Cobb's Company, Kentucky Light Artillery (Confederate)

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United States Gotoarrow.png  U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png  Kentucky Gotoarrow.png   Kentucky Military Gotoarrow.png  Kentucky in the Civil War Gotoarrow.png Cobb's Company, Kentucky Light Artillery (Confederate)

Brief History

While Cobb's Company was being formed, Lyon's Battery joined with it. Lyon's Battery was orgainzed in the summer of 1861 but was not able to reach full strength. Lyon's Battery was also known as the Orphan Battery. Cobb's Company eventually became known as Cobb's Battalion of Artillery. It disbanded during the winter of 1864-1865. In command were Captain Robert Cobb and Captain H.L. Lyon.[1]

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 Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 274 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

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.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).