1st Regiment, Kansas Infantry
The 1st Regiment, Kansas Infantry was organized at Camp Lincoln, Fort Leavenworth, May 20 to June 3, 1861. It mustered out June 19, 1864. However veterans were on duty in the District of Vicksburg, Mississippi, until August, 1864. They mustered out August 30, 1865.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 1st Regiment Infantry, (accessed 22 March 2012).
- The Wikipedia archive, 1st Regiment Kansas Volunteer Infantry, (accessed 27 June 2012).
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first. The First Regiment consisted of volunteer companies in the counties of Atchison, Brown, Bourbon, Cherokee, Coffey, Douglas, Doniphan, Franklin, Gray, Leavenworth, Marshall, Shawnee, and Wyandotte.
1st Kansas Infantry Rosters
- Company A Soldiers from Atchison County, Bourbon County, Cherokee County, Coffey County, Elwood in Doniphan County, Gray County, Marshall County, and Shawnee County enlisted in this company.
- New Company B, Veteran Mounted Infantry - Many men from Leavenworth County, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri andVan Buren County, Arkansas
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Kansas in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Kansas in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Kansas, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).