Faculty Research at Morehead State University

Document Type


Publication Date



The second series of Lieutenant Andrew Lucas Hunt letters begin with his arrival at Paducah, Kentucky with the 134th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment on August 1, 1864. For the first several days he served as the officer of the guard at the headquarters of General Eleazer A. Paine's before reporting to Colonel Waters W. McChesney at Mayfield on August 17th. He remained in Mayfield with his regiment until September 17th. While stationed at Mayfield he witnessed the occupation of the city, the construction of fortifications about the Graves County Courthouse and the capture and execution of three renowned guerrillas from the Jackson Purchase.



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.