HISTORY OF THE ORPHAN BRIGADE.
JOHN SHADD, Harrison County, fought at Hartsville, Stone River, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Rocky Face Gap, Resaca, and Dallas; from Dallas to Atlanta; and at Peachtree and Intrenchment Creeks. He was captured at the latter place, July 22, 1864, and detained in prison-till the war closed.
JAMES SWITZER, Harrison County, died of disease at Chattanooga, April 6, 1863.
LEWIS TANDY, Harrison County, fought at Hartsville, Stone River, and Chickamauga, and was killed at the latter place.
ABRAHAM TURNER, Bracken County, was sent to hospital sick, soon after having enlisted, and when he recovered, he was detailed as teamster, and served with another command.
ANDREW J. THOMPSON, Cynthiana, served first year of the war in Capt. Desha's company, of the First Regiment, and was severely wounded at Dranesville, Dec. 20, 1861. He fought with this company of the Fifth Regiment at Stone River, Chickamauga, Resaca, and Dallas, and was wounded at the latter place. After the command was mounted, he was sent to Newnan as one of the saddle detail, and continued on that duty till the close of the war. Died at home some years after the war.
DAVID HENRY THOMSON, Cynthiana, served first year of the war as second lieutenant of Co. C, First Regiment, and fought at Dranesville and on the Peninsula. After his regiment was disbanded, he did not regularly enlist again, but kept the field as a free fighter. He engaged in foraging for Marshall's command during its cooperative invasion of Kentucky, September, 1862. When he arrived in Harrison County, he at once prepared to enlist again under Capt. Desha, but was prevented by that officer, who, knowing his worth, hoped to procure him a commission. He assisted in recruiting Co. I, and was nominally a member, but was not sworn, nor was he in the sworn service of the Confederate States, though encountering hardships and dangers as such. On the stone at his grave is the only record of his membership "D. H. T., C, First Kentucky; I, Fifth Kentucky." He was with Cluke in his invasion of Kentucky, in the winter and spring of 1863, and was of much service to his friends after the retreat. His health now began to fail his lungs having suffered severe hemorrhage but he marched with the Fifth Regiment to North Georgia, and engaged at Chickamauga, where he was killed outright, Sept. 20, 1863, having fired but a few times. His captain, to whom we are indebted for the above facts, remarks: "My friendship for him, and a proud remembrance of his friendship for me, prompts this feeble panegyric, that he was conspicuous for heroism in action, and for the most conscientious observance of his duties; and truth sustains me in saying that it is no more than he deserves."
S. P. F. WHITAKER, Pendleton County, fought at Chickamauga, and was wounded there; fought also at Mission Ridge, Rocky Face Gap, Resaca, and Dallas, and was again wounded, but recovered and took part in the mounted engagements in Georgia.