Louisville Citizen Guards

Sheet music – Louisville Citizen Guards

Louisville Citizen Guards, published by D.P. Faulds & Co., Louisville, Ky, n.d., Sarony, Major & Knapp, N.Y. lithographer, with hand colored lithographed cover of two militia men at attention with tent camp in background, after a daguerreotype by Webster & Bro., Louisville, 5 numbered pages with blank rear cover,

August of 1860. Kentucky is represented here (below) with Simon Bolivar Buckner’s unit the Kentucky State Guard at Louisville. This is Bucker’s own unit, the Citizen Guard. They would be the heart of the 5th Kentucky Infantry in the Confederate Army.

Kentucky had both pro-Southern and pro-Northern militia elements. The pro-South Kentucky State Guard may have used a blue flag with a light blue circle in the center, which bore the federal coat of arms therein. One such example for a KSG unit does survive today.

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