resource material for geneological research!
Dave Chaltas - 01/30/99 12:11:05
A son of Colonel Ben Caudill's 13th Calvary thanks you for your documents!
Guy LaFrance - 01/22/99 06:57:25
Greetings and Felicitations! I'm going around the Union Army Ring to collect ideas for my own Web site, and to invite all readers to visit the Web site of the 3rd US Infantry (URL shown below). Your Obedient Servant, Guy Norman "Frenchie" LaFrance Co. B, 3rd United States Infantry 1860-1865, Inc. http://www.reocities.com/Pentagon/4217/index.html "We has met th' enemy, an' they is us." -- Pogo
Robert Perry - 12/28/98 13:03:50
This is excellent work, Robert. Congratulations! I'll be sure to link it with my page.
Clyde Sword - 12/14/98 06:43:05
I really enjoyed your site, and hope to see more. Clyde
FloAnn Young - 12/03/98 19:39:58
Robert, WOW!! A job well done and so much work. I'm glad to have met someone who is so dedicated to his work. You give our profession a plus. FloAnn