John Padgett, 2nd Lt. was enrolled (enlisted) in G Company of the 24th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, on October 09, 1861 mustered for three years on December 31, 1861 in Lexington, Kentucky. Mustered out January 31, 1865 at Covington, Kentucky. He was in battles at Shiloh, TN. (April 6-7, 1862), Corinth, MS. (May 30 to September 22, 1962), Cumberland Gap, Perryville, KY. (October 8th, 1862), Murfreesboro, TN. (December 31, 1862-January 2, 1863), Vicksburg, MS. (Grant-May 18, 1863), July 4th, 1863 Vicksburg surrenders, Chickasaw, Lookout Mountain, TN. (November 24, 1863), Knoxville, Resale, Dalton, Big Shanty, Marietta, Kennesaw Mountain, GA. (June 27. 1863), Alatona, Chattachoochee, Decatur, Alabama, Rocky Face Ridge, Buzzard Roost, and Snake Creek Gap. He was with General Sherman in Georgia (1863-1864). Serial Number #658235 (also pension number). When mustered out under command of Col. J. S. Hurt 2nd Brigrade commanded by General Manson 3rd Division commanded by General Cox
23 Core commanded by General John N. Schofield
General William Sherman Commander in Chief of Cumberland He was a 2nd Lt. when he was mustered out January 31, 1865 in Lexington, Kentucky.
After the Civil War he married Margaret Ann Norris on March 21, 1865 in Farmers, Rowan County, Kentucky by Judge Stephen Rowe. To this union 9 children were born. They moved to Kansas in 1871 and homesteaded on a farm 2 1/2 miles North of Peabody. Margaret Ann Norris Padgett died 2 1/2 miles North of Peabody on the homestead on February 24, 1880. He remarried Amanda Thompson on November 30, 1882. To this union one child was born, Thompson Charles: Born April 26, 1884 died March, 1895.
John Padgett (far left) at the age of 93 in 1935 with other Civil War Veterans.
John Padgett can trace his roots back to the founding of this country, as he is a direct descendant of Lord Baltimore. Lord Baltimore who was a member of the Calvert family (as was John Padgett). In the 1600’s the Calvert family was granted autonomy and control over the area later to become the state of Maryland