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On June 22, the first recruits traveled to Camp Delaware to join the 127th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Ohio's first African American regiment which later became the 5th U.S. Colored Troops. Nearly four hundred soldiers went into service within the first five weeks of recruiting.


SGT. JOHN FORSYTHE VARDAMAN, C.S.A . Sergeant, Co. G, 10th Alabama Cavalry, later the 2nd Engineer Regiment, Army of Northern Virginia. John F. Vardaman served variously as scribe, secretary, bookkeeper and recruiting officer and was a courier during Gen. Braxton Bragg's invasion of Kentucky. In the fall of 1862 he took part in the siege of Cumberland Gap while serving with General Bragg's Army of East Tennessee. He spent the winter of 1862-63 in Kentucky and east Tennessee where he became…


Calipari wants Kentucky's recruiting 'even better'

from Bleacher Report

Kentucky Closes out Dismal Season with 37-17 Loss

Kentucky vs. Tennessee: Wildcats Close out Dismal Season with 37-17 Loss