Private John D. "Hickory" Amburgey
4th Kentucky Infantry
1864 -- 1930
John D. Amburgy was born in Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky in 1864. He was the son of Jesse Amburgey and Rachel B. Cornett. He was a farmer in Hindman, Knott County, in 1884. He worked as a laborer in Pine Top, Knott County. He married Arminda Harris in Hindman in 1886.
In 1898 he enlisted in the 29th Infantry Regiment, 4th Kentucky Infantry at Pikeville in support of the Spanish American War. He was described as being 6'3", with a dark complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. He was discharged in 1899.
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Mark S. Carroll