Re: Woodward's 2nd Ky. Cavalry, CSA
Very excited to have just located the CSA Pension Record of my Gr-Gr-Grandfather, Henry Leonard Kaler, which states he was a member of Co.B, 2nd Kentucky Mounted Infantry under the command of Col. Tom Woodward. Born in Marshall County KY on 20 July 1830, he lived all his life as a miller in Marshall County KY in the Possum Trot community and lived near the Fooks cemetery where he was buried. His headstone notes that he was a confederate soldier. His pension application states that he enlisted 18 August 1862 commanded by Col. Tom Woodward and Captain Jim Campbell. He also lists a 1st lieut. Jim Jones. No battles are mentioned but witnesses noted are fellow soldiers R.J. Jones and W.H. Hiett who fought with him throughout his enlistment and who were parolled with him about the same time. He notes he was surrendered with Johnson's army but was in the hospital and did not get his parole until 2 May 1865 in Augusta Ga. He took the oath of allegiance in Nashville TN about 12 May 1865 on his way home. His granddaughter Rachel Ward Lampley (my paternal grandmother)often told me of climbing into his lap as a child and placing her fingers into a place on his head where he had a steel plate from an injury during the war. He attended as many Confederate reunions as he could in the Western Kentucky area and we have a few photos. We also have a photo of him in his old age.