First organized as a Battalion for service in Eastern Counties of Kentucky and on the Virginia
border, and so served until October, 1863. At Mt. Sterling, Ky and to cover the front from the
Cumberland Gap to Louisa, Ky, until March, 1864. Action at Saylersville, Ky., Nov 30, 1863.
Moved to Flemingsburg, March, 1864; thence to Irvine, Ky, and operating south of that point
until July. Pound Gap, April 19 (Detachment). Troublesome Creek April 27. Morgan Field, 5
May. Operations against Morgan 31 May to 20 June. Near Pound Gap 1 June. Mt.Sterling 9
June. Cynthiana 12 June. Operations against guerrillas in Owens and Trimble Counties July and
August. Burbridge's Expedition into Southwest Virginia 20 Sept to 17 Oct. Action at Saltsville, 2
Oct. Stoneman's Raid into Southwest Virginia, December 10 through 29. Bristol, Virginia, 13
Dec, Abington, Virginia,15 Dec. Near Marion, 17-18 December. Saltsville, 20-21 December.
Capture and destruction of salt works.
Mustered out Companies A and B, C and D, E and F on 24 December 1864. Companies G and
H , I and K mustered out on 14 Feb 1865.
Regiment lost during service 10 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 102
Enlisted men by disease. Total 113.
Private Franklin Centers served with the 45th Kentucky Mounted Infantry, Company C, from 28
Sept, 1863 until 24 Dec, 1864. He was mustered out at Catlettsburg, Kentucky. The Company C
Commander was Capt. Frank Watts. The Regimental Commander was Johnathan Mason Brown.
(This information taken from the internet on 26 July 1999. See "Cyndi's List"..."The Civil War
Archive: Union Regimental Histories.")
The major battles fought in Kentucky were over by the time the 45th was formed. They were:
Barbourville (Knox Co.)- Sept-Dec 1861
Camp Wildcat (Laurel Co) - 21 Oct 1861
Ivy Mountain (Floyd Co) - 8-9 Nov, 1861
Rowlett's Station (Hart Co) - 17 Dec 1861
Middle Creek (Floyd Co) - 10 Jan 1862
Mill Springs - 19 Jan 1862
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