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 Posted: Tue Dec 16th, 2008 06:09 am
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1st ky brigade=the Orphan Brigade

Got their name from the fact the state of kentucky did not formally join the southern cause and leave the union. Thus, they became Orphans. Like so many units that mustered, originally under the belief they were to become cavalry. This did not occurr untill the very end of the war, because they were one of the outstanding infantry units in the western theater (thier own prowess as infantry hurt them in their cause to become what they wanted to be-cavalry).

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