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5th Regiment, United States Colored Cavalry

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Organized at Camp Nelson, Kentucky, October 24-30, 1864.
Mustered out at Helena, Arkansas, March 20, 1866.[1][2]

For a complete Roster of the 5th Regiment, United States Colored Calvary (USCC) http://5thuscc.net/#Roster

Wikipedia page: 5th United States Colored Cavalry

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]

Some were recruited at Camp Nelson, Kentucky other from surrounding towns, Lebanon and Louisville.

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.

Company A - Many men mustered in from Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.

Company B - Many men mustered in from Camp Nielson, Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky.

Company C - Many men mustered in from Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.

Company D - Many men mustered in from Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.

Company E - Many men mustered in from Camp Nielson, Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky.

Company F - Many men mustered in from Camp Nielson, Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky.

Company G - Many men mustered in from Camp Nielson, Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky.

Company H - Many men mustered in from Camp Nielson, Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky.

Company I - Many men mustered in from Lebanon, Marion County, Kentucky.

Company K - Many men mustered in from Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.

Company M - Many men mustered in from Camp Nielson, Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky.

Kentucky. Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Vol. 2, 1861-1866, (Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Yeoman Office, 1866), Appendix Pg. 2 -11 FHL US/CAN book 976.9 M2r

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

  • 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 'Union Volunteers 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.
  • Union Volunteers in the Civil War describes many Union sources, specifically for the Union Volunteers, 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 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.
  • David E. Brown, History of the 5th Regiment Cavalry, United States Colored Troops.
  • 5th United States Colored Cavalry Wikipedia accessed January 17, 2012

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Tabular Analysis of the Records of the U.S. Colored Troops and Their Predecessor Units in the National Archives of the United States. Special List No. 33. National Archives and records Service General Services Adminsitration Washington: 1973.Compiled by Joseph B. Ross.FHL 973 M2rt Film:1036062 Item 21

Tabular Analysis of the Records of the U.S. Colored Troops and Their Predecessor Units in the National Archives of the United States. Special List No. 33. National Archives and records Service General Services Adminsitration Washington: 1973. Compiled by Joseph B. Ross. FHL Book 973 M2rt Film:1036062 Item 21