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Civil War Soldiers - Burbridge

Burbridge, Stephen G., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Scott county, Ky., Aug. 19, 1831. He acquired a classical and military education, studied law with United States Senator Garrett Davis, then engaged in business in Georgetown, D. C, after which he removed to a large plantation in Logan county, Ky. At the outbreak of the Civil war he recruited the 26th Ky. regiment, was made its colonel, and at the battle of Shiloh won by gallant action promotion to the rank of brigadier-general of volunteers. He defended Kentucky against the invasion of Gen. Bragg in 1862, commanded the 1st brigade, 1st division, 13th army corps, before Vicksburg, led the storming party at the capture of Arkansas Post, and, in acknowledgment of his bravery at this time, was permitted, by orders of Gen. A. G. Smith, to plant the Stars and Stripes upon the Confederate fort. He was also conspicuous in the capture of Port Gibson, being among the first to enter the works. During the Atlanta campaign of 1864 he was in command of the military district of Kentucky, and drove Morgan back into Tennessee. In acknowledgment of this, and particularly for services at the battle of Cynthiana, he received the thanks of President Lincoln. He resigned from the service in 1865 and retired to his home in Kentucky.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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