Text Box: F I R S T   R E G I M E N T   K E N T U C K Y    V O L U N T E E R S,  Co E
“The Alexander Guards”
Text Box: In April of 1861, the Alexander Guards, consisting of men from Hickman and Clinton KY and Obion county TN  and commanded by Captain Edward Crossland , left their homes bound for Virginia and service to the South. 
Reaching Harper’s Ferry, VA they were formed into a battalion commanded by Lt Colonel Blanton Duncan of Louisville. This company was one of the very first to leave Kentucky for Confederate service. After the battle of First Manassas, Duncan’s Battalion merged with other Kentucky Companies to form the First Regiment Kentucky Volunteers and gained the distinction of being the only Kentucky unit to become part of the Army of Northern Virginia.
Today’s Alexander guards consist of men, women and children who strive to  honor the original unit and educate the public about the critical period of the American Civil War through living histories, battle reenactments and visits to local schools.
We encourage you to read about our historical unit and contact us if you are interested in joining our ranks.