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18th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry, Company H

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  1. Crazycatlady65

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    I'm looking for information on James Everet Burchard (1827 - 1864) I believe he died in the Battle of Harrisburg - July 1864. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
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    He's listed as James Burchett. I could only find he enlisted 6/1/1861.
     
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    J.E. Burchard : 8th KY Infantry enlisted 9/13/1862 at Camp Breckinridge, Tennessee as a Private in Company C 8th KY Infantry. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant. Captured 2/16/1862. Confined at Johnson's Island, Ohio 2/18/1862. Exchanged 9/13/1862. Killed at Harrisburg, Miss. 7/14/1864.

    Eighth Kentucky Infantry


    Fort Donelson, TN after action report:

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    Report of Lieut. Col. H. B. Lyon, Eighth Kentucky Infantry (Confederate).

    HDQRS. EIGHT KENTUCKY REGIMENT,
    Dover, Tenn., February 17, 1862.
    SIR: In our engagement with the Federal troops on Thursday, the 13th
    instant, the Eighth Kentucky Regt. was behind our entrenchment and
    withstood the fire of a battery of at times four and two guns, stationed
    immediately in its front, at about 700 yards distance from the regiment,
    for about six hours. The firing was often terrific, and the regiment lost
    2 killed and 10 wounded. The men were also exposed to the fire of the
    enemy's sharpshooters, by which only 1 man was slightly wounded.

    On the 15th instant the regiment engaged the enemy in the woods on the
    left flank and in front of our intrenchments; fought gallantly, assisting
    to whip and drive back the enemy; sustaining the loss of 17 men killed,
    46 officers and men wounded, and 1 man missing, and returned to the
    intrenchments about 12 o'clock m., from which time until night it was
    exposed to the fire of the enemy's sharpshooters, but losing no men
    from their fire.

    No officers and men could have acted more gallantly than did those of
    the Eighth Kentucky Regt. at all times during the three days' fight.
    Among the most daring on the 15th on the field I must mention Maj.
    R. B. Henry, who had his horse shot under him, and was conspicuous
    for his bravery in all parts of the field where there was danger. Among
    the captains, lieutenants, and men I cannot discriminate; the actions of
    all were very gallant and highly commendable at all times.
    I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

    H. B. LYON,
    Lieut.-Col., Cmdg. Eighth Kentucky Regt.

    Col. DAVIDSON,
    Cmdg. Brigade.


    Source: Official Records
    PAGE 375-7 OPERATIONS IN KY., TENN., N. ALA., AND S. W. VA. [CHAP. XVII.
    [Series I. Vol. 7. Serial No. 7.]

    ************************************************************************************


    Report of Lieut. Col. A. R. Shacklett, Eight Kentucky Mounted Infantry.

    HDQRS. EIGHTH KENTUCKY REGT. CAVALRY,
    Near Pikeville, Miss., July 23, 1864.
    The following report of the actions of the Eighth Kentucky Regiment
    and a detachments of Capt.'s Campbell an Estes, of Morgan's
    command, in the late engagement is respectfully submitted:

    On the 9th instant hearing that the enemy was moving out in the
    direction of Ellistown, we moved in the direction, but soon learned that
    the enemy was moving on Pontotoc. We marched all night to meet him;
    passed through town and took position on the Pontotoc and Okolona
    road, where we remained until the 12th instant, when we had a slight
    skirmish, the enemy driving in our advance and flanking our position,
    which caused us to fall back two miles, where we remained until the
    morning of the 13th, when we were joined by Capt.'s Campbell and
    Estes, with ninety of Gen. Morgan's men, who were cut off from
    their command while in Kentucky. In the mean time the enemy had
    moved by the left flank on the Tupelo road. My regiment moved on a
    parallel road (Camargo), coming upon their right flank late in the
    evening, pressing forward until 10 p. m. We then halted, dismounted,
    threw forward skirmishers, and held our horses in line until sunrise.
    Soon after our advance we engaged the enemy and drove him half a
    mile.

    We were then ordered to move our line forward. After moving half a
    mile the enemy's batteries opened upon our line, which was formed in
    single rank. When we had moved within 800 yards of the enemy's
    works we were ordered to charge through an open field, and when
    within 100 yards we were met with a terrific shower of bullets from
    their infantry and an iron hail from their artillery simultaneously.
    Batteries being placed on both flanks opened with grape and canister
    upon our shattered line, thinned by exhaustion from the burning sun and
    our rapid march. Still we pressed forward until within thirty yards of
    their works, when a terrific fire of musketry compelled us to retire,
    killing and wounding one-half of my command before we returned
    beyond the range of the enemy's guns. On the following morning we
    moved and attacked the enemy's left, flanking his position and causing
    him to retreat on the Ellistown road, pursuing him vigorously, and were
    hotly engaged until late in the evening, when we were repulsed and
    returned to Harrisburg.

    The officers and men of my regiment acted with their usual gallantry,
    and the highest praise is due all for their good behavior. Both officers
    and men of Morgan's detachments acted with unsurpassed bravery and
    coolness.

    I submit the following list of casualties in my regiment, including
    Gen. Morgan's detachment: Number of men in engagement, 115.

    Number of men killed, 8; wounded, 40; missing, 7; total, 55.

    Respectfully submitted and forwarded.

    A. R. SHACKLETT,
    Lieut.-Col., Cmdg. Regt.

    Capt. W. D. McKAY,
    Acting Assistant Adjutant-Gen.


    Source: Official Records
    CHAP. LI.] EXPEDITION TO TUPELO, MISS. PAGE 341-77
    [Series I. Vol. 39. Part I, Reports. Serial No. 77.]
     
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    Thank you so much!
     
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