I know I'm running late on posting this, but I finally made the time to do it. Especially after I read what President Hopeful Gephardt (D-MO) said about the Confederate Flag that flies over a Confederate Soldier monument on the South Carolina's Statehouse grounds."is a hurtful, divisive symbol and in my veiw has no place flying anywhere, in any state in this country,". Thank you Mr. Gephardt for stating your position we now know you will be, or currently are a patsy for the NAACP. You notice nobody ever screams for the American Indian, if they screamed loud enough about the scars and injustice of the past and present, and pointed their fingers at the stars and sripes, would we have to bring it down? Change our nation's flag? (the KKK carried the stars and stripes first, and also the Christian flag, before the stars and bars.) OK. I'm off my soapbox. But as a Civil War Re-Enactor I beg people to really read the history, slavery was a backburner issue, slaves in south free-'1863, slaves in north free-'1865(if this was the issue, why wait til after the war. Why not free them first.)
Now to the list. This is all the Kessingers(with all the different spellings)I have found.
First off lets start with the Confederates since some want to erase these people from history. From Virginia- Goodall Kesinger 166th VA Militia Henry W. Kesinger166th VA Militia J.W. Kesinger166th VA Militia 3rd SGT James N. Kesinger 166th VA Militia 3rd CPL Richardson F. Kesinger 166th VA Militia
Jacob S. Kessinger166th VA Militia (Lewis?)L. Kessinger Giles Regiment 11th Battalion Ryly Kessinger 59th VA Infantry Co. C
Erastus KissingerBryan's Company 13th Bat. (Henry?)H.H. Kissinger 24th VA Regiment Co. F James Kissinger 38th VA Regiment Co. H Silas Kissinger 86th VA Militia Co. D
From Missouri- Thomas Kasinger 8th MO Infantry Co. C
From Kentucky- Theodore H. Kissinger 1st Reg.KY INF. Co.G
From Mississippi- Anthony Kessinger 48th Reg.MISS INF. Co.E
John Kisinger 3rd Reg. MISS INF
A. Kissinger 2nd Battalion MISS INF
From Louisiana- T.H. Kisinger 6th Regiment LA Calvary
John Kissinger Fire Battalion LA Militia
Let's not forget that these men fought to keep the federal government out of their lives and actions. Makes more sense than hundreds of thousands of men fighting over slavery.
Now to the Yankees...... First up, Illinois- Peter Kasinger Mt.SterlingRecCo.I 62nd IL US INF Philip Kasinger Brown County PVT Co.E 16th IL US INF S.J. KasingerPeral PVT Co.B 61st IL US INF
John M. KesingerBallRecCo.A 61st IL US INF Ransom Kesinger (unknown) PVT Co.B 99 IL US INF Reuben Kesinger Greene CountyRecCo.A 61st IL US INF
George W. KessingerHillsboroPVT Co.C 70th IL US INF Jacob KessingerCarlinvillePVT Co.F 133rd IL US INF James P. KessingerCarlinvillePVT Co.F 133rd IL US INF Ransom KessingerPeralPVTCo.I 99th IL US INF Willis F. KessingerMont. County PVT Co.A 91st IL US INF
James H. KissingerWinchester PVT Co.A 61st IL US INF William M. Kissinger Lawrenceville PVT Co.K70th IL USINF
(Did you notice Reuben Kessinger's name changed when he was put in another company within the same infantry unit.)
Missouri- William S. Kisinger St. Charles,MO PVT Co.G 49 IL US INF
Kentucky- Benjamin KessingerHart County CPL Co.A 27th KY INF Solomon KessingerHart County PVT Co.A 27th KY INF
Ohio- Joseph L. KessingerAthens CountyADJUANT GENERAL James L. Kessinger Lieutenant 40th Regiment Ohio Vol. INF
Kansas- Jacob Kessinger PVT Re-enlisted Calvary Co.K (Jan 5,1864 - Jun 22,1865 Discharged DeFalls Bluff, ARK)
Pennsylvania- Solomon Kessinger DRAFTED in 1863 in Schulykill Co. PA
Well tha tha tha that's all folks. If I missed anyone let me know who they are so I can put them in my notebook(real pen and paper) no more computer storing information for me. I think I understand the Unibomer's problem with technology, he must have bought his computer at the same place I bought the two of mine so far.
Oh yeah, by the way, only four of all the above was wounded in the Civil War and none of the above died in the war.
Sorry it took so long. Til next time, Danny Kessinger