Kentucky Archives

FRANKFORT, Ky. - James E.  Carlton of Lawrenceburg was 24 years old when he enlisted in the 5th Kentucky Cavalry of the Confederate States Army.  He suffered a gunshot wound to the left knee in 1863 at the Battle of Lebanon, but served until the end of the war.

By 1912, Carlton was an old man with no money or property. His application for a Confederate Army pension is one of several now available online through the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.