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William D. Givan
Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 10/20/1861 as a Private. On 3/21/1862 he mustered into "B" Co. KY 27th Infantry He was Mustered Out on 3/29/1865 at Louisville, KY Promotions: * Corpl 1/1/1862 * 1st Sergt 3/24/1863 * 1st Lieut 11/22/1864 (Not Mustered)

Twenty -seventh Infantry. -- Col., Charles D. Pennebaker, Lieut.- Col. John H. Ward; Majs., John Carlisle, Samuel J. Coyne, Alexander Magruder. About Sept. 20, 1861, Maj. Ward opened camp for recruits at Greensburg, within 24 miles of Gen. Buckner's Confederate forces at Munfordville, with whom he had many encounters, losing men in killed, wounded and prisoners before he had a regimental organization and often before the company to which the men were attached had been organized. Many of the recruits came from inside the Confederate lines, or very near to them, and had to fight on the way to camp. Under these difficulties, with the name of Gen. Ward to assist, Lieut.-Col. Ward and Maj. Carlisle recruited from the counties of Casey, Green Taylor, Hart and Nelson, five companies; Col. Pennebaker, with the aid of Col. Alfred Allen and Larkin Proctor, recruited five other companies in Hardin, Grayson, Breckinridge and Meade counties, a few men were sent from about Covington, some of them coming from Madisonville Ohio. The regiment was with Gen. Nelson's division when it occupied Corinth; thence moved to Iuka and Rienzi, Miss., thence to Tuscumbia and Florence and Athens, Ala., and was on the march of Buell's army to Louisville, Ky., in the summer of 1862. It was at the battle of Perryville with Gen. Crittenden's corps, but was only engaged in skirmishing as the fight was to its left. After Bragg's retreat it returned with Buell to the south via Glasgow, Ky., and Gallatin, Tenn., and with the army to Stone's River. It was sent from there back to Munfordville, Ky., to recruit and was engaged in fights about that place. In Sept. 1863, it was mounted and sent to join Burnside in East Tennessee. In October it joined the cavalry forces and other mounted infantry in an attack on Philadelphia, but found there a strong force of infantry and artillery upon which it could make no impression. In the fight at Leiper's ferry the regiment suffered severely. During the siege of Knoxville, with other troops and artillery, it sustained a charge the same morning that the Confederates met with the famous defeat at Fort Sanders. At Bean's station the regiment was fiercely engaged after which it marched on foot to Cumberland Gap and then into Lee County, Va., where it camped for a time, when it was ordered to Mt. Sterling, Ky., to be remounted. The regiment joined the army at Pumpkin Vine creek, GA, and was with it in its almost continued battle from there until the fall of Atlanta, being in Strickland's brigade, Hascall's division, 23rd corps. After the fall of Atlanta, as the regiment had already served over three years, it was sent back to Owensboro, Ky., to drive out the guerrillas in that part of the state and reduce the country to order. The loss of the regiment in the Atlanta campaign was 66 in killed and wounded.

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