22nd Kentucky Infantry

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Thank you for creating a virtual cemetery for the 22nd Kentucky. You can add Richard I. Frayne. He lived in Kansas for many years, then moved to Tacoma, WA, in 1890. The following year he moved to Whidbey Island, WA, where he bought some property, hoping to start a farm, but he died from influenza soon after arriving.

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Hi Frayne17. Richard Frayne was brother-in-law to my ggggrandfather John Meridith. They married sisters. Do you know much about the Frayne's? Richard and my grandfather John went together into the 22nd, company F. Took me years to find John in my family and I lost him in 1862. He was left at Memphis with a disability. Anything you could add about Richard, may help me locate or learn more about John. I'm so proud they served. I've learned so much about the Civil War by searching for John. Thank you.
If you are both inclined, please post your information here as I would likewise be interested in knowing about both men. I do not have a reason listed for John Meridith's discharge but I'm assuming illness or general debility. I'm still gathering as much info as I can to all of the men who served in the 22nd.
 

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If you are both inclined, please post your information here as I would likewise be interested in knowing about both men. I do not have a reason listed for John Meridith's discharge but I'm assuming illness or general debility. I'm still gathering as much info as I can to all of the men who served in the 22nd.
John Meridith/Meredith was born 1839/1840 in Hart County Ky. Married my grandmother America Cecil (Richard Frayne married her sister Eugenia Cecil) in Frankfort Ky 1861 at Richard Frayne's house. He then left with the 22nd. I tracked him through online records and letters from a physician, don't recall his name right now. I don't know which Meridith family he belonged to. There are a few John's in that area but varying birthdates. Fold 3 says he was discharged in Memphis December 1862 of a disability. Can't find him after that.
 
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The letters were written by Dr. Benjamin Stevenson to his family. John wasn't mentioned but I could track their advance through the Dr's letters written home.
Okay, I figured as much. Dr. Stevenson is profiled on the first page of this thread. I recently acquired a first edition of his letters as well as contact with a GG-Granddaughter. Fascinating individual.

If you are seeking any additional information on the 22nd KY, please let me know. I have considerably more information I've compiled over the last few years that are not on this site. I also have access to Ancestry and a couple of newspapers sites if you need searches done.
 
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Okay, I figured as much. Dr. Stevenson is profiled on the first page of this thread. I recently acquired a first edition of his letters as well as contact with a GG-Granddaughter. Fascinating individual.

If you are seeking any additional information on the 22nd KY, please let me know. I have considerably more information I've compiled over the last few years that are not on this site. I also have access to Ancestry and a couple of newspapers sites if you need searches done.
I really appreciate your offer. All I know about John is what I have posted here. If you get time, maybe you could find something on him I can't. I don't have ancestry anymore and can't afford it right now. It took me a long time to find my ggggrandparents John and America. And one day a couple of months ago, I accidently found them. On a hunch, I knew it was civil war era when they married, so I found him there. I was thrilled that I found him! Then America disappeared by 1870. Their daughter Mary Catherine is living with an aunt in Cincinnati in 1870. I'm afraid John and America both died but there's no burial info on either. Record keeping certainly left a lot to be desired back in those days. Nice to meet you Huskerblitz :smile:
 
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I really appreciate your offer. All I know about John is what I have posted here. If you get time, maybe you could find something on him I can't. I don't have ancestry anymore and can't afford it right now. It took me a long time to find my ggggrandparents John and America. And one day a couple of months ago, I accidently found them. On a hunch, I knew it was civil war era when they married, so I found him there. I was thrilled that I found him! Then America disappeared by 1870. Their daughter Mary Catherine is living with an aunt in Cincinnati in 1870. I'm afraid John and America both died but there's no burial info on either. Record keeping certainly left a lot to be desired back in those days. Nice to meet you Huskerblitz :smile:
Already been searching! I really like doing this type of research, especially for men of the 22nd. Gives me a better understanding of the regiment as well as the men who served in it. I can't promise to find anything, but will certainly try.
 
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Already been searching! I really like doing this type of research, especially for men of the 22nd. Gives me a better understanding of the regiment as well as the men who served in it. I can't promise to find anything, but will certainly try.
Bless you! Was your family in the 22nd?
 
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Bless you! Was your family in the 22nd?
Yes, primarily 4x great-uncles. Caleb Burton served the duration of the war and his younger brother David was killed at Chickasaw Bayou in Dec. of 1862. Also had some in-laws that also served in the 22nd. My research started as a college class project and eventually became a much larger hobby. I'm not sure what I will wind up doing with all my research, but there isn't a lot of information on the 22nd outside of Dr. Stevenson's book.
 
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Yes, primarily 4x great-uncles. Caleb Burton served the duration of the war and his younger brother David was killed at Chickasaw Bayou in Dec. of 1862. Also had some in-laws that also served in the 22nd. My research started as a college class project and eventually became a much larger hobby. I'm not sure what I will wind up doing with all my research, but there isn't a lot of information on the 22nd outside of Dr. Stevenson's book.
I've learned so much by researching John and the 22nd. It was sad really. There was so much disease and I think as many died of disease than by bullet. There is a photo of Richard Frayne and his sword he carried. It was a feeling I can't describe when I looked into his face and realized I was looking at a family member from long ago and actually knew John Meridith. It was amazing. There are so many unknowns about that war that may never be uncovered.
 
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I've learned so much by researching John and the 22nd. It was sad really. There was so much disease and I think as many died of disease than by bullet. There is a photo of Richard Frayne and his sword he carried. It was a feeling I can't describe when I looked into his face and realized I was looking at a family member from long ago and actually knew John Meridith. It was amazing. There are so many unknowns about that war that may never be uncovered.
Have you seen post #18 of this thread on the first page? I have profiled Richard Frayne and included his photo and sword.
 
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Have you seen post #18 of this thread on the first page? I have profiled Richard Frayne and included his photo and sword.
I guess I need to go back to page 1. Lol. Cause I'm guessing here is where I got the majority of my information :smile: I was checking for new posts and saw the Richard Frayne relative.
 
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I really appreciate your offer. All I know about John is what I have posted here. If you get time, maybe you could find something on him I can't. I don't have ancestry anymore and can't afford it right now. It took me a long time to find my ggggrandparents John and America. And one day a couple of months ago, I accidently found them. On a hunch, I knew it was civil war era when they married, so I found him there. I was thrilled that I found him! Then America disappeared by 1870. Their daughter Mary Catherine is living with an aunt in Cincinnati in 1870. I'm afraid John and America both died but there's no burial info on either. Record keeping certainly left a lot to be desired back in those days. Nice to meet you Huskerblitz :smile:
I was able to spend a bit looking. I did find his name in a newspaper article from 1887, but honestly, I'm not sure what it means. The image of the opening paragraph is shown below, followed by just a list of names and units. The paper is the Frankfort Roundabout of Jan. 15, 1887 (found here). Maybe someone here may know what it refers to. Maybe it's just a collection of discharges collected by the local G.A.R.??? I don't have a clue.

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I was able to spend a bit looking. I did find his name in a newspaper article from 1887, but honestly, I'm not sure what it means. The image of the opening paragraph is shown below, followed by just a list of names and units. The paper is the Frankfort Roundabout of Jan. 15, 1887 (found here). Maybe someone here may know what it refers to. Maybe it's just a collection of discharges collected by the local G.A.R.??? I don't have a clue.

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Thank you. Odd indeed. I looked up a few of the names in the list at find a grave to see if there is a common thread among them, but couldn't find them there. I'll keep looking. Dr. James Hatchitt is from Frankfort. I followed him to Nashville but not Memphis. Oddly enough he was denied pension because he didn't muster in. Just showed up. Lol. He served in 1864 so somewhere along the line he was probably given these discharges to bring back to Kentucky?
 
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Dr. Benjamin Franklin Stevenson, did publish his letters in 1884.
You have done an excellent job with this thread on the 22nd Ky. The link to the letters of Dr Stevenson provided some information on the 7th Ky Inf which was the unit of a second or third great uncle. Dr Stevenson references it a couple of times while both regiments were together in Louisiana.
 
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You have done an excellent job with this thread on the 22nd Ky. The link to the letters of Dr Stevenson provided some information on the 7th Ky Inf which was the unit of a second or third great uncle. Dr Stevenson references it a couple of times while both regiments were together in Louisiana.
Thank you. I don't have a ton of info on the 7th much past that they consolidated its veterans with members of the 22nd and 19th Kentucky regiments. Glad Dr. Stevenson had something useful for you.
 
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While there is no formal regimental history written, the regiment surgeon, Dr. Benjamin Franklin Stevenson, did publish his letters in 1884. This is a must-read for anyone wanting to know about the regiment and where they traveled. Dr. Stevenson mentions a number of names and always dated his letters with the location. The book can be accessed for free on Archive.org and today can be purchased as a printed book. Be warn that the print book are scanned pages of the original but still fairly clean. Original copies can be found, but range from $300 and up.

https://archive.org/details/lettersfromarmy00stev_0

Print Book
https://www.amazon.com/Letters-Army...=8-1&keywords=letters+from+the+army+stevenson[/QUOTE
Yes, a very fine read.
 



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