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Charles Haynes served for the Union in Company F 32nd Kentucky Infantry. He enlisted December 4, 1862 at Camp Burnside and mustered in August 12, 1863 for a period of nine months. The 32nd Infantry was commanded by Lieut.-Col., Thomas Z. Morrow, Maj., John A. Morrison. This regiment was raised by Col. Morrow in the summer of 1862. The field and staff and nearly all the companies were mustered into service at Camp Burnside, Ky. Co. B was mustered in at Frankfort.

A portion of the regiment participated in the battle of Perryville, being at that time in Terrell's brigade, Jackson's division, and under the immediate charge of Gen. T. T. Garrard. In the organization of the Department of the Ohio under Gen. Burnside, June 30, 1863, the regiment, under Col. Morrow, was in the 1st brigade, 2nd division, and July 31, 1863, the same. At that time Gen. Burnside went on the East Tennessee expedition, in which the regiment participated. In Nov. 1863, it is reported by Gen. O. B. Willcox at Morristown, East Tennessee. After that date it returned to Kentucky. Source: The Union Army, vol. 4, p. 338



Location: Boyle County

Campaign: Confederate Heartland Offensive (1862)

Date(s): October 8, 1862

Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell [US]; Gen. Braxton Bragg [CS]

Estimated Casualties: 7,407 total (US 4,211; CS 3,196)

Description: Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg’s autumn 1862 invasion of Kentucky had reached the outskirts of Louisville and Cincinnati, but he was forced to retreat and regroup. On October 7, the Federal army of Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell, numbering nearly 55,000, converged on the small crossroads town of Perryville, Kentucky, in three columns. Union forces first skirmished with Rebel cavalry on the Springfield Pike before the fighting became more general, on Peters Hill, as the grayclad infantry arrived. The next day, at dawn, fighting began again around Peters Hill as a Union division advanced up the pike, halting just before the Confederate line. The fighting then stopped for a time. After noon, a Confederate division struck the Union left flank and forced it to fall back. When more Confederate divisions joined the fray, the Union line made a stubborn stand, counterattacked, but finally fell back with some troops routed. Buell did not know of the happenings on the field, or he would have sent forward some reserves. Even so, the Union troops on the left flank, reinforced by two brigades, stabilized their line, and the Rebel attack sputtered to a halt. Later, a Rebel brigade assaulted the Union division on the Springfield Pike but was repulsed and fell back into Perryville. The Yankees pursued, and skirmishing occurred in the streets in the evening before dark. Union reinforcements were threatening the Rebel left flank by now. Bragg, short of men and supplies, withdrew during the night, and, after pausing at Harrodsburg, continued the Confederate retrograde by way of Cumberland Gap into East Tennessee. The Confederate offensive was over, and the Union controlled Kentucky. Result: Union strategic victory