Hello fellow Kuykendalls!
Growing up, our family was always told about the Kuykendall brothers fought for the South, one of the brothers was shot for desertion and then all the brothers and cousins went to fight for the North. We've been able to establish that this did not happen to my ancestor nor his brothers, but are thinking that it could be a cousin.
We know that some of the brothers did ultimately fight on both sides but we are seeking to identify that precipitating event.
Does anyone have any ideas?