The History of the 4th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry

By Patrick McSherry

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The Fourth Kentucky Volunteer Infantry served its term of service in the continental United States. It did not see service overseas..

The History:

The 4th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry was mustered into service between July 4 and July 27, 1898 at Lexington, Kentucky. At the time of mustering in, the regiment consisted of forty-one officers and 1,268 enlisted men

Initially, the regiment was encamped at Lexington Kentucky, were it remained into September, 1898. By mid-October, the regiment was encamped near Anniston, Alabama at Camp Shipp.

The regiment was mustered out of service on February 12, 1899 at Anniston, Alabama. At the time of muster out, the regiment consisted of forty-six officers and 1,117 enlisted men.

During its term of service, the regiment lost thirteen men to disease, with an addition twenty-nine being discharged on disability. In addition, one man was murdered and sixty men deserted.


Statistical Exhibit of Strength of Volunteer Forces Called into Service During the War with Spain; with Losses from All Causes. (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1899).

Clerk of Joint Committee on Printing, The Abridgement of Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress. Vol. 3 (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1899) 494

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