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  • Writer's pictureKirk Jenkins

Remembering Private Dennis Humphreys, Company A of the Fifteenth Kentucky

Dennis Humphreys was born on February 8, 1836 in Louisville. A farmer, Humphreys was 5’7”, with a fair complexion, hazel eyes, and light hair. Humphreys enlisted in Louisville on September 16, 1862. Private Humphreys was discharged on March 13, 1863 at Louisville, Kentucky, on a certificate of disability based on valvular heart disease. He married Mary Jane Runyan, and they had three sons, Barney (1871-1951), Harry H. (1877-1932) and David Leonard (1880-1961) and one daughter, Harry’s twin, Hattie Courtney Humphreys Jackson Stepp Harris (1877-1944). Dennis Humphreys died in Clinton, Indiana, on November 2, 1880.

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