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4th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry - Orphan Brigade
« on: June 22, 2015, 10:08:42 pm »





Seeing of the Elephant


Trabue advanced the Brigade across a small clearing and into a woodline, where he observed the Federals forming line across a stream bed.
The regiments changed front to meet the enemy squarely (necessary by the tactics of the day), and in the process, the Yankees were ready first. The Fourth Kentucky found itself opposite the Forty-sixth Ohio Infantry, who fired a hasty volley over the heads of the Kentuckians. Now Major Monroe's long hours of drill paid off as the Fourth completed its maneuver and took careful aim at the Federals, only seventy yards away.

Monroe's drill field voice rang out with the commands "Fire by battalion! Ready, Aim, ... Fire!" The Kentuckians' volley was deadly, and the Ohio troops suffered their greatest losses of the day here (you can read about this action today on the monument of the Forty-sixth Ohio, erected on this spot on the battlefield).
 The Orphans kept their fire up, and soon the losses among the Ohioans were so severe that Monroe, seeing their lines waver, ordered a bayonet charge. With the shrill Rebel Yell streaming from their throats, the boys from Green County charged across the ravine and into the Federals, who broke and ran for the rear. Elated with their victory, the Orphans moved forward and through the abandoned Yankee camps. They had indeed "seen the elephant" (Civil War slang for going into combat for the first time), and had come out on top.



Fourth's finest hour

This drill competition was the highlight of the spring for the Orphans, and it clinched their reputation for excellence. Each of the Kentucky regiments competed against a regiment from Gen. Adams' Louisiana Brigade, the Fourth Kentucky beating the Nineteenth Louisiana on 21 May. Each of the Orphan regiments handily defeated its rival, until the Ninth Kentucky was slated to compete on 22 May. Unfortunately, marching orders for the Orphan Brigade arrived on that day, and the competition was never finished. However, there was no doubt in the Kentuckians' minds who the drill champions were.

As he had the previous summer, Breckinridge took his division to Mississippi, this time to help relieve the siege of Vicksburg. However, the reinforcements were too late to save the city, which surrendered on the Fourth of July. The Confederates fell back to Jackson, where they were attacked by Gen. Sherman in mid-July. The Fourth Kentucky was not heavily engaged, and Company F lost no casualties. But disease continued to thin the ranks of the Green Countians as W.W. Woodring was discharged due to disability in May, and Martin L. Davis died of disease in September.


Various misunderstandings delayed the dawn assault, but Breckinridge ordered the attack at 9:00 a.m. The Orphans charged forward, filling the woods with the wild Rebel yell. They struck the Federal works at an angle, at a place marked today in Chickamauga National Military Park by a painting showing their attack. The Fourth and Sixth regiments, being on the right of the Orphans' line, passed by the log defenses and met their enemy in the open. In the area of the Kentucky Monument in the park, the Fourth Kentucky emerged from the woods and charged the Federal Fifteenth Kentucky, routing them and capturing two cannons of Bridges' Illinois Battery. It was one of the Fourth's finest hours, as the men joyfully jumped astride their captured prizes and turned them on the fleeing enemy.

Comissioned Officers

Col. Crumpet

Lt. Dainyel

 


Non Comissioned Officers:
CSgt. Kroglog

Sgt. Cazasar

Cpl. Rhen



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Enlisted men

Pfc. SniperV
Pfc. Dart
Pfc. Rnady
Pfc. AtomicAlex
Pfc. Kody
Pfc. Heretic
Pfc. Brin

Pvt. Merfie
Pvt. Dom
Pvt. Dolan Duk
Pvt. Dum
Pvt. Connodd
Pvt. Dickie Claymore
Pvt. Kronox
Pvt. Tea towel
Pvt. Daan
Pvt. Kaasovic


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Re: 57th Virginia Volunteer Infantry - Armistead Brigade [EU]
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2015, 10:26:12 pm »
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Re: 57th Virginia Volunteer Infantry - Armistead Brigade [EU]
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2015, 10:32:05 pm »
I want me a grey uniform gib

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Re: 57th Virginia Volunteer Infantry - Armistead Brigade [EU]
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2015, 11:42:02 pm »
From now on this will be bumped
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Re: 57th Virginia Volunteer Infantry - Armistead Brigade [EU]
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2015, 02:12:07 am »
From now on this will be bumped

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Re: 57th Virginia Volunteer Infantry - Armistead Brigade [EU]
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2015, 09:24:09 am »
Good luck Crumpet  :-*

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Re: 57th Virginia Volunteer Infantry - Armistead Brigade [EU]
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2015, 11:34:15 am »
From now on this will be bumped

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thats how you like it
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Re: 57th Virginia Volunteer Infantry - Armistead Brigade [EU]
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2015, 03:20:27 pm »
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Re: 57th Virginia Volunteer Infantry - Armistead Brigade [EU]
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2015, 03:30:31 pm »
Will be kick starting dis shit when I am back.

Should have around 15-20 attendance.

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Re: 57th Virginia Volunteer Infantry - Armistead Brigade [EU]
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2015, 08:09:36 pm »
never played NaS before, cant be that hard right ? RIGHT ??
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Re: 57th Virginia Volunteer Infantry - Armistead Brigade [EU]
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2015, 08:14:17 pm »
never played NaS before, cant be that hard right ? RIGHT ??

Melee is easy like you were on the first date

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Re: 57th Virginia Volunteer Infantry - Armistead Brigade [EU]
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2015, 08:27:40 pm »
never played NaS before, cant be that hard right ? RIGHT ??

Melee is easy like you were on the first date
Ill probably get shot all the time anyway
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Re: 57th Virginia Volunteer Infantry - Armistead Brigade [EU]
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2015, 08:35:18 pm »
never played NaS before, cant be that hard right ? RIGHT ??
Most of the people cant even block properly   ;D

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Re: 57th Virginia Volunteer Infantry - Armistead Brigade [EU]
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2015, 09:00:34 pm »
Caz will be German Black immigrant in the 57thVA

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« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2015, 09:11:00 pm »
Caz will be German Black immigrant in the 57thVA
No I will be german black KKK member with an affection for melee
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