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Remembering Private Alfred M. Baskett, Company A of the Fifteenth Kentucky


Alfred Baskett was born in December 1837, the son of John Baskett and Sarah Allen Miller. He was born in Shelby County, Kentucky. A carpenter before the war, he was 5’7 ½” and had a light complexion, gray eyes, and light hair. Private Baskett was discharged on January 24, 1863 in Murfreesboro, Tenneessee, on a certificate of disability based on an inguinal hernia. Baskett died on April 23, 1910 of apoplexy at the National Military Home in Dayton, Ohio.


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Kirk Jenkins
Kirk Jenkins
Jul 31, 2020

Unfortunately no, I've never seen a Company photo for any of the companies. I've seen photos of perhaps 5-10 Privates and maybe another 10 officers, and there's at least one post-war photo of the Curran Pope Post of the GAR, which mostly consisted of Fifteenth Kentucky veterans. Sure wish the photos were more common!

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pat
Jul 31, 2020

My gg grandfather was pvt. Thomas W. Myles. Co. A 15th. I have no idea what he looked like. Is there any chance there was a Company photo taken some time?

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