Colonel James Brown Forman, 15th Kentucky Vol. Inf. Reg. He entered service as a private, was lieutenant of the company he recruited, promoted to Capt. of the Co. after the capt. was killed in action,and promoted to Colonel of the regiment after the Battle of Perryville, Ky. when Col. Pope was wounded. gen. Rosecrans referred to him as his "Boy colonel" because he was only 19 years old.
Sumter Guards uniform coat (pictured below), worn by Captain D. Huger Bacot in the 1870s, and perhaps earlier, since the coat may be Civil War manufacture. The collar and cuffs represent the infantry as specified by the system of branch color developed during the Civil War. Charleston Museum.
"The Super Sixth" ~ The 6th Armored Div. was created 02/15/42 at Fort Knox, Kentucky & was made up almost entirely of citizen draftee soldiers. Its training stations were Camp Chaffee, Ark., Louisiana Maneuvers, the Mojave Desert, & Camp Cooke, CA. It arrived in England in Feb. 44 & landed at Utah Beach on July 18, 1944. During the next 9 1/2 months, the 6th Armored fought in five major European campaigns of World War II: Normandy; Northern France; Ardennes-Alsase; Rhineland; Central Europe.