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''[[United States of America|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|U.S. Civil War, 1861 to 1865]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Kansas in the Civil War''  
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''[[United States of America|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|U.S. Civil War, 1861 to 1865]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kansas Military Records|Kansas Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Kansas in the Civil War''  
  
[[Image:Battle_of_Lawrence,_Kansas.png|thumb|right|350px|Battle of Lawrence, Kansas, August 21, 1863]]<br>  
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[[Image:{{Battle of Lawrence, Kansas}}]]<br>  
  
 
=== Introduction  ===
 
=== Introduction  ===
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From about 1854 and 1858, fighting between pro-slavery and anti-slavery groups had caused&nbsp;the state&nbsp;to be known as 'bleeding Kansas'.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bleeding_Kansas Bleeding Kansas], (accessed 26 July 2011).</ref>&nbsp; Finally on&nbsp;January 29, 1861,&nbsp; Kansas was admitted as a free state.&nbsp; 20,097 Kansas men&nbsp;joined the Union forces, more than had been requested.<ref>Wikipedia contributors. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas_in_the_American_Civil_War Kansas in the American Civil War], (accessed 26 July 2011).</ref>
  
 
=== Kansas Military Units  ===
 
=== Kansas Military Units  ===
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<center>'''Kansas Units by Number or by Name'''</center><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; color: black; padding-top: 5px">'''''Union Units'''''</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Kansas Civil War Union Units 1st through 22nd and A to Z|1st-22nd and A to Z]]</div>  
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<center>'''Kansas Units by Number or by Name'''</center><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; color: black; padding-top: 5px">'''''Union Units'''''</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Kansas Civil War Union Units 1st through 22nd|1st-22nd]]</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Kansas Civil War Union Units A to Z|A to Z]]</div>  
 
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<center>'''Kansas Units by Type of Unit'''</center><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; color: black; padding-top: 5px">'''''Union Units'''''</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Kansas Civil War Union Infantry Units|Infantry]]</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Kansas Civil War Union Cavalry Units|Cavalry]]</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Kansas Civil War Union Artillery Units|Artillery]]</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 65px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Kansas Civil War Union Unassigned Units|Unassign- ed Units]]</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Kansas Civil War Union Colored Troops|Colored Troops]]</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Kansas Civil War Union Other Units|Other]]</div>
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<center>'''Kansas Units by Type of Unit'''</center><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; color: black; padding-top: 5px">'''''Union Units'''''</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Kansas Civil War Union Infantry Units|Infantry]]</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Kansas Civil War Union Cavalry Units|Cavalry]]</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Kansas Civil War Union Artillery Units|Artillery]]</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 65px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Kansas Civil War Union Guard Units|Guards]]</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Kansas Civil War Union Colored Troops|Colored Troops]]</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Kansas Civil War Union Other Units|Other]]</div>  
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=== Records  ===
 
=== Records  ===
  
<br> See ''[http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/statewide/military/civilwar/adjutant/index2.html Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kansas, Vol. 1. - 1861-1865 ]and [http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/statewide/military/civilwar/adjutant/index3.html Vol. 1 Reprint.]''
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==== Service Records ====
 
 
'''Civil War Pension Index Cards''' - An {{RecordSearch|1471019|Index to Pension Applications}} of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861-1917 is available on FamilySearch. Each card gives the soldier’s name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information. The majority of the records are of Civil War veterans, but the collection also includes records for veterans of the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, the Indian Wars, and World War I. For more information see [[Union Pension Records|Union Pension Records]].
 
  
For a list of officers commissioned by the President see [http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/statewide/military/civilwar/adjutant/i/kansas.html here].  
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An [http://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-adjutant-general-s-report-1861-1865/11175 index to the Kansas Adjutant General's Report, 1861-1865], is on the Kansas Historical Society website (free search). The index gives name, regiment, company, and place of residence with occasional notes. This index is mostly about volunteer regiments.&nbsp; It does NOT include all Kansans who served in the Civil War; in particular, the index does not include the Kansas State Militia.<br>
  
For a list of officers from Kansas&nbsp;commissioned in Regiments&nbsp;not belonging to the State see [http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/statewide/military/civilwar/adjutant/i/nonstate.html here].
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The Adjutant General's Report, 1861-1865, lists the names of all troops who served in the Kansas volunteer regiments during the Civil War. It also includes each soldier's rank, the place and date of enlistment, his discharge date, and notes about promotions, prisoner of war status, and other events. If a soldier died on active duty, the place, date, and cause of death are listed.  
  
=== Regiments  ===
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See ''[http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/statewide/military/civilwar/adjutant/index2.html Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kansas, Vol. 1. - 1861-1865 ]and [http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/statewide/military/civilwar/adjutant/index3.html Vol. 1 Reprint.]'' A film copy is also available through [http://www.kshs.org/p/interlibrary-loan-policies-for-researchers/11527 interlibrary loan from the Kansas Historical Society] [microfilm reel LM 977].
  
*[[Post Battery, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas Artillery|Post Battery, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas Artillery]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
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The compiled service records of Kansas soldiers have not been microfilmed and are only available from the National Archives. For more information see [[Union Service Records|Union Service Records]].  
  
*[[1st Regiment, Kansas Infantry|1st Regiment, Kansas Infantry]]<br> Organized at Camp Lincoln, Fort Leavenworth, May 20 to June 3, 1861. <br>Mustered out June 19, 1864. <br>Veterans on duty in District of Vicksburg, Mississippi, until August, 1864. Mustered out August 30, 1865.<br>
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==== Officers from Kansas ====
  
*[[1st Regiment, Indian Home Guards, Kansas Infantry|1st Regiment, Indian Home Guards, Kansas Infantry]]<br>Organized at Leroy, Kansas, May 22, 1862. <br>Mustered out May 31, 1865.<br>
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For a list of officers commissioned by the President see [http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/statewide/military/civilwar/adjutant/i/kansas.html here].  
 
 
*[[1st Regiment, Kansas Colored Infantry|1st Regiment, Kansas Colored Infantry]]<br>Organized at Fort Scott. Mustered in as a Battalion January 13, 1863. <br>Designation of Regiment changed to 79th U.S. Colored Troops December 13, 1864.<br>
 
 
 
*[[1st Independent Battery, Kansas Light Artillery|1st Independent Battery, Kansas Light Artillery]]<br>Organized at Mound City July 24, 1861. <br> Mustered out July 17, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[1st Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry|1st Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry]]<br>Called into service October 9, 1864, to repel Price's Invasion. <br>Disbanded October 29, 1864.<br>
 
 
 
*[[2nd Regiment, Kansas Infantry|2nd Regiment, Kansas Infantry]]<br> Organized at Lawrence for three months May, 1861. Mustered in at Kansas City June 20, 1861. <br>Mustered out October 31, 1861.<br>
 
 
 
*[[2nd Regiment, Indian Home Guards, Kansas Infantry|2nd Regiment, Indian Home Guards, Kansas Infantry]]<br>Organized on Big Creek and at Five-Mile Creek, Kansas, June 22 to July 18, 1862. <br> Mustered out May 31, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[2nd Regiment, Kansas Colored Infantry|2nd Regiment, Kansas Colored Infantry]]<br> Organized at Fort Scott and Fort Leavenworth August 11 to October 17, 1863. <br>Designation of Regiment changed to 83rd U.S. Colored Troops (New), December 13, 1864.<br>
 
 
 
*[[2nd Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry|2nd Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry]]<br>Called into service October 9, 1864, to resist Price's invasion. <br>Disbanded October 29, 1864.<br>
 
 
 
*[[2nd Regiment, Kansas Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Kansas Cavalry ]]<br>Organized at Kansas City as 12th Kansas Infantry. <br>At Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, designation changed to 9th Kansas Infantry February 4, 1862, and to 2nd Cavalry March 5, 1862. <br>Mustered out August 17, 1865. <br>
 
 
 
*[[2nd Independent Battery, Kansas Light Artillery|2nd Independent Battery, Kansas Light Artillery]]<br>Organized at Fort Scott. Mustered in September 10, 1862. <br>Mustered out August 11, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[2nd Independent Battery, Kansas Light Artillery (Hopkins')|2nd Independent Battery, Kansas Light Artillery (Hopkins')]]<br>Attached to 2nd Kansas Cavalry. See 3rd Battery.<br>
 
 
 
*[[3rd Regiment, Kansas Infantry|3rd Regiment, Kansas Infantry]]<br>Organization not completed. <br>Consolidated with 4th Kansas Infantry to form 10th Kansas Infantry April 3, 1862.<br>
 
 
 
*[[3rd Regiment, Indian Home Guards, Kansas Infantry|3rd Regiment, Indian Home Guards, Kansas Infantry]]<br>Organized at Carthage, Mo., September 16, 1862. <br>Served unattached. <br>Mustered out May 31, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[3rd Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry|3rd Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry]]<br>Called into service October 9, 1864, to repel Price's invasion. <br>Disbanded October 29, 1864.<br>
 
 
 
*[[3rd Independent Battery, Kansas Light Artillery|3rd Independent Battery, Kansas Light Artillery]]<br>Organized as Company "B," 2nd Kansas Cavalry, December 9, 1861. <br>Organized as a Battery October 27, 1862; designated as Hopkins' Kansas Battery. <br>Designated 3rd Battery October 1, 1863. <br>A detachment of 60 men sent to Little Rock to receive new Battery and duty there till January, 1865. Attached to Battery "G," 1st Missouri Light Artillery. September 13, 1864, to January 1, 1865. <br>Mustered out January 19, 1865. <br>Veterans and Recruits transferred to 2nd Kansas Battery.<br>
 
 
 
*[[4th Regiment, Kansas Infantry|4th Regiment, Kansas Infantry]]<br>Organization not completed. <br>Consolidated with 3rd Kansas Infantry to form 10th Kansas Infantry April 3, 1862.<br>
 
 
 
*[[4th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry|4th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry]]<br>Called into service October 9, 1864, to repel Price's invasion. <br>Disbanded October 29, 1864.<br>
 
  
*[[4th Independent Battery, Kansas Light Artillery|4th Independent Battery, Kansas Light Artillery]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
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For a list of officers from Kansas commissioned in Regiments not belonging to the State see [http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/statewide/military/civilwar/adjutant/i/nonstate.html here].  
  
*[[5th Regiment, Kansas Infantry|5th Regiment, Kansas Infantry]]<br>Two Companies organized at Fort Scott. Attached to Lane's Kansas Brigade.<br>Operations in September and October 1861. <br>Discontinued and merged into other organizations.<br>
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==== Civil War Pension Index Cards  ====
  
*[[5th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry|5th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry]]<br>Called into service October 9, 1864, to repel Price's invasion. <br>Disbanded October 29, 1864.<br>
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An {{RecordSearch|1471019|Index to Pension Applications}} of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861-1917 is available on FamilySearch. Each card gives the soldier’s name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information. The majority of the records are of Civil War veterans, but the collection also includes records for veterans of the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, the Indian Wars, and World War I. For more information see [[Union Pension Records|Union Pension Records]].  
  
*[[5th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry|5th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry]]<br>Organized at Leavenworth City July 12, 1861, to January 22, 1862. <br>Companies "L" and "M" organized April to July, 1862. <br>Non-Veterans mustered out (Companies "A" to "H") August 11 to December 8, 1864. <br>Companies "I" and "K" mustered out June 22, 1865. <br>Companies "L" and "M" consolidated with 15th Kansas Cavalry August 22, 1865.<br>
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=== Other Sources  ===
  
*[[6th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry|6th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry]]<br>Called into service October 9, 1864, to repel Price's Invasion. <br>Disbanded October 29, 1864.<br>
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*Kansas Negro Regiment in the Civil War. ''Cornish, Dudley Taylor:'' (Kansas Historical Quarterly 20, no. 6 (May 1953):417-429.) {{FHL|248365|item|disp=FHL Book 978.1 B2k 1-33 index}}
  
*[[6th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry|6th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry]]<br>Organized at Fort Scott July, 1861. <br>Mustered out August 27, 1865.<br>
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*Daughters of the American Revolution (Kansas). ''Genealogical material from Kansas State D.A.R. (source material).'' (Genealogical material from Kansas State D.A.R. (source material)) {{FHL|248365|item|disp=FHL 851235&nbsp;Item 4}}
 
 
*[[6th Regiment, Kansas Infantry|6th Regiment, Kansas Infantry]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[7th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry|7th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry]]<br>Called into service to repel Price's invasion. <br>Disbanded October 29, 1864.<br>
 
 
 
*[[7th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry|7th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry]]<br>Organized at Fort Leavenworth October 28, 1861. <br>Mustered out September 29, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[8th Regiment, Kansas Infantry|8th Regiment, Kansas Infantry]]<br>Regiment organized for service in the State and along border August, 1861. Companies "A," "D," "G" and "H" at Lawrence, Kan., October, 1861. <br>Mustered out November 29, 1865. <br>Moved to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, November 30, 1865-January 6, 1866, and honorably discharged January 9, 1866.<br>
 
 
 
*[[8th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry|8th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry]]<br>Called into service October 9, 1864, to repel Price's invasion. <br>Disbanded October 29, 1864.<br>
 
 
 
*[[9th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry|9th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry]]<br>Called into service to repel Price's invasion. <br>Disbanded October 29, 1864.<br>
 
 
 
*[[9th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry|9th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry]]<br>Organized at Fort Leavenworth by consolidation of Independent Battalions, Squadrons and Detachments originally formed for other Regiments March 27, 1862.
 
 
 
:Company "A" organized as Company "D," 8th Kansas, September 13 to October 14, 1861.
 
:Company "B" as Company "H," 8th Kansas, September 21 to November 20, 1861.
 
:Company "C" as Company "C," 3rd Kansas, July 24, 1861.
 
:Company "D" as Company "D," 1st Battalion Cavalry, October 19, 1861, to January 16, 1862.
 
:Company "E" as Company "E" 1st Battalion Cavalry, October 19, 1861, to January 16, 1862.
 
:Company "F" organized as Home Guard October 19, 1861, to January 16, 1862, and on scout and patrol duty at Paola.
 
:Company "G" for 1st Battalion Cavalry September 9, 1861, to January 16, 1862.  
 
:Company "H" for 1st Battalion Cavalry October 22, 1861.  
 
:Company "I" mustered in March 6, 1862.
 
:Company "K" mustered in July 11, 1862.
 
:Company "L" mustered in May 2, 1863.
 
:Company "M" mustered in June 11 to August 2, 1863.
 
:Mustered out July 17, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[10th Regiment, Kansas Infantry|10th Regiment, Kansas Infantry]]<br>Organized at Paola by consolidation of 3rd and 4th Kansas Infantry April 3, 1862. <br>Mustered out August 30, 1865. Discharged at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., September 20, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[10th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry|10th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry]]<br>Called into service October 9, 1864, to repel Price's invasion. <br>Disbanded October 29, 1864.<br>
 
 
 
*[[11th Regiment, Kansas Infantry|11th Regiment, Kansas Infantry]]<br>Organized at Camp Lyon near Fort Leavenworth August 29 to September 14, 1862. <br>Regiment mounted and designation changed to 11th Kansas Cavalry April, 1863.<br>
 
 
 
*[[11th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry|11th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry]]<br>Called into service October 9, 1864, to repel Price's invasion. <br>Disbanded October 29, 1864.<br>
 
 
 
*[[11th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry|11th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry]]<br>Organized at Kansas City April 1863, from 11th Kansas Infrantry. <br>Moved to Kansas and mustered out September 26, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[12th Regiment, Kansas Infantry|12th Regiment, Kansas Infantry]]<br>Organized at Paola September, 1862. <br>Mustered out June 3, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*12th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry<br>Called into service October 9, 1864, to repel Price's invasion. <br>Disbanded October 29, 1864.<br>
 
 
 
*[[13th Regiment, Kansas Infantry|13th Regiment, Kansas Infantry]]<br>Organized at Atchison. Mustered in September 20, 1862. <br>Mustered out June 26, 1865. Discharged at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., July 13, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*13th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry<br>Called into service October 9, 1864, to repel Price's invasion. <br>Disbanded October 29, 1864.<br>
 
 
 
*14th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry<br>Called into service October 9, 1864, to repel Price's invasion. <br>Disbanded October 29, 1864.<br>
 
 
 
*14th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry<br>Organized at Fort Scott and Leavenworth April, 1863, as a Battalion of 4 Companies for escort to General Blunt. <br>Regiment organized at Fort Scott, December, 1863. <br>Mustered out June 25, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*15th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry<br>Called into service to resist Price's invasion. <br>Disbanded October 29, 1864.<br>
 
 
 
*15th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry<br>Organized at Leavenworth September and October, 1863. <br>Mustered out October 19, 1865. <br>Company "H" mustered out December 7, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*16th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry<br>Called into service to repel Price's Invasion. <br>Disbanded October 29, 1864.<br>
 
 
 
*[[16th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry|16th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry]]<br>Organized at Leavenworth City November, 1863, to May, 1864. <br>Mustered out December 6, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[17th Regiment, Kansas Infantry|17th Regiment, Kansas Infantry]]<br>Organized at Fort Leavenworth July 28, 1864, for 100 days. <br>Mustered out November 16, 1864.<br>
 
*17th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry<br>Called into service October 9, 1864, to repel Price's invasion. <br>Disbanded October 29, 1864.<br>
 
 
 
*18th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry<br>Called into service October 9, 1864, to repel Price's invasion. <br>Disbanded October 29, 1864.<br>
 
 
 
*18th Battalion, Kansas Cavalry<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*19th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry<br>Called into service October 9, 1864, to repel Price's invasion. <br>Disbanded October 29, 1864.<br>
 
 
 
*19th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry (6 months)<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*20th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry<br>Called into service October 9, 1864, to repel Price's invasion. <br>Disbanded October 29, 1864.<br>
 
 
 
*21st Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry<br>Called into service October 9, 1864, to resist Price's invasion. <br>Disbanded October 29, 1864.<br>
 
 
 
*22nd Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry<br>Called into service October 9, 1864, to repel Price's invasion. <br>Disbanded October 29, 1864.<br>
 
 
 
*Leavenworth Colored Militia Infantry<br>Called into service October 9, 1864, to repel Price's invasion. <br>Disbanded October 29, 1864.<br>
 
 
 
*Leavenworth State Guard<br>Called into service October 9, 1864, to repel Price's invasion. <br>Disbanded October 29, 1864.<br>
 
 
 
*Abernathy's Company, Kansas Home Guards<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*Block's Company (Leavenworth Zouaves), Kansas Infantry<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*Unassigned Kansas Volunteers<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.
 
  
 
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Battle of Lawrence, Kansas, August 21, 1863, also known as the Lawrence Massacre and Quantrill's Raid

Introduction

From about 1854 and 1858, fighting between pro-slavery and anti-slavery groups had caused the state to be known as 'bleeding Kansas'.[1]  Finally on January 29, 1861,  Kansas was admitted as a free state.  20,097 Kansas men joined the Union forces, more than had been requested.[2]

Kansas Military Units

Most units were numbered, however, some were named. See the table below for lists of the regiments, battalions, batteries, and other units.

The information in the lists of Kansas Military Units comes from the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors web site. That web site also can be searched by the name of a soldier.


Kansas Units by Number or by Name
Union Units
1st-22nd
A to Z





Kansas Units by Type of Unit
Union Units
Infantry
Cavalry
Artillery
Guards
Colored Troops
Other

Records

Service Records

An index to the Kansas Adjutant General's Report, 1861-1865, is on the Kansas Historical Society website (free search). The index gives name, regiment, company, and place of residence with occasional notes. This index is mostly about volunteer regiments.  It does NOT include all Kansans who served in the Civil War; in particular, the index does not include the Kansas State Militia.

The Adjutant General's Report, 1861-1865, lists the names of all troops who served in the Kansas volunteer regiments during the Civil War. It also includes each soldier's rank, the place and date of enlistment, his discharge date, and notes about promotions, prisoner of war status, and other events. If a soldier died on active duty, the place, date, and cause of death are listed.

See Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kansas, Vol. 1. - 1861-1865 and Vol. 1 Reprint. A film copy is also available through interlibrary loan from the Kansas Historical Society [microfilm reel LM 977].

The compiled service records of Kansas soldiers have not been microfilmed and are only available from the National Archives. For more information see Union Service Records.

Officers from Kansas

For a list of officers commissioned by the President see here.

For a list of officers from Kansas commissioned in Regiments not belonging to the State see here.

Civil War Pension Index Cards

An Index to Pension Applications of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861-1917 is available on FamilySearch. Each card gives the soldier’s name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information. The majority of the records are of Civil War veterans, but the collection also includes records for veterans of the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, the Indian Wars, and World War I. For more information see Union Pension Records.

Other Sources

  • Kansas Negro Regiment in the Civil War. Cornish, Dudley Taylor: (Kansas Historical Quarterly 20, no. 6 (May 1953):417-429.) FHL Book 978.1 B2k 1-33 index
  • Daughters of the American Revolution (Kansas). Genealogical material from Kansas State D.A.R. (source material). (Genealogical material from Kansas State D.A.R. (source material)) FHL 851235 Item 4

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, Bleeding Kansas, (accessed 26 July 2011).
  2. Wikipedia contributors. Kansas in the American Civil War, (accessed 26 July 2011).