Records of Death and Interment at Camp Nelson, Kentucky, 1864-1865

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The records of death and interment at Camp Nelson, Kentucky, 1864-1865 provide the decedent’s name, rank, unit, cause and date of death, and burial location. The records of death from the Colored Refugee Home and the Freedman’s Hospital are for “contraband”, slaves who escaped or were brought within Union lines. The latter records provide the decedent’s name, height, and date of death.

A Surnames

Wyatt Adams
Rank: Private
Branch: United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Full Unit Designation: United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Death Date: 11/16/1864
Grave Number: 0821

Richard Albert
Rank: Private
Regiment: 6
Branch: United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Full Unit Designation: 6th United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Death Date: 12/17/1864
Grave Number: 0865

Washington Allen
Rank: Private
Regiment: 124
Branch: United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Full Unit Designation: 124th United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Death Date: 12/23/1864
Grave Number: 0870

James W. Anderson
Rank: Private State: Kentucky
Regiment: 4
Branch: Infantry Unit: H
Full Unit Designation: H, 4th Kentucky
Death Date: 02/23/1865
Grave Number: 0988

James Armstrong
Rank: Private State: Michigan
Regiment: 8
Branch: Infantry Unit: D
Full Unit Designation: D, 8th Michigan
Death Date: 11/27/1864
Grave Number: 0840

B Surnames

James Banks
Rank: Private
Branch: United States Colored Troops (Regulars) Unit: C
Full Unit Designation: C, ? United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Death Date: 10/19/1864
Grave Number: 0768

Squire Barnes
Rank: Private
Regiment: 5
Branch: United States Colored Troops (Regulars) Unit: A
Full Unit Designation: A, 5th United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Death Date: 11/01/1864
Grave Number: 0796

Wash Bean
Rank: Private
Regiment: 6
Branch: United States Colored Troops (Regulars) Unit: H
Full Unit Designation: H, 6th United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Death Date: 11/23/1864
Grave Number: 0831

James S. Beasley
Rank: Private
Regiment: 116
Branch: United States Colored Troops (Regulars) Unit: H
Full Unit Designation: H, 116th United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Death Date: 08/04/1864
Grave Number: 0718

Henry Bell
Rank: Private
Regiment: 119
Branch: United States Colored Troops (Regulars) Unit: A
Full Unit Designation: A, 119th United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Death Date: 04/24/1865
Grave Number: 1107

Lenard Bell
Rank: Private
Regiment: 123
Branch: United States Colored Troops (Regulars) Unit: F
Full Unit Designation: F, 123rd United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Death Date: 12/29/1864
Grave Number: 0879

William Bell
Rank: Private
Branch: United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Full Unit Designation: United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Death Date: 12/20/1864
Grave Number: 0868

Castilla Benner
Rank: Private
Regiment: 13
Branch: United States Colored Troops (Regulars) Unit: M
Full Unit Designation: M, 13th United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Death Date: 08/08/1865
Grave Number: 1302

Henry Bennitt
Rank: Private
Regiment: 5
Branch: United States Colored Troops (Regulars) Unit: L
Full Unit Designation: L, 5th United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Death Date: 11/23/1864
Grave Number: 0832

Jacob Black
Rank: Private
Branch: United States Colored Troops (Regulars) Unit: I
Full Unit Designation: I, ? United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Death Date: 12/20/1864
Grave Number: 0869
Wife Laura Black Living in Lancaster, Ky.

John Black
Rank: Sergeant State: Kentucky
Regiment: 13 Branch: Cavalry Unit: E
Full Unit Designation: E, 13 Kentucky Cavalry
Death Date: 12/08/1864

James Blake
Rank: Private
Regiment: 13
Branch: United States Colored Troops (Regulars) Unit: D
Full Unit Designation: D, 13th United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Death Date: 08/06/1865
Grave Number: 1301

Napoleon Blakley
Rank: Private
Regiment: 5
Branch: United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Full Unit Designation: 5th United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Death Date: 11/14/1864
Grave Number: 0815

Jerome Bonaparte
Rank: Private
Regiment: 124
Branch: United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Full Unit Designation: 124th United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Death Date: 12/19/1864
Grave Number: 0867

Samuel Boswell
Rank: Private
Regiment: 6
Branch: United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Full Unit Designation: 6th United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Death Date: 11/14/1864
Grave Number: 0814

Jordan Bowers
Rank: Private
Branch: United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Full Unit Designation: United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Death Date: 11/13/1864
Grave Number: 0811

Harriet Branch
Status: Contraband
Death Date: 10/09/1865
Multiple List, Age 13 Years. Also listed is John Lawson.

Albert Bratton
Contraband
Death Date: 05/15/1864
Reverse Reads Albert Branton.

Shad Brisco
Rank: Private
Regiment: 5
Branch: United States Colored Troops (Regulars) Unit: K
Full Unit Designation: K, 5th United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Death Date: 10/20/1865
Grave Number: 1392

James Briss
Rank: Private
Branch: United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Full Unit Designation: United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Death Date: 10/13/1864
Grave Number: 0761

Albert Brown
Rank: Private State: Michigan Regiment: 11
Branch: Artillery Full Unit Designation: 11th Michigan Artillery
Death Date: 03/01/1864
Grave Number: 0425

Alfred Brown
Rank: Private
Regiment: 13
Branch: United States Colored Troops (Regulars) Unit: A
Full Unit Designation: A, 13th United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Death Date: 07/10/1865
Grave Number: 1237

Nancy Brown
Status: Contraband
Death Date: 03/20/1865

Scipio Brown
Status: Contraband
Death Date: 12/30/1864 Multiple List.
Also listed are Loyd Sands, Harriet Williams, Arthur Jackson, and Angelina Hall.

Alfred Bruce
Rank: Private
Regiment: 114
Branch: United States Colored Troops (Regulars) Unit: E
Full Unit Designation: E, 114th United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Death Date: 09/04/1864
Grave Number: 0715

Hiram Bruce
Rank: Private
Regiment: 124
Branch: United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Full Unit Designation: 124th United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Death Date: 12/26/1864
Grave Number: 0876

Jerry Bruce
Rank: Private
Regiment: 124
Branch: United States Colored Troops (Regulars) Unit: D
Full Unit Designation: D, 124th United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Death Date: 02/15/1865
Grave Number: 0966

Richmond Bryant
Rank: Private
Branch: United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Full Unit Designation: United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Death Date: 12/05/1864
Grave Number: 0851

Robert Bryant
Rank: Private
Regiment: 124
Branch: United States Colored Troops (Regulars) Unit: K
Full Unit Designation: K, 124th United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Death Date: 06/04/1865
Grave Number: 1158

Sandy Bullitt
Rank: Private
Regiment: 5
Branch: United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Full Unit Designation: 5th United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Death Date: 12/05/1864
Grave Number: 0853

George Burly
Rank: Private
Regiment: 124
Branch: United States Colored Troops (Regulars) Unit: C
Full Unit Designation: C, 124th United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Death Date: 03/22/1865

F. Bush
Rank: Private
Regiment: 6
Branch: United States Colored Troops (Regulars) Unit: C
Full Unit Designation: C, 6th United States Colored Troops (Regulars)
Death Date: 01/29/1865
Grave Number: 0920

 


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US War Department. Record Group 92: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774 - 1985. Web. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 28 July 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/military/records-of-death-and-interment-at-camp-nelson-kentucky-1864-1865.htm - Last updated on Oct 15th, 2013


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