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Thomas Francis Amburgey
Co F, 5th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (CSA)
13 Apr 1825 - 25 Feb 1897


Thomas Francis Amburgy was born in Russell County Virginia on 13 April 1825. He was the son of Ambrose and Rebecca Francis Amburgey and a native of Castlewoods District of Virginia. He lived on Carr Creek in Letcher County, Kentucky, where he farmed on about 1000 acres of land up the Big Doubles he inherited from his father. He married Mary Madden of Perry County on July 24, 1845 in Letcher County (d/o George Washington Madden and Rachel Fallen). Their children included: Wiley Francis Amburgey, George Washington Amburgey, Eliza Amburgey, Rebecca Amburgey, Ambrose H. Amburgey, Rachel Amburgey, Andrew Jackson Amburgey, Susannah Amburgey, Nancy Amburgey, Elizabeth Amburgey, Francis Marion Amburgey, Mary Amburgey, Jeptha Amburgey, and Sarah Amburgey.

On November 2, 1861 "Francis" joined Co. F of the 5th Ky Infantry under Captain Ben E. Caudill. His son, Wiley Francis Amburgey served in the war as a stable boy. He enlisted in Co F, of the 5th Kentucky Infantry. He was discharged as shown in this document: "SOLDIER'S DISCHARGE. TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN. Know Ye, That Francis Amburgey a Private of Captain B E Caudill's Company, "F" Fifth Regiment of Ky Vol. Fifty who was enlisted the Second day of November one thousand eight hundred and Sixty one, to serve One Year is hereby HONORABLY discharged from the Army of the Confederate States. His term of Service having expired Said Francis Amburgey was born in Russell County in the State of Virginia, is 38 years of age, 6 feet 1 inches high, Fair complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, and by occupation when enlisted, a Farmer Given at Camp Collins this 16th day of May 1863. H. Hawkins Col. 5th Ky Regt Vol. "Fifty". The 5th fought at Shiloh where it took 134 casualties on April 6 and 7, 1862 during the period of Francis' service.

He died on Carr (Burgey) Creek in Bath, Knott County, Kentucky on 25 February 1897 and is buried with his wife in the Julius Young Cemetery

Mark's 1st Cousin 4x removed


Sources:
Amburgey Ancestry in America, Dorothy Amburgey Griffith, 1982
Emails of Ron Powell

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