6th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry
The 6th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry was organized at Fort Scott July, 1861. It mustered out August 27, 1865.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 6th Regiment Cavalry, (accessed 23 March 2012).
- The Wikipedia article, 6th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, (accessed 27 June 2012).
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
The 6th Regiment consited of the companies in Lyon, Morris, Chase, Butler, Marion, Greenwood, and Seward, Shawnee and Wyandotte counties. 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.
6th Kansas Cavalry Rosters
- Field and Staff Officers
- Non-Commissioned Staff
- Company A - Many men from Wyandotte County and Leavenworth County
- Company B
- Company C - Many men from Bourbon County
- Company D
- Company E - Many men from Lincoln County and Linn County
- Company F - Many men from Davis County and Riley County
- Company G - Many men from Leavenworth County and Bourbon County
- Company H - Many men from Bourbon County
- Company I
- Company K
- Company L
- Company M
- New Company A
- 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).