Corp. Joseph H. Settle

17th Regiment Kentucky Infantry Volunteers

Joseph H. Settle joined the 17th Kentucky Regiment Volunteer Union Infantry on October 15, 1861 at Henderson, Kentucky. My great-great grandfather was killed in a skirmish on the railroad by a shot to his head. He is buried at the Marietta National Cemetery in Georgia.

SERVICE – Duty at Calhoun, Kentucky until February 1862. Action at Woodbury, Kentucky – October 29, 1861. Morgantown – October 31st. Moved to Fort Donelson, Tennessee February 11th to 13th. The investment and capture of Fort Donelson, February 13th –16th. Expedition to Crump's Landing, Tennessee, March 14th to 17th. Battle of Shiloh, April 6th and 7th. Advancement and siege of Corinth, Mississippi, April 29th to May 30th. Pursuit to Booneville May 31st to June 12th. Buell's Campaign in northern Alabama and middle Tennessee, June to August. March to Nashville and then to Louisville, Kentucky in pursuit of Bragg during August 21st to September 26th. Moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky then to Russellsville, Kentucky to do duty there until December. Ordered to Clarksville, Tennessee for duty there until March 1863. Moved to Murfreesboro, Tennessee for duty there until June. Middle Tennessee Campaign June 23rd to July 7th. At McMinnville until August 16th. Passage of Cumberland Mountains, Tennessee River and Chickamauga, Georgia Campaign, August 16th to September 22nd. Battle of Chickamauga, September 19th and 20th. Siege of Chattanooga, September 24th to November 23rd. Chattanooga – Ringgold Campaign, November 23rd to 27th. Orchard Knob, November 23rd and 24th. Mission Ridge, November 25th. March to relief of Knoxville, November 28th to December 8th. Operation in east Tennessee, December 1863 to April 1864. Moved to Cleveland, Tennessee. Atlanta Campaign, Rocky Face Ridge, May 8th to 11th. Battle of Resaca, May 14th and 15th. Adairsville, May 17th. Near Cassville, May 19th, Near Kingston, Georgia on May 19, 1864.

During it's career the 17th Kentucky Infantry sustained the loss of 7 officers and 128 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded. An additional 5 officers and 158 enlisted men died from disease or other non-battlefield causes.