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''[[United States of America|United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|U.S. Civil War]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky|Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky Military Records|Kentucky Military]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  Kentucky in the Civil War''  
 
''[[United States of America|United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|U.S. Civil War]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky|Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky Military Records|Kentucky Military]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  Kentucky in the Civil War''  
  
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=== Introduction  ===
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Kentucky was a border state during the Civil War. Its legislators preferred neutrality at the beginning of the war, since it had strong ties to both sides. In the 1861 election, most of the state congressional seats went to Union sympathizers.&nbsp;In September 1861, a Confederate army went into Kentucky, thus breaking its neutrality, and a Union army followed.&nbsp;During the war, many battles and guerilla campaigns were fought in Kentucky.&nbsp; Kentucky soldiers served in both the Union and Confederate armies.<ref name="wikipedia">Wikipedia.com, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentucky_in_the_American_Civil_War Kentucky in the American Civil War], (accessed 9 March 2011)</ref>  
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Kentucky was a border state during the Civil War. Its legislators preferred neutrality at the beginning of the war, since it had strong ties to both sides. In the 1861 election, most of the state congressional seats went to Union sympathizers.&nbsp;In September 1861, a Confederate army went into Kentucky, thus breaking its neutrality, and a Union army followed.&nbsp;During the war, many battles and guerilla campaigns were fought in Kentucky.&nbsp; Kentucky soldiers served in both the Union and Confederate armies.<ref name="wikipedia">Wikipedia.com, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentucky_in_the_American_Civil_War Kentucky in the American Civil War], (accessed 9 March 2011)</ref>
  
=== Kentucky Military Units  ===
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== Kentucky Military Units  ==
  
 
Most units were numbered, however, some were named. See the table below for lists of the regiments, battalions, batteries, and unassigned companies.  
 
Most units were numbered, however, some were named. See the table below for lists of the regiments, battalions, batteries, and unassigned companies.  
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<br>The information in the lists of Kentucky Military Units comes from the [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors] web site. This web site can also be searched by the name of a soldier.  
 
<br>The information in the lists of Kentucky Military Units comes from the [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors] web site. This web site can also be searched by the name of a soldier.  
  
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<center>'''Kentucky Union Units by Number or by Name'''</center><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; color: black; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">'''''Union Units'''''</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">[[Kentucky Civil War Union Units 1st through 19th|1st-19th]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">[[Kentucky Civil War Union Units 20th through 68th|20th-68th]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">[[Kentucky Civil War Union Units A to Z|A to Z]]</div>
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<center>'''Kentucky Union 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">[[Kentucky Civil War Union Units 1st through 19th|1st-19th]]</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">[[Kentucky Civil War Union Units 20th through 68th|20th-68th]]</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">[[Kentucky Civil War Union Units A to Z|A to Z]]</div>  
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<br><center>'''Kentucky Union Units by Type of Unit'''</center><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; color: black; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">'''''Union Units'''''</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">[[Kentucky Civil War Union Infantry Units|Infantry]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">[[Kentucky Civil War Union Cavalry Units|Cavalry]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">[[Kentucky Civil War Union Artillery Units|Artillery]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">[[Kentucky Civil War Other Union Units|Other]]</div>
 
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<br><center>'''Kentucky Confederate Units by Number or by Name'''</center><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 85px; color: black; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(208,208,208); text-align: center">'''''Confederate Units'''''</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(208,208,208); text-align: center">[[Kentucky Civil War Confederate Units 1st through 14th|1st-14th]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(208,208,208); text-align: center">[[Kentucky Civil War Confederate Units A through Z|A-Z]]</div>
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<center>'''Kentucky Union 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">[[Kentucky 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">[[Kentucky 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">[[Kentucky 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: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Kentucky 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">[[Kentucky Civil War Other Union Units|Other]]</div>  
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*[[1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union) ]]<br>Organized at Liberty, Burkeville and Monticello, Kentucky, October, 1861, and mustered in October 28, 1861.<br>Veterans and recruits consolidated to a Battalion of 3 Companies and on duty at various points in Kentucky, operating against guerrillas and quieting country, until September, 1865. Mustered out September 20, 1865.<br>
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*[[1st Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|1st Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]]<br>First organized at Pendleton, Ohio, for three months April and May, 1861, but not recognized by Kentucky until June, when reorganized for three years. Duty at Pendleton, Ohio, April to July, 1861.<br>Operations against Morgan's Invasion of Kentucky May 31-June 18. Mt. Sterling June 9. Mustered out June 18, 1864.<br>
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*[[1st Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (3 months, 1861) (Union)|1st Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (3 months, 1861) (Union)]]<br>Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
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*[[2nd Regiment, Kentucky Heavy Artillery (Union)|2nd Regiment, Kentucky Heavy Artillery (Union)]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
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*[[2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)|2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)]]<br>Organized at Camp Joe Holt and Muldraugh's Hill, Kentucky, September 9, 1861, to February 13, 1862.<br>Mustered out at Camp Joe Holt, Kentucky, July 9-27, 1865.<br>
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Soldiers from Kentucky served in both the Union and Confederate armies. The state adopted a policy of neutrality until September 1861, when a pro-Union element gained control of the legislature. Though Kentucky never seceded from the Union, there was a sizable pro-Confederate element in the state. Indexes to the service records of Civil War Soldiers are at the Family History Library and the National Archives. The service records are available at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.  
  
*[[2nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|2nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union) ]]<br>Organized at Pendleton, Ohio May and June, 1861.<br>Ordered home June 3. Operations against Morgan in Kentucky until June 19. Mt. Sterling June 9. Mustered out June 19, 1864.<br>
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== Records and Resources  ==
  
*[[2nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (3 months, 1861)(Union)|2nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (3 months, 1861)(Union) ]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
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*[[3rd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)|3rd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)]]<br>Organized in Calhoun and McLean Counties, Kentucky, December 13, 1861.<br>Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty at Lexington, North Carolina, and in the Dept. of North Carolina until July. Mustered out July 15, 1865.<br>
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*[[3rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|3rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union) ]]<br>Organized at Camp Dick Robinson, Kentucky, October 8, 1861.<br>Louisville, Kentucky, October 6. Mustered out by Companies October 13, 1864, to January 10, 1865.<br>
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*Kentucky, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865. &nbsp;Digital index-Free. {{RecordSearch|1932398}} Linked to the records on Fold3 described below.
  
*[[4th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)|4th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)]]<br>Organized at Louisville, Kentucky, December 24, 1861.<br>Capture of Macon April 20. Duty at Macon and in the Dept. of Georgia until August. Mustered out August 21, 1865.<br>
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*The [http://go.fold3.com/civilwar_records Compiled Service Records] ($) (Fold3.com) of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Kentucky are available online. In the future, these records will be [http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2007/nr07-41.html made available at no charge] through the National Archives web site. The service records are also available at no charge at [http://www.archives.gov/locations/archival-research.html National Archives research rooms]. The compiled service records consist of an envelope containing card abstracts taken from muster rolls, returns, pay vouchers, and other records. Service records may provide rank, unit, date of enlistment, length of service, age, place of birth, and date of death. For more information see [[Union Service Records|Union Service Records]]. <br>
  
*[[4th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry(Union)|4th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry(Union)]]<br>Organized at Camp Dick Robinson, Kentucky, October 9, 1861.<br>At Macon May 1. Duty at Macon and in Georgia until August. Mustered out August 17, 1865.<br>
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*[[Kentucky, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Kentucky, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] describes the collection with a link to the database.
  
*[[5th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)|5th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)]]<br>Organized at Columbus, Kentucky, December, 1861, to February, 1862, and mustered in at Gallatin, Tennessee, March 31, 1862.<br>Surrender of Johnston and his army. Mustered out May 3, 1865.<br>
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*[[5th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|5th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union) ]]<br>Organized at Camp Joe, Holt, Kentucky, September 9, 1861.<br>Moved to Louisville, Kentucky, June. Mustered out July 25, 1865.<br>
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'''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]].  
  
*[[5th Battery, Kentucky Artillery(Union)|5th Battery, Kentucky Artillery(Union)]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit<br>
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*[[6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)|6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)]]<br>Organized in Central Kentucky July to October, 1862.<br>Non-Veterans mustered out at Edgefield July 14, 1865. Regiment mustered out September 6, 1865.<br>
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*Kentucky. Adjutant General. ''Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, 1861–1866''. 2vols. 1866–1867. Reprint, Utica, Kentucky.: McDowell Publications, 1984 {{FHL|51081|item|disp=FHL films 1463599–600}}. This book contains background information on the war, brief information about each unit, and a list of soldiers by unit, with their rank and service dates. An index is included in the book but not in the film. These records contain the reports for troops serving with the Union.
  
*[[6th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)|6th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)]]<br>Organized at Sigel, Muldraugh's Hill and Shepherdsville, Kentucky, September 9 to December 24, 1861. <br>Ordered to Louisville, Kentucky, Mustered out September 23, 1864, to January 2, 1865.<br>
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::Lists of men buried at cemeteries arranged by cemetery on pages 972-980. Most entries give name, rank, company, regiment, and date of death.
  
*[[7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)|7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)]]<br>Organized at large and mustered in at Paris, Kentucky, August 16, 1862.<br>Duty at Macon until June and at Nashville, Tennessee until July. Mustered out July 10, 1865.<br>
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*Kentucky. Adjutant-General’s Office. ''Report of the Adjutant General [1861–1865]''. Bethesda, Maryland.: University Publications of America, 1990. {{FHL|758835|item|disp=FHL fiche 6082379–80}}, {{FHL|758835|item|disp=FHL fiche 6082382–84}}. This record contains reports and rosters of units from Kentucky, with the names of officers by unit. It also contains their residence and dates of commission.
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*Speed, Thomas. ''The Union Regiments of Kentucky. 1897''. Reprint, Dayton, Ohio: Morningside House, [ca. 1984]. {{FHL|132958|item|disp=FHL film 1321096 item 6; book 976.9 M2st}}.This record includes a brief history of each unit and lists the names of all soldiers. The index lists only the names of the commissioned officers from Kentucky.
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*United States. Record and Pension Office. ''Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Kentucky. National Archives Microfilm Publications, M0397''. Washington, DC: National Archives, 1962. {{FHL|499018|item|disp=FHL films 1487066–90057}}. These service records are arranged by company and regiment and then alphabetically by the name of the soldier. They include the soldier’s name, age, rank, service record, muster, enlistment, discharge and disability information, payment cards, and physical description.
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*''The Civil War Archive-Union Regimental Index'' [Internet site]. N.p., 1998 [cited 25 October 1999]. Available at www.civilwararchive.com/unionky.htm. This site includes histories and background information on Kentucky regiments.
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*Wright, Steven L.''Kentucky soldiers and their regiments in the Civil War&nbsp;: abstracted from the pages of contemporary Kentucky newspapers''.(Utica, Kentucky&nbsp;: McDowell Publications, c2009) {{FHL|1627352|item|disp=FHL 976.9 M2ws vols. 1-5}}
  
*[[7th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)|7th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)]]<br>"One of the first Recruited in the State. Old 3rd." Organized at Camp Dick Robinson, Kentucky, September 22, 1861. <br>At Baton Rouge until May 1, 1865, and at Clinton until March, 1866. Mustered out March 11, 1866.<br>
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*[[8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)|8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)]]<br>Organized at Russellsville, Kentucky, and mustered in August 13, 1862.<br>Buffington's Island, Ohio, July 19. Mustered out September 23, 1863.<br>
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*[[8th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)|8th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)]]<br>Organized at Estill Springs and Lebanon, Kentucky, October, 1861.<br>At Bridgeport, Alabama, until January, 1865. Mustered out February, 1865. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 4th Kentucky Mounted Infantry.<br>
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*[[9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)|9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)]]<br>Organized at Emminence, Kentucky, August 22, 1862.<br>Duty at Emminence till September. Mustered out September 11, 1863.<br>
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*[[9th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)|9th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)]]<br>Organized at Camp Boyle, Adair County, Kentucky, and mustered in November 20, 1861.<br>Ordered to Kentucky November 22. Mustered out December 15, 1864.<br>
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*[[Independent Battery A, Kentucky Light Artillery(Union)|Independent Battery A, Kentucky Light Artillery(Union)]]<br>Organized at Camp Joe Holt, Kentucky, from Louisville Legion July, 1861, as Stone's Battery, and mustered in at Camp Muldraugh's Hill, Kentucky, September 27, 1861<br>Duty at San Antonio, Texas, and at Victoria, Texas, until November. Mustered out November 17, 1865.<br>
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*Kentucky, Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War 1861-1865. Digital index- Free {{RecordSearch|1932371}} Linked to images on Fold3 described below.
  
*[[Independent Battery B, Kentucky Light Artillery (Union)|Independent Battery B, Kentucky Light Artillery (Union)]]<br>Organized at Camp Dick Robinson, Kentucky, as Company "D," 3rd Kentucky Infantry, but mustered in as a Battery October 8, 1861.<br>Ordered to Louisville, Kentucky, and mustered out November 16, 1864.<br>
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*[http://go.fold3.com/civilwar_records Compiled Service Records] ($) (Fold3.com) of Confederate soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Kentucky are available online. In the future, these records will be [http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2007/nr07-41.html made available at no charge] through the National Archives web site. The service records are also available at no charge at [http://www.archives.gov/locations/archival-research.html National Archives research rooms]. The compiled service records consist of an envelope containing card abstracts taken from muster rolls, returns, pay vouchers, and other records. Service records may provide rank, unit, date of enlistment, length of service, age, place of birth, and date of death. For more information see [[Confederate Service Records|Confederate Service Records]].
  
*[[Independent Battery C, Kentucky Light Artillery(Union)|Independent Battery C, Kentucky Light Artillery(Union)]]<br>Commenced organizing at Lebanon, Kentucky, May, 1863. Morgan's attack on Lebanon, Kentucky, July 3, 1863. Battery captured. Reorganized at Louisville, Kentucky, September 10, 1863.<br>Ordered to Little Rock, Arkansas, and post duty there until July. Mustered out July 26, 1865.<br>
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*[[Independent Battery E, Kentucky Light Artillery(Union)|Independent Battery E, Kentucky Light Artillery(Union)]]<br>Organized at Camp Nelson, Kentucky, October to December, 1863. Attached to District of North Central Kentucky, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of Ohio, to November, 1863. District of Somerset, Kentucky, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, to January, 1864. District of Southwest Kentucky, Dept. of Ohio, to April, 1864. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, District of Kentucky, 5th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to December, 1864. Garrison, Lexington, Kentucky, District of Kentucky, to August, 1865.<br>Duty at Lexington and Camp Nelson, Kentucky, until August, 1865. Mustered out August 1, 1865.<br>
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*Kentucky, Confederate Pension Applications, 1912-1950. -Free. Browseable images. Not indexed. {{RecordSearch|1916017}} Pension applications filed by surviving former Confederate soldiers or their widows who lived in Kentucky at the time of application. The law providing for pensions was enacted in 1912 by the Kentucky State Legislature.
  
*[[10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)|10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)]]<br>Organized at Covington, Lexington and Crab Orchard, Kentucky, for one year's service, September 8 to November 11, 1862.<br>Expedition from Beaver Creek into Southwest Virginia July 3-11, 1863. Gladesville, Virginia, July 7. Regiment mustered out September 17, 1863.<br>
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*[[10th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)|10th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)]]<br>Organized at Lebanon, Kentucky, November 21, 1861. Attached to 2nd Brigade, Army of Ohio, to December, 1861. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Ohio, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Corps, Army of Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division (Centre), 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 14th Army Corps, to October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 14th Army Corps, to December, 1864.<br>Moved to Ringgold, Georgia, thence to Chattanooga, Tennessee, and duty there until November. Ordered to Kentucky November 14. Mustered out December 6, 1864.<br>(Union)
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[[Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
  
*[[11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]]<br>Companies "A," "C," "D" and "F" organized at Harrodsburg, Kentucky, July, 1862. Balance at Louisville, Kentucky, September 26, 1862.<br>Moved to Atlanta, Georgia, thence to Louisa, Kentucky. Mustered out July 12 to 17, 1865.<br>
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==== Other Confederate Records  ====
  
*[[11th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|11th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]]<br>Organized at Camp Calhoun, Kentucky, December 9,1861.<br>Ordered to Louisville, Kentucky, November 14; thence to Bowling Green, Kentucky, and duty there until December. Mustered out December 16, 1864.<br>(Union)
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*Kentucky. Division of Archives and Records Management. ''Index of Confederate Pension Applications. Commonwealth of Kentucky''. Frankfort, Kentucky.: Archives Branch, Division of Archives and Records Management, Dept. of Library and Archives, 1981. {{FHL|51902|item|disp=FHL book 976.9 M2k}}. This index is arranged alphabetically and lists the applicant’s name and county of residence at the time the application was made, the date the application was received in the Confederate pension office, and the application number. The listings for the widow’s applications provide maiden names if stated on the application. The veteran husband’s name is listed in parentheses.
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*The Kentucky Historical Society produced a second index to Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications.&nbsp;Both the index and the pension&nbsp;applications are available at the Family History Library. {{FHL|5585665|item|disp=FHL films 1670795 (first of 50 films)}}. The pensions are organized by pension number.
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*Kentucky. Adjutant General. ''Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Confederate Kentucky Volunteers, War 1861–1865. 191–?''. Reprint, Utica, Kentucky.: McDowell Publishing, 1980. Vol. 1 on&nbsp;{{FHL|298961|item|disp=FHL film 467975 item 3}}; Vol. 2 {{FHL|636004|item|disp=FHL book 976.9 M2rc}}. The book contains brief histories of confederate units and includes a list of soldiers, with their rank and dates of service.&nbsp;There is an alphabetical list of commissioned officers on pg. 238 - 297. It is indexed. An index to the infantry soldiers in volume 1 is:
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*Cook, Michael L. ''Index to "Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky."'' Utica, Kentucky.: McDowell Publishing, 1979. {{FHL|453448|item|disp=FHL book 976.9 M2rca }}
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*United States. Record and Pension Office. ''Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Kentucky''. National Archives Microfilm Publications, M0319. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1960. {{FHL|352819|item|disp=FHL films 1447468–603}}. The compiled service records of Kentucky soldiers are arranged according to a complicated organizational breakdown, ending with either the regiment or independent battalion or company. Under each unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by soldiers’ surnames.
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*''"Kentucky in the Civil War-Confederate Files"'' in USGenWeb Project [Internet site], N.p., 7 September 1999 [cited 25 October 1999]. Available at www.rootsweb.com/~kymil/cw/cw-conf.html. This site contains rosters or histories of Confederate military units and includes links to pension records, veteran’s records, biographies of prominent leaders, and military organizations.
  
*[[12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)|12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)]]<br>Organized at Caseyville and Owensboro, Kentucky, November 17, 1862.<br>Returned to East Tennessee and duty at Sweetwater until August. Mustered out August 23, 1865.<br>
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== Unit Histories  ==
  
*[[12th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)|12th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)]]<br>Company "A" organized at Camp Dick Robinson, Kentucky, September 26, 1861, and other companies near Waitsboro, Pulaski County, Kentucky, October, 1861, to January, 1862.<br>Duty at Greensboro, North Carolina, until July. Mustered out July 11, 1865.<br>
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An important inventory for finding Civil War military histories is:
  
*[[13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)|13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)]]<br>Organized at Columbia, Ky., December 22, 1863.<br>At Camp Nelson, Kentucky, until January 10, 1865. Mustered out January 19, 1865.<br>
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*''A Guide to the Microfiche Edition of Civil War Unit Histories: Regimental Histories and Personal Narratives. Part 1, Confederate States of America and Border States''. Bethesda, Maryland.: University Publications of America, 1992. {{FHL|426900|item|disp=FHL book 973 M2cwu pt. 1}}. Kentucky units are listed on pages 33 to 38. The library has the large microfiche collection described in this guide. Use the library catalog to find individual items. This may include correspondence, diaries, memoirs, and regimental histories published before 1920. The guide shows the unit name, counties where it was raised, author, title, publication information, number of pages, and source repository. This guide includes an author index and a major engagements index.
  
*[[13th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)|13th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)]]<br>Organized at Camp Hobson, near Greensburg, Kentucky, and mustered in at Green River December 10, 1861.<br>Ordered to Louisville, Kentucky, and mustered out January 12, 1865.<br>
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=== Contraband Camps  ===
  
*[[14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)|14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)]]<br>Companies "A," "B," "C" and "D" organized at Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, and mustered in November 6, 1862. Other Companies organized at Irvine, Kentucky, August 21, 1862, to February 13, 1863. <br>Lancaster August 1. Mustered out September 16, 1863, to March 24, 1864. <br>
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The web site [http://www.lastroadtofreedom.com/ Last Road to Freedom] has information on America's Civil War contraband camps.  
  
*[[14th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)|14th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)]]<br>Organized at Camp Wallace, Lawrence County, Kentucky, December 10, 1861.<br>at Louisa, Kentucky, protecting Virginia line until September, 1865. Mustered out September 15,1865.<br>
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Civil War [http://www.lastroadtofreedom.com/documents/Kentucky.pdf Contraband Camps in Kentucky] were located in Columbus, Fort Donelson, Fort Heiman (Calloway County), Smithland, and Paducah
  
*[[15th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)|15th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)]]<br>Organized at Owensborough, Kentucky, October, 1862.<br>Expedition from Paducah, Kentucky, to McLemoresville, Tennessee, September 20-30. Mustered out October 6 to 29, 1863.<br>
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== References  ==
  
*[[15th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)|15th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)]]<br>Organized at New Haven, Kentucky, December 14, 1861.<br>Ordered to Louisville, Kentucky, and mustered out January 14, 1865.<br>
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*[[16th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)|16th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)]]<br>Organized at Paducah, Kentucky, September, 1863.<br>Near Rheatown, Duvall's Ford, Watauga River, September 30. Consolidated with 12th Kentucky Cavalry October 15, 1864.<br>
 
 
 
*[[16th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|16th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]]<br>Organized at Camp Kenton in fall of 1861 and mustered in January 27, 1862.<br>Duty at Greensburg, North Carolina until July. Mustered out July 15, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[17th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)|17th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)]]<br>Organized at Russellsville, Kentucky, April 25, 1865.<br>Assigned to duty at Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and in Southern Kentucky, along Louisville &amp; Nashville Railroad. Mustered out September 20, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[17th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)|17th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)]]<br>Organized at Hartford and Calhoun, Kentucky, September to December, 1861.<br>Ordered to Louisville, Kentucky, December, and mustered out January 23, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[18th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)|18th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)]]<br>Organized at large and mustered in February 8, 1862.<br>Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Kentucky, June. Mustered out July 18, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[19th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|19th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]]&nbsp;<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[19th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|19th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]]<br>Organized at Camp Harwood, Harrodsburg, Kentucky, and mustered in January 2, 1862.<br>Ordered to Louisville, Kentucky, and there mustered out January 26, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[20th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)|20th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)]]<br>Organized at Lexington, Camp Dick Robinson, and Smithland, Kentucky, and mustered in January 6, 1862.<br>Ordered to Louisville, Kentucky, September, and guard duty there until January, 1865. Mustered out January 17, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[21st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)|21st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[21st Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)|21st Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)]]<br>Organized at Camps Hobson and Ward, Kentucky, and mustered in December 31, 1861.<br>Duty at Indianola and Victoria until December. Mustered out December 9, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[22nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)|22nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)]]<br>Organized at Louisa, Kentucky, January 20, 1862.<br>At Baton Rouge, Louisiana, until January, 1865. Mustered out January 20, 1865. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 7th Kentucky Infantry.<br>
 
 
 
*[[22nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Enrolled Militia)(Union)|22nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Enrolled Militia)(Union)]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit."<br>
 
 
 
==== Units 23rd through Z<br> ====
 
 
 
*[[23rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|23rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]]<br>Organized at Camp King, Lexington, Kentucky, and mustered in January 2, 1862<br>Duty at Indianola, Green Lake and Victoria, Texas until December 1865. Mustered out December 27, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[24th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|24th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]]<br>Organized at Lexington, Kentucky, December 31, 1861. <br>Ordered to Lexington, Kentucky and duty there until January, 1865. Mustered out January 31, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[25th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|25th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]]<br>Organized at Calhoun, Kentucky, January 1, 1862. Consolidated with 17th Kentucky Infantry April 13, 1862.<br>
 
 
 
*[[26th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|26th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]]<br>Organized at Owensboro, Ky., July to November, 1861, and mustered in at Nashville, Tenn., March 5, 1862.&nbsp; Mustered out July 10, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[27th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|27th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]]<br>Organized at Rochester, Ky., December 16, 1861, to March 21, 1862.&nbsp; Mustered out March 29, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[28th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|28th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]]<br>Organized at Louisville and New Haven, Ky., October 10, 1861, to May 9, 1862.&nbsp; Mustered out December 14, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[29th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|29th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]]<br>Regiment failed to complete organization.<br>
 
 
 
*[[30th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|30th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]]<br>Organized at Somerset and Frankfort, Ky. Companies "A," "B," "E" and "F" mustered in at Frankfort February 19, 1864; Company "G" March 29, 1864, and Companies "C," "D," "H," "I" and "K" at Camp Burnside, Ky., April 5, 1864.&nbsp; Mustered out April 18, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[31st Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|31st Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]]<br>Regiment failed to complete organization.<br>
 
 
 
*[[32nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|32nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]]<br>Organized at Frankfort and Camp Burnside, Ky., August, 1862.&nbsp; Mustered out May 28 to August 12, 1863.<br>
 
 
 
*[[33rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|33rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]]<br>Organized at Munfordsville, Ky., September 13, 1862.&nbsp; Consolidated with 26th Kentucky Infantry April 1, 1864.<br>
 
 
 
*[[34th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|34th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry&nbsp;(Union)]]<br>Organized at Louisville, Ky., October, 1862, from Louisville Provost Guard. <br>Mustered out at Knoxville, Tenn., June 24, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[35th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|35th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]]<br>Organized at Owensboro, Ky., September 26, 1863.&nbsp; Ordered to Louisville November 5, and mustered out December 29, 1864.<br>
 
 
 
*[[36th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Union)|36th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Union)]]<br>Regiment failed to complete organization.<br>
 
 
 
*[[37th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|37th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]]<br>Organized at Glasgow, Ky., September 17 to December 22, 1863.&nbsp; Mustered out December 29, 1864.<br>
 
 
 
*[[39th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|39th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]]<br>Organized at Peach Orchard, Ky., November 18, 1862, and mustered in February 16, 1863. Mustered out September 15, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[40th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|40th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]]<br>Organized at Grayson and Falmouth, Ky., July 30, 1863.&nbsp; Mustered out December 30, 1864.<br>
 
 
 
*[[45th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|45th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]]<br>Organized at large October 10, 1863.&nbsp; Mustered out Companies "A," "B," "C," "D," "E" and "F" December 24, 1864, and Companies "G," "H," "I" and "K" February 14, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[47th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|47th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]]<br>Organized at Irvine and Camp Nelson, Ky., October 5, 1863, to January, 1864.&nbsp; Mustered out Companies "A" to "H" at Lexington, Ky., December 26, 1864, and Companies "I" and "K" April 12, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[48th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|48th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]]<br>Organized at Princeton, Ky., October 26, 1863.&nbsp; Mustered out December 19, 1864.<br>
 
 
 
*[[49th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|49th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]]<br>Organized at Camp Nelson, Ky., September 19, 1863.&nbsp; Mustered out December 26, 1864.<br>
 
 
 
*[[50th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|50th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]]<br>Regiment failed to complete organization.<br>
 
 
 
*[[52nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|52nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]]<br>Organized at Franklin and Scottsville, Ky. Companies "A," "B," "C" and "E" mustered in at Scottsville October 16, 1863; Company "D" October 17, 1863; Company "F" November 12, 1863, and Company "G" December 21, 1863. Companies "H," "I" and "K" mustered in at Franklin March 3, 1864.&nbsp; Mustered out January 17, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[53rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|53rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]]<br>Organized at Covington, Ky., September, 1864.&nbsp; Mustered out September 17, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[54th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|54th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]]<br>Organized at New Castle, Ky., September, 1864.&nbsp; Mustered out September 1, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[55th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|55th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]]<br>Organized at Covington November, 1864.&nbsp; Mustered out September 19, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[56th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|56th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry&nbsp;(Union)]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[57th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|57th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry&nbsp;(Union)]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[58th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|58th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[63rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|63rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)&nbsp;]] <br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[68th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Enrolled Militia) (Union)|68th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Enrolled Militia) (Union)]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[1st Battalion, Louisville Provost Guard, Kentucky Volunteers (Union)|1st Battalion, Louisville Provost Guard, Kentucky Volunteers (Union)]]<br> "Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[Patterson's Independent Company, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|Patterson's Independent Company, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]]<br>Organized at Camp Haskins, Ky., October, 1861.&nbsp; Mustered out January 22, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[Rockcastle and Lincoln County Home Guards, Kentucky (Union)|Rockcastle and Lincoln County Home Guards, Kentucky (Union)<br><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1303938271875_494" />]]"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[Simmonds' Battery, Kentucky Light Artillery (Union)|Simmonds' Battery, Kentucky Light Artillery (Union)]]<br>Organized at Pendleton, Ohio, from Company "E," 1st Kentucky Infantry, June 3, 1861.&nbsp; Mustered out July 20, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[Unassigned Kentucky Colored (Union)|Unassigned Kentucky Colored (Union)]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[Unassigned Drafted Men, Kentucky (Union)|Unassigned Drafted Men, Kentucky (Union)]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[Unassigned Kentucky Volunteers (Union)|Unassigned Kentucky Volunteers (Union)]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[Ward's Independent Company, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|Ward's Independent Company, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
=== Confederate Regiments  ===
 
 
 
==== Regiments 1st thru 2nd  ====
 
 
 
*[[1st Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate)|1st Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate)]]<br>Organized in Eastern Kentucky during the winter of 1861-1862.<br>Disbanded in August, 1863. <br>Lieutenant Colonel Ezekiel F. Clay, and Majors Benjamin F. Bradley and Orville G. Camron were in command. <br>
 
 
 
*[[1st Battalion, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|1st Battalion, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit <br>
 
 
 
*[[1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Butler's) (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Butler's) (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Helms') (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Helms') (Confederate)]]<br>Organized during the late summer of 1861 and its companies were mustered into Confederate service in October. <br>Because of its difficult service in Kentucky during September and October, 1862, it was reduced to a battalion and assigned to the 3rd Kentucky Cavalry. <br>The field officers were Colonel Benjamin H. Helm; Lieutenant Colonels J.W. Griffith, H.C. Leavell, and Thomas G. Woodward; and Majors John W. Caldwell and N.R. Chambliss.<br>
 
 
 
*[[1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit. <br>
 
 
 
*[[1st Regiment, Kentucky Engineers (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Kentucky Engineers (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit<br>
 
 
 
*[[1st Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Confederate)]]<br>Organized during the summer of 1861 for a one year term of enlistment. In August the 1st (Duncan's) Kentucky Battalion merged into the regiment. In April 1862, it was placed in D.R. Jones' Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. <br>When its term of service ended, it disbanded. <br>The field officers were Colonel Thomas H. Taylor, Lieutenant Colonels Edward Crossland and William P. Johnston, and Major Benjamin Anderson. <br>
 
 
 
*[[2nd Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate)|2nd Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate)]]<br>Completed its organization during the late fall of 1862. <br>Early in 1865 it disbanded. <br>The field officers were Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Johnson and Major O.S. Tenney. <br>
 
 
 
*[[Bolen's Independent Company, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|Bolen's Independent Company, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]<br>Assembled in August, 1863, and contained men from five different regiments of J.H. Morgan's dispersed command. <br>During January, 1865, only 32 effectives were present and the battalion disbanded. Captain John B. Dortch was in command. <br>
 
 
 
*[[2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Duke's) (Confederate)|2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Duke's) (Confederate)]]<br>Organized during the summer of 1862 using Morgan's Kentucky Cavalry Squadron as its nucleus. The unit contained men from Kentucky, Texas, Mississippi, and Alabama. <br>Many were captured in the conflict at Buffington Island on July 19 and the remaining part at New Lisbon on July 26, 1863. The regiment was not reorganized. <br>Its field officers were Colonels Basil W. Duke and John H. Morgan, Lieutenant Colonels James W. Bowles and John B. Hutcheson, and Majors G.W. Morgan and T.B. Webber. <br>
 
 
 
*[[2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Woodward's). (Confederate)|2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Woodward's). (Confederate)]]<br>Organized in December, 1862, using Woodward's Kentucky Cavalry Battalion as its nucleus.<br>The regiment went on to aid in the defense of Savannah and the campaign of the Carolinas. On April 26, 1865, it surrendered.<br>
 
 
 
*[[2nd (Woodward's) Cavalry Regiment (Confederate)|2nd (Woodward's) Cavalry Regiment (Confederate)]]<br>Organized in December, 1862, using Woodward's Kentucky Cavalry Battalion as its nucleus. <br>Served in various locations, then in the defense of Savannah and the campaign of the Carolinas. On April 26, 1865, it surrendered. <br>Its commanders were Colonel Thomas G. Woodward and Major Thomas W. Lewis. <br>
 
 
 
*[[2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit. <br>
 
 
 
*[[2nd Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Confederate)|2nd Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Confederate)]]<br>Organized in August, 1861, at Camp Boone, Tennessee, and became part of the Orphan Brigade or Louisville Legion. The men were from the counties of Hickman, Fayette, Bullitt, Jefferson, Graves, Franklin, Harrison, Scott, Owen, Bourbon, and Anderson. <br>On April 26, 1865, it surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. <br>The field officers were Colonels Roger W. Hanson, James M. Hawes, Robert A. Johnston, and James W. Moss; Lieutenant Colonels James W. Hewitt and Philip Lee; and Majors William P. Johnston and Harvey McDowell.<br>
 
 
 
==== Regiments 3rd thru 4th  ====
 
 
 
*[[3rd Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate)|3rd Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate)]]<br>Also called 1st or 10th Battalion] <br>Organized during the late summer of 1862. <br>Surrendered at Bowling Green, Kentucky, in April, 1865. <br>The field officers were Lieutenant Colonel E.F. Clay, and Majors P.M. Everett and J.B. Holladay.<br>
 
 
 
*[[3rd Battalion, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|3rd Battalion, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]<br>Formed during the late fall of 1864 with men who had served under J.H. Morgan. <br>Surrendered at Washington, Georgia, on May 10, 1865. <br>Colonel Joseph T. Tucker was in command. <br>
 
 
 
*3rd Regiment, Kentucky State Guards (Misc)(Confederate)<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit. <br>
 
 
 
*[[3rd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Duke's Brigade) (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Duke's Brigade) (Confederate)]]<br>Formed during the late fall of 1864 with men who had served under J.H. Morgan. Surrendered at Washington, Georgia, on May 10, 1865. <br>Colonel Joseph T. Tucker was in command.<br>
 
 
 
*[[3rd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]<br>Organized during the summer of 1862. In October the 1st Kentucky Cavalry Regiment merged into this command and at times was called the 1st (3rd) Kentucky Cavalry. <br>Surrendered with the Army of Tennessee in April, 1865. <br>The field commanders were Colonel J.R. Butler, Lieutenant Colonels Jack Allen and Jacob W. Griffith, and Major J.Q. Chenoweth. <br>
 
 
 
*[[3rd/7th Consolidated Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|3rd/7th Consolidated Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit. <br>
 
 
 
*[[3rd Regiment Kentucky Engineers (Confederate)|3rd Regiment Kentucky Engineers (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit. <br>
 
 
 
*[[3rd Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Confederate)]]<br>Organized during July 1861, at Camp Boone, Tennessee. Many of the men had previous service in the Kentucky State Guard. During the spring of 1864 the regiment was mounted. <br>Surrender on May 4, 1865. <br>The field officers were Colonels Gustavus A.C. Holt, Albert P. Thompson, and Lloyd Tilghman; Lieutenant Colonels Benjamin Anderson, T.T. Barnett, and Alfred Johnston; and Majors James H. Bowman, William P. Johnston, and Al. McGoodwin. <br>
 
 
 
*[[4th Battalion, Kentucky Cavalry (Duke's Brigade) (Confederate)|4th Battalion, Kentucky Cavalry (Duke's Brigade) (Confederate)]]<br>Formed during the late fall of 1864 with men who had served under General J.H. Morgan. <br>Disbanded in the spring of 1865.<br>Commanded by Major (acting) W.R. Messick. <br>
 
 
 
*[[4th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate|4th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate]])<br>During the spring of 1865 4th Cavalry Regiment was formed at Salyersville, Kentucky. <br>In October, 1862. it disbanded. <br>The field officers were Colonel Henry L. Giltner, Lieutenant Colonel Moses T. Pryor, and Major Nathan Parker. <br>
 
 
 
*[[4th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Confederate)|4th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Confederate)]]<br>Organized at Bowling Green, Kentucky, in September, 1861. <br>Few surrendered on April 26, 1865. <br>The field officers were Colonels Joseph P. Nuckols, Jr. and Robert P. Trabue; Lieutenant Colonels John A. Adair, Andrew R. Hynes, and Thomas W. Thompson; and Majors Joseph H. Millett, Thomas B. Munroe, Jr., and John B. Rogers <br>
 
 
 
==== Regiments 5th thru 7th  ====
 
 
 
*[[5th Battalion, Kentucky (Misc) (Confederate)|5th Battalion, Kentucky (Misc) (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[5th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|5th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]<br>Organized during the summer of 1862 with men recruited in the central section of Kentucky. <br>Many were captured at Buffington Island on July 19 and the remaining part at New Lisbon on July 26, 1863. The regiment was not reorganized. <br>Its commanders were Colonel D. Howard Smith, Lieutenant Colonels Churchill G. Campbell and Preston Thomson, and Major Thomas Y. Brent, Jr<br>
 
 
 
*[[5th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Confederate)|5th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Confederate)]]<br>Assembled during the late summer of 1861, included Freeman's Kentucky Infantry Battalion. Its members were raised in the counties of Pendleton, Breathitt, Morgan, Magoffin, Bath, Owen, Grant, Jessamine, Henderson, Harrison, Shelby, and Franklin. Being a twelve-month unit, when it became time to reenlist some of its members refused and were transferred to the 9th Kentucky Regiment. Later men of the 5th did reenlist for the duration of the war. It became part of the Orphan Brigade or Louisville Legion. <br>Surrendered on April 26, 1865.<br> Its field officers were Colonels Hiram Hawkins, Andrew J. May, and John S. Williams; Lieutenant Colonels John W. Caldwell and George W. Conner' and Majors Richard Hawes and William Mynheir. <br>
 
 
 
*[[6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Confederate)|6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Confederate)]]<br>Organized during the summer of 1862 with men from the central and eastern section of Kentucky. <br>Most of its members were captured at Buffington Island on July 19 and the remaining part at New Lisbon on July 26, 1863. The regiment was not reorganized. <br>Its commanders were Colonel J. Warren Grigsby, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas W. Napier, and Major William G. Bullitt.<br>
 
 
 
*[[6th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry(Confederate)|6th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry(Confederate)]]<br>Organized at Cave City, Kentucky, in November, 1861, and included in Cofer's 1st Kentucky Infantry Battalion. Its members were raised in the counties of Nelson, Spencer, Hardin, Franklin, Barren, Green, Allen, Anderson, Bullitt, and Simpson. It became part of the Orphan Brigade or Louisville Legion. In the fall of 1864 the unit was mounted. <br>Surrendered with the Army of Tennessee on April 26, 1865. <br>The field officers were Colonels Martin H. Cofer and Joseph H. Lewis, Lieutenant Colonel William L. Clarke, and Majors Thomas H. Hays and George W. Maxson.<br>
 
 
 
*[[7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Confederate)|7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Confederate)]]<br>Organized in September, 1862, using Gano's Texas Cavalry Battalion as its nucleus.<br>Most of its men were captured at Buffington Island on July 19, and the rest at New Lisbon on July 26, 1863. The regiment was not reorganized.<br>
 
 
 
*[[7th Cavalry Regiment (Confederate)|7th Cavalry Regiment (Confederate) ]]<br>Organized in September, 1862, using Gano's Texas Cavalry Battalion as its nucleus. <br>Most of its men were captured at Buffington Island on July 19, and the rest at New Lisbon on July 26, 1863. The regiment was not reorganized. <br>Colonel Richard M. Gano, Lieutenant Colonel J.M. Huffman, and Major Theophilus Steele were in command.<br>
 
 
 
*[[7th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Confederate)|7th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Confederate)]]<br>Assembled in September, 1861, at Camp Burnett, near Clinton, Kentucky, with men from the western section of the state. During the spring of 1864. <br>Surrendered on May 4, 1865. <br>The field officers were Colonels Edward Crossland and Charles Wickliffe, Lieutenant Colonels William D. Lannom and L.J. Sherrill, and Majors H.S.Hale and W.J.N. Welborn.<br>
 
 
 
==== Regiments 8th thru 14th  ====
 
 
 
*[[8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]<br>Formed during the late summer of 1862 and mustered into Confederate service in September. <br>Most of the men were captured at Buffington Island on July 19 and a remnant at New Lisbon on July 26, 1863. The 8th was not reorganized. <br>Its commanders were Colonel R.S. Cluke, Lieutenant Colonel Cicero Coleman, and Major Robert S. Bullock<br>
 
 
 
*[[8th/12th Consolidated Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|8th/12th Consolidated Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[8th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry(Confederate)|8th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry(Confederate)]]<br>Organized in September, 1861, at Camp Boone, Tennessee. The unit was captured at Fort Donelson, and of the 312 engaged, 99 were killed or wounded. After being exchanged it was attached to Tilghman's and Buford's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. During the spring of 1864 the regiment was mounted and assigned to General Lyon's Brigade. <br>Later it skirmished in Alabama and surrendered in May, 1865. <br>The field officers were Colonels Henry C. Burnett and Hylan B. Lyon, Lieutenant Colonel A.R. Shacklett, and Majors Jabez Bingham and R.W. Henry.<br>
 
 
 
*[[9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]<br>9th Cavalry Regiment [also called 4th Mounted Rifles] was organized in December, 1862, by consolidating Breckinridge's and Stoner's Kentucky Cavalry Battalions. <br>A detachment surrendered with the Army of Tennessee, but the main part of the unit escorted President Davis southward and surrendered in May, 1865. <br>Colonel William C.P. Breckinridge, Lieutenant Colonel Robert G. Stoner, and Majors John P. Austin and William E. Jones were in command.<br>
 
 
 
*[[9th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Confederate)|9th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Confederate)]]<br>[Also called 5th (Hunt's) Regiment] was organized at Russellville, Kentucky, during the fall of 1861. The men were recruited in the counties of Logan, Jefferson, Nelson, Harrison, Ohio, and Scott. During the fall of 1864 it was mounted. <br>Only a remnant surredered with the Army of Tennessee. <br>The field officers were Colonels John W. Caldwell and Thomas H. Hunt; Lieutenant Colonels Alexander Casseday, Robert A. Johnston, and J.C. Wickliffe; and Major Ben Desha.<br>
 
 
 
*[[10th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate)|10th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Diamond's) (Confederate)|10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Diamond's) (Confederate)]]<br>Formed during the fall of 1863 using May's Kentucky Mounted Battalion as its nucleus. It contained men from Kentucky and Virginia. <br>In the spring of 1865 it disbanded. <br>The field officers were Colonels George R. Diamond, Andrew J. May, and Edwin Trimble, and Major William R. Lee.<br>
 
 
 
*[[10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Johnson's) (Confederate)|10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Johnson's) (Confederate)]]<br>Organized behind Federal lines during the spring and summer of 1863. Many of its members were recruited in Oldham and Crittenden counties. <br>A detachment surrendered at Paducah, Kentucky, in May, 1865. <br>Colonel Adam R. Johnson, Lieutenant Colonel R.M. Martin, and Major Washington G. Owen were in command<br>
 
 
 
*[[11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]<br>Organized in Madison County, Kentucky, with 410 officers and men. Many of its members were raised in Webster, Madison, and Hopkins counties. <br>Most of the men were captured at Buffington Island on July 19 and some at New Lisbon on July 26, 1863. The unit was not reorganized. <br>Colonels David W. Chenault and Joseph T. Tucker, and Lieutenant Colonel James B. McCreary were its commanders.<br>
 
 
 
*[[12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]<br>[Also called 1st Kentucky and Tennessee Regiment] organized and mustered into Confederate service at Verona, Mississippi, in September, 1863. <br>During March, 1865, merged into the 8th Kentucky Infantry (Mounted) Regiment. <br>Commanded by Colonel W.W. Faulkner, Lieutenant Colonel W.D. Lannom, and Majors John M. Malone and Thomas S. Tate, Jr.<br>
 
 
 
*[[13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]<br>[Also called 10th and 11th Regiment Mounted Infantry] assembled at Abingdon, Virginia. <br> Served in various locations, and on April 27, 1865, surrendered at Louisa, Kentucky. <br>The field officers were Colonel Benjamin E. Caudill, Lieutenant Colonel D.J. Caudill, and Major John T. Chenoweth.<br>
 
 
 
*[[14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
==== Regiments A thru Z  ====
 
 
 
*[[Bolen's Independent Company, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|Bolen's Independent Company, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit..<br>
 
 
 
*[[Buckner Guards, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|Buckner Guards, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit..<br>
 
 
 
*[[Byrne's Company, Kentucky Horse Artillery (Confederate)|Byrne's Company, Kentucky Horse Artillery (Confederate)]]<br>Organized at Camp Boone, Tennessee, during the early summer of 1861 with men from Kentucky and Mississippi. <br>Later it served in the eastern part of Tennessee and disbanded. <br>Captain Edward P. Byrne was in command.<br>
 
 
 
*[[Chenoweth's Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry Regiment (Confederate)|Chenoweth's Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry Regiment&nbsp;(Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[Cobb's Company, Kentucky Light Artillery (Confederate)|Cobb's Company, Kentucky Light Artillery (Confederate)]]<br>Lyon's-Cobb's Battery [often called the Orphan Battery] organized during the summer of 1861 as Lyon's Battery. Not reaching full strength, it merged with Captain Cobb's company which was being formed. <br>During the winter of 1864-1865 it disbanded. <br>Captains Robert Cobb and H.L. Lyon were in command<br>
 
  
*[[Conscript, Kentucky (Confederate)|Conscript, Kentucky (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.<br>
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*[[Corbin's Men, Kentucky (Confederate)|Corbin's Men, Kentucky (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[Corbett's Company, Kentucky Artillery (Confederate)|Corbett's Company, Kentucky Artillery (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[Dudley's Independent Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|Dudley's Independent Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[Ficklin's Battalion, Kentucky Infantry (Confederate)|Ficklin's Battalion, Kentucky Infantry (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[Fields' Company, Kentucky Partisan Rangers (Confederate)|Fields' Company, Kentucky Partisan Rangers (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[Graves' Battery, Kentucky Artillery (Confederate)|Graves' Battery, Kentucky Artillery (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[Green's Battery, Kentucky Light Artillery (Confederate)|Green's Battery, Kentucky Light Artillery (Confederate)]]<br>Organized during the fall of 1861. Many of its members were recruited in Cumberland County. It became part of the garrison at Fort Donelson and was captured in February, 1862. After being exchanged it was assigned to the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. Later the company was reorganized, ordered to Alabama, and served in the defense of Mobile. It was included in the surrender on May 4, 1865. Its captains were Henry F. Green and W.H. Hedden<br>
 
 
 
*[[Kentucky Guerilla Rangers (Confederate)|Kentucky Guerilla Rangers (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[Jenkins' Battalion, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|Jenkins' Battalion, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[Jenkins' Company, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|Jenkins' Company, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[Jesse's Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Riflemen (Confederate)|Jesse's Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Riflemen (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[King's Regiment, Kentucky Partisan Rangers (Confederate)|King's Regiment, Kentucky Partisan Rangers (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[Kirkpatrick's Battalion, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|Kirkpatrick's Battalion, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[Lyon's Kentucky Cavalry Brigade (Misc) (Confederate)|Lyon's Kentucky Cavalry Brigade (Misc) (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[Malone's Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|Malone's Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[McEnnis' Detachment, Kentucky Artillery (Confederate)|McEnnis' Detachment, Kentucky Artillery (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[Kentucky (Misc) (Confederate)|Kentucky (Misc) (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[Kentucky Artillery (Misc) (Confederate)|Kentucky Artillery (Misc) (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit<br>
 
 
 
*[[Morehead's Regiment, Kentucky Partisan Rangers (Confederate)|Morehead's Regiment, Kentucky Partisan Rangers (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.
 
 
 
*[[Morgan's Men, Kentucky (Confederate)|Morgan's Men, Kentucky (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[O'Neal's Battalion, Kentucky (Confederate)|O'Neal's Battalion, Kentucky (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit<br>
 
 
 
*[[Patton's Battalion, Kentucky Partisan Rangers (Confederate)|Patton's Battalion, Kentucky Partisan Rangers (Confederate)]]<br>Organized in Morgan County, Kentucky, during the spring of 1863. <br>In October most of its members were captured near the Cumberland River, and the unit disbanded. Lieutenant Colonel Oliver A. Patton was in command<br>
 
 
 
*[[Rowan's Company, Kentucky Partisan Rangers (Confederate)|Rowan's Company, Kentucky Partisan Rangers (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[Schofield's Company, Kentucky (Confederate)|Schofield's Company, Kentucky (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.
 
 
 
*[[Sypert's Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|Sypert's Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[Thompson's Company, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|Thompson's Company, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[Williams' Battery, Kentucky Artillery (Misc) (Confederate)|Williams' Battery, Kentucky Artillery (Misc) (Confederate)]]<br>"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.<br><br>
 
 
 
*[[Cobb's Company, Kentucky Light Artillery (Confederate)|Cobb's Company, Kentucky Light Artillery (Confederate)]]<br>[Often called the Orphan Battery] was organized during the summer of 1861 as Lyon's Battery.<br>During the winter of 1864-1865 it disbanded.<br>
 
 
 
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Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky, January 19, 1862

Introduction

Kentucky was a border state during the Civil War. Its legislators preferred neutrality at the beginning of the war, since it had strong ties to both sides. In the 1861 election, most of the state congressional seats went to Union sympathizers. In September 1861, a Confederate army went into Kentucky, thus breaking its neutrality, and a Union army followed. During the war, many battles and guerilla campaigns were fought in Kentucky.  Kentucky soldiers served in both the Union and Confederate armies.[1]

Kentucky Military Units

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


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


Kentucky Union Units by Number or by Name
Union Units
1st-19th
20th-68th
A to Z





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





Kentucky Confederate Units by Number or by Name
Confederate Units
1st-14th
A-Z






Kentucky Confederate Units by Type of Unit
Confederate Units
Infantry
Cavalry
Artillery
Other






General Histories

Soldiers from Kentucky served in both the Union and Confederate armies. The state adopted a policy of neutrality until September 1861, when a pro-Union element gained control of the legislature. Though Kentucky never seceded from the Union, there was a sizable pro-Confederate element in the state. Indexes to the service records of Civil War Soldiers are at the Family History Library and the National Archives. The service records are available at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

Records and Resources

Union Records

Service Records

  • Kentucky, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865.  Digital index-Free. Record Collection 1932398 Linked to the records on Fold3 described below.
  • The Compiled Service Records ($) (Fold3.com) of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Kentucky are available online. In the future, these records will be made available at no charge through the National Archives web site. The service records are also available at no charge at National Archives research rooms. The compiled service records consist of an envelope containing card abstracts taken from muster rolls, returns, pay vouchers, and other records. Service records may provide rank, unit, date of enlistment, length of service, age, place of birth, and date of death. For more information see Union Service Records.

Pension Records

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 Union Records

  • Kentucky. Adjutant General. Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, 1861–1866. 2vols. 1866–1867. Reprint, Utica, Kentucky.: McDowell Publications, 1984 FHL films 1463599–600. This book contains background information on the war, brief information about each unit, and a list of soldiers by unit, with their rank and service dates. An index is included in the book but not in the film. These records contain the reports for troops serving with the Union.
An alphabetical list of officers with name, rank, regiment, residence and remarks on pages 906-961.
Lists of men buried at cemeteries arranged by cemetery on pages 972-980. Most entries give name, rank, company, regiment, and date of death.
  • Kentucky. Adjutant-General’s Office. Report of the Adjutant General [1861–1865]. Bethesda, Maryland.: University Publications of America, 1990. FHL fiche 6082379–80, FHL fiche 6082382–84. This record contains reports and rosters of units from Kentucky, with the names of officers by unit. It also contains their residence and dates of commission.
  • Speed, Thomas. The Union Regiments of Kentucky. 1897. Reprint, Dayton, Ohio: Morningside House, [ca. 1984]. FHL film 1321096 item 6; book 976.9 M2st.This record includes a brief history of each unit and lists the names of all soldiers. The index lists only the names of the commissioned officers from Kentucky.
  • United States. Record and Pension Office. Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Kentucky. National Archives Microfilm Publications, M0397. Washington, DC: National Archives, 1962. FHL films 1487066–90057. These service records are arranged by company and regiment and then alphabetically by the name of the soldier. They include the soldier’s name, age, rank, service record, muster, enlistment, discharge and disability information, payment cards, and physical description.
  • The Civil War Archive-Union Regimental Index [Internet site]. N.p., 1998 [cited 25 October 1999]. Available at www.civilwararchive.com/unionky.htm. This site includes histories and background information on Kentucky regiments.
  • Wright, Steven L.Kentucky soldiers and their regiments in the Civil War : abstracted from the pages of contemporary Kentucky newspapers.(Utica, Kentucky : McDowell Publications, c2009) FHL 976.9 M2ws vols. 1-5



For the 1890 census of Union veterans of the Civil War, see the "Census" section.

Confederate Records

Service Records

  • Kentucky, Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War 1861-1865. Digital index- Free Record Collection 1932371 Linked to images on Fold3 described below.
  • Compiled Service Records ($) (Fold3.com) of Confederate soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Kentucky are available online. In the future, these records will be made available at no charge through the National Archives web site. The service records are also available at no charge at National Archives research rooms. The compiled service records consist of an envelope containing card abstracts taken from muster rolls, returns, pay vouchers, and other records. Service records may provide rank, unit, date of enlistment, length of service, age, place of birth, and date of death. For more information see Confederate Service Records.

Pension Records

  • Kentucky, Confederate Pension Applications, 1912-1950. -Free. Browseable images. Not indexed. Record Collection 1916017 Pension applications filed by surviving former Confederate soldiers or their widows who lived in Kentucky at the time of application. The law providing for pensions was enacted in 1912 by the Kentucky State Legislature.

A wiki arrticle describing an online collection is found at:

Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Other Confederate Records

  • Kentucky. Division of Archives and Records Management. Index of Confederate Pension Applications. Commonwealth of Kentucky. Frankfort, Kentucky.: Archives Branch, Division of Archives and Records Management, Dept. of Library and Archives, 1981. FHL book 976.9 M2k. This index is arranged alphabetically and lists the applicant’s name and county of residence at the time the application was made, the date the application was received in the Confederate pension office, and the application number. The listings for the widow’s applications provide maiden names if stated on the application. The veteran husband’s name is listed in parentheses.
  • The Kentucky Historical Society produced a second index to Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications. Both the index and the pension applications are available at the Family History Library. FHL films 1670795 (first of 50 films). The pensions are organized by pension number.
  • Kentucky. Adjutant General. Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Confederate Kentucky Volunteers, War 1861–1865. 191–?. Reprint, Utica, Kentucky.: McDowell Publishing, 1980. Vol. 1 on FHL film 467975 item 3; Vol. 2 FHL book 976.9 M2rc. The book contains brief histories of confederate units and includes a list of soldiers, with their rank and dates of service. There is an alphabetical list of commissioned officers on pg. 238 - 297. It is indexed. An index to the infantry soldiers in volume 1 is:
  • Cook, Michael L. Index to "Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky." Utica, Kentucky.: McDowell Publishing, 1979. FHL book 976.9 M2rca
  • United States. Record and Pension Office. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Kentucky. National Archives Microfilm Publications, M0319. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1960. FHL films 1447468–603. The compiled service records of Kentucky soldiers are arranged according to a complicated organizational breakdown, ending with either the regiment or independent battalion or company. Under each unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by soldiers’ surnames.
  • "Kentucky in the Civil War-Confederate Files" in USGenWeb Project [Internet site], N.p., 7 September 1999 [cited 25 October 1999]. Available at www.rootsweb.com/~kymil/cw/cw-conf.html. This site contains rosters or histories of Confederate military units and includes links to pension records, veteran’s records, biographies of prominent leaders, and military organizations.

Unit Histories

An important inventory for finding Civil War military histories is:

  • A Guide to the Microfiche Edition of Civil War Unit Histories: Regimental Histories and Personal Narratives. Part 1, Confederate States of America and Border States. Bethesda, Maryland.: University Publications of America, 1992. FHL book 973 M2cwu pt. 1. Kentucky units are listed on pages 33 to 38. The library has the large microfiche collection described in this guide. Use the library catalog to find individual items. This may include correspondence, diaries, memoirs, and regimental histories published before 1920. The guide shows the unit name, counties where it was raised, author, title, publication information, number of pages, and source repository. This guide includes an author index and a major engagements index.

Contraband Camps

The web site Last Road to Freedom has information on America's Civil War contraband camps.

Civil War Contraband Camps in Kentucky were located in Columbus, Fort Donelson, Fort Heiman (Calloway County), Smithland, and Paducah

References

  1. Wikipedia.com, Kentucky in the American Civil War, (accessed 9 March 2011)