Lafayette Bills, 37, Private, Capt. John S. Hope’s Company, 2nd Regiment Kentucky Infantry,* enlisted August 3, 1861 at Camp Boone, Tenn. by Capt. Hope for 3 years, recorded as 4th Corporal December 31, 1861, captured at Fort Donelson July 16, 1862, forwarded to Camp Morton, Ind. prison camp, sent to Vicksburg, Miss. for exhange in August, promoted 1st Corporal September 20, 1862, recorded October 31, 1862 as having been transferred by exchange with John Gilvin, 4th Kentucky, no further records
* Ths company subsquenrtly became Company G, 2nd Regiment Kentucky (Mouned) Infantry
Lafayette Bills, 2nd Corporal, Company H, 4th Regiment Kentucky Infantry, enlisted August 3, 1861 at Camp Boone, Tenn. by Maj. Macall for 3 years or the war, promoted 1st Corporal February 1, 1864, reported as having deserted May 15, 1864, captured May 16, 1864 at Resaca, Ga., forwarded to Louisville, Ky. May 20, transferred to Camp Morton, Indiana, May 21, released on taking the Oath of Allegiance to the U. S. December 22, 1864, resident of Bourbon County, Kentucky, florid complexion, dark hair, grey eyes, 5’ 11-1/4”
Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Kentucky
Note, the Tennessee State Pension Board rejected applicants for Confederate pensions if they signed the Oath to the US before Appomattox. I understand the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) had a similiar membership prohibition.