Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Realignment, Again

The Seventeenth Kentucky, having been detached from Ammen's 10th Brigade, Nelson's Fourth Division, Army of the Ohio at Pulaski, have now been assigned to the 9th Brigade of Col. L. A. Harris in  Gen. L. H. Rousseau's Third Division of  the I Army Corps commanded by Gen. Alexander McD. McCook.

They are not included in various listings of the I Corps associated with the Battle of Perryville and other reports of this time period, possibly because of their detached assignments.  However, the following bit of book keeping was dated July 17, 1862 by General D. C. Buell.


HEADQUARTERS ARMY of the OHIO, Numbers 105.
Huntsville, ala., July 17, 1862.

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IV. The Twenty- third Brigade will hereafter be compopsed [sic] as follows: Fifty- firzst [sic] Ohio Volunteers, Eighth Kentucky Volunteers, Thirty- fifth Indian Volunteers, and Twenty- first Kentucky Volunteers, Colonel Staneley Matthews commanding.
V. The Thirty- eighth Indiana Volunteers is transferred from the Seventh to the Ninth Brigade, and the Twenty- first Ohio is transferred from the Ninth to the Seventh Brigade.
VI. The Thirty- seventh Indiana Volunteers is relieved from the Eighth Brigade.
VII. The Seventy- ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers is relieved from the Seventh Brigade and will remain where it sis [sic] until further orders.
VIII. The Seventeenth Kentucky Volunteers is transferred from the Tenth Brigade to the Ninth Brigade, and the Twenty- third Kentucky Volunteers is assigned to the Tenth Brigade.
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By command of Major-General Buell:
Assistant Adjutatn [sic]-General.

The July 18th entry from Captain Cox, reflects the restful life he had been anticipating.

Have been amusing myself today by playing a game of cards.  Lost $20.00.  Wrote to Josie today per Dillehay.*

*Cox, Samuel K., Civil War Diary 1862-1865 of Captain Samuel Kennedy Cox, courtesy of Daviess County Public Library, Kentucky Room archives, p.21.

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