• Kirk Jenkins

Remembering Private Cyrus Finley, Company A of the Fifteenth Kentucky


Cyrus Finley was born in Shelby County, Kentucky on October 18, 1828, the son of Andrew Finley and Icyphenia Younger. He married Jane Shannon. There is no record that Cyrus and Jane had any children. Finley enlisted in Louisville on October 13, 1862. A farmer, he was 5’10 ½”, with a dark complexion, black eyes and black hair. Private Finley was discharged on March 14, 1863 in Louisville on a certificate of disability based upon tuberculosis. Finley died in Shelby County only three months later, on June 21, 1863.


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