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General McClernand officially congratulated the Governor of the State on the meritorious part taken by Kentucky in the Vicksburg campaign, and added his “testimony to the gallantry, bravery, and good conduct of her officers and men in all that bloody struggle. They bore themselves with the unflinching steadiness of veterans, both under galling fires of artillery and musketry, and in making charges upon fortified lines.”

The losses in battle of the Kentucky regiments were more severe than the figures indicate, as the regiments were small. Nearly every regiment took the field before its ranks attained the maximum strength, and but few recruits were forwarded. The 60 regiments contained, in all, only 51,743 names on their rolls.

Vacant numbers occur in the list of Kentucky regiments through the following reasons: the 29th, 31st, 36th, 38th, 43d, 44th, 46th, 50th, and 51st Regiments were incomplete organizations, and their recruits were transferred to other regiments. The 41st and 42d Regiments were thirty-days mein, who were called out at the time of Bragg's invasion. There was no Battery D organized. The 33d Infantry was consolidated with the 26th Infantry on April 1st, 1864.

The 4th, 40th, 45th, 47th, 48th, 52d, 53d, 54th and 55th Regiments served as mounted infantry.

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