Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Confederates Buried in McLean County, Illinois-- Part 3

Luther Penick Chandoin (1842-1896) enlisted in the 6th Kentucky (Confederate) Regiment in the fall of 1861.  This regiment was part of the famed First Kentucky "Orphan" Brigade initially led by former United States Vice President John C. Breckenridge.

The unit participated in some of the hardest fought battles of the war.

He was wounded and permanently disabled on May 28, 1864, shot in the face during the Atlanta Campaign. He moved to Heyworth some time around 1893 to live with one of his sons, James.

--Old Secesh

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