Kentucky in the Civil War

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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
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



Union Regiments

Units 1st through 22nd

  • 1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)
    Organized at Liberty, Burkeville and Monticello, Kentucky, October, 1861, and mustered in October 28, 1861.
    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.
  • 1st Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)
    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.
    Operations against Morgan's Invasion of Kentucky May 31-June 18. Mt. Sterling June 9. Mustered out June 18, 1864.
  • 2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)
    Organized at Camp Joe Holt and Muldraugh's Hill, Kentucky, September 9, 1861, to February 13, 1862.
    Mustered out at Camp Joe Holt, Kentucky, July 9-27, 1865.
  • 2nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)
    Organized at Pendleton, Ohio May and June, 1861.
    Ordered home June 3. Operations against Morgan in Kentucky until June 19. Mt. Sterling June 9. Mustered out June 19, 1864.
  • 3rd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)
    Organized in Calhoun and McLean Counties, Kentucky, December 13, 1861.
    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.
  • 4th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)
    Organized at Louisville, Kentucky, December 24, 1861.
    Capture of Macon April 20. Duty at Macon and in the Dept. of Georgia until August. Mustered out August 21, 1865.
  • 5th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)
    Organized at Columbus, Kentucky, December, 1861, to February, 1862, and mustered in at Gallatin, Tennessee, March 31, 1862.
    Surrender of Johnston and his army. Mustered out May 3, 1865.
  • 6th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)
    Organized at Sigel, Muldraugh's Hill and Shepherdsville, Kentucky, September 9 to December 24, 1861.
    Ordered to Louisville, Kentucky, Mustered out September 23, 1864, to January 2, 1865.
  • 7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)
    Organized at large and mustered in at Paris, Kentucky, August 16, 1862.
    Duty at Macon until June and at Nashville, Tennessee until July. Mustered out July 10, 1865.
  • 7th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)
    "One of the first Recruited in the State. Old 3rd." Organized at Camp Dick Robinson, Kentucky, September 22, 1861.
    At Baton Rouge until May 1, 1865, and at Clinton until March, 1866. Mustered out March 11, 1866.
  • 8th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)
    Organized at Estill Springs and Lebanon, Kentucky, October, 1861.
    At Bridgeport, Alabama, until January, 1865. Mustered out February, 1865. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 4th Kentucky Mounted Infantry.
  • Independent Battery A, Kentucky Light Artillery(Union)
    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
    Duty at San Antonio, Texas, and at Victoria, Texas, until November. Mustered out November 17, 1865.
  • Independent Battery C, Kentucky Light Artillery(Union)
    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.
    Ordered to Little Rock, Arkansas, and post duty there until July. Mustered out July 26, 1865.
  • Independent Battery E, Kentucky Light Artillery(Union)
    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.
    Duty at Lexington and Camp Nelson, Kentucky, until August, 1865. Mustered out August 1, 1865.
  • 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)
    Organized at Covington, Lexington and Crab Orchard, Kentucky, for one year's service, September 8 to November 11, 1862.
    Expedition from Beaver Creek into Southwest Virginia July 3-11, 1863. Gladesville, Virginia, July 7. Regiment mustered out September 17, 1863.
  • 10th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)
    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.
    Moved to Ringgold, Georgia, thence to Chattanooga, Tennessee, and duty there until November. Ordered to Kentucky November 14. Mustered out December 6, 1864.
    (Union)
  • 11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)
    Companies "A," "C," "D" and "F" organized at Harrodsburg, Kentucky, July, 1862. Balance at Louisville, Kentucky, September 26, 1862.
    Moved to Atlanta, Georgia, thence to Louisa, Kentucky. Mustered out July 12 to 17, 1865.
  • 11th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)
    Organized at Camp Calhoun, Kentucky, December 9,1861.
    Ordered to Louisville, Kentucky, November 14; thence to Bowling Green, Kentucky, and duty there until December. Mustered out December 16, 1864.
    (Union)
  • 12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)
    Organized at Caseyville and Owensboro, Kentucky, November 17, 1862.
    Returned to East Tennessee and duty at Sweetwater until August. Mustered out August 23, 1865.
  • 12th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)
    Company "A" organized at Camp Dick Robinson, Kentucky, September 26, 1861, and other companies near Waitsboro, Pulaski County, Kentucky, October, 1861, to January, 1862.
    Duty at Greensboro, North Carolina, until July. Mustered out July 11, 1865.
  • 13th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)
    Organized at Camp Hobson, near Greensburg, Kentucky, and mustered in at Green River December 10, 1861.
    Ordered to Louisville, Kentucky, and mustered out January 12, 1865.
  • 14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)
    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.
    Lancaster August 1. Mustered out September 16, 1863, to March 24, 1864.
  • 14th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)
    Organized at Camp Wallace, Lawrence County, Kentucky, December 10, 1861.
    at Louisa, Kentucky, protecting Virginia line until September, 1865. Mustered out September 15,1865.
  • 15th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)
    Organized at Owensborough, Kentucky, October, 1862.
    Expedition from Paducah, Kentucky, to McLemoresville, Tennessee, September 20-30. Mustered out October 6 to 29, 1863.
  • 16th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)
    Organized at Paducah, Kentucky, September, 1863.
    Near Rheatown, Duvall's Ford, Watauga River, September 30. Consolidated with 12th Kentucky Cavalry October 15, 1864.
  • 17th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Union)
    Organized at Russellsville, Kentucky, April 25, 1865.
    Assigned to duty at Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and in Southern Kentucky, along Louisville & Nashville Railroad. Mustered out September 20, 1865.
  • 20th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)
    Organized at Lexington, Camp Dick Robinson, and Smithland, Kentucky, and mustered in January 6, 1862.
    Ordered to Louisville, Kentucky, September, and guard duty there until January, 1865. Mustered out January 17, 1865.
  • 21st Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)
    Organized at Camps Hobson and Ward, Kentucky, and mustered in December 31, 1861.
    Duty at Indianola and Victoria until December. Mustered out December 9, 1865.
  • 22nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry(Union)
    Organized at Louisa, Kentucky, January 20, 1862.
    At Baton Rouge, Louisiana, until January, 1865. Mustered out January 20, 1865. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 7th Kentucky Infantry.

Units 23rd through Z

  • 23rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)
    Organized at Camp King, Lexington, Kentucky, and mustered in January 2, 1862
    Duty at Indianola, Green Lake and Victoria, Texas until December 1865. Mustered out December 27, 1865.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 30th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)
    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.  Mustered out April 18, 1865.

 

 

 

 

  • 34th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)                                                                              Organized at Louisville, Ky., October, 1862, from Louisville Provost Guard.  Mustered out  at  Knoxville, Tenn., June 24, 1865.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 45th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)
    Organized at large October 10, 1863.  Mustered out Companies "A," "B," "C," "D," "E" and "F" December 24, 1864, and Companies "G," "H," "I" and "K" February 14, 1865.

 

  • 47th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)
    Organized at Irvine and Camp Nelson, Ky., October 5, 1863, to January, 1864.  Mustered out Companies "A" to "H" at Lexington, Ky., December 26, 1864, and Companies "I" and "K" April 12, 1865.

 

 

 

 

  • 52nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)
    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.  Mustered out January 17, 1865.

 

 


  • 55th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)
    Organized at Covington November, 1864.  Mustered out September 19, 1865.


  • 56th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)
    "Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.


  • 57th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)
    "Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.


  • 58th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)
    "Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.


  • 63rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union) 
    "Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.


  • 68th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Enrolled Militia) (Union)
    "Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.


  • 1st Battalion, Louisville Provost Guard, Kentucky Volunteers (Union)                       "Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.


  • Patterson's Independent Company, Kentucky Infantry (Union)
    Organized at Camp Haskins, Ky., October, 1861.  Mustered out January 22, 1865.


  • Rockcastle and Lincoln County Home Guards, Kentucky (Union)
    "Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.


  • Simmonds' Battery, Kentucky Light Artillery (Union)
    Organized at Pendleton, Ohio, from Company "E," 1st Kentucky Infantry, June 3, 1861.  Mustered out July 20, 1865.


  • Unassigned Kentucky Colored (Union)
    "Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.


  • Unassigned Drafted Men, Kentucky (Union)
    "Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.


  • Unassigned Kentucky Volunteers (Union)
    "Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.


  • Ward's Independent Company, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)
    "Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.

Confederate Regiments

Regiments 1st thru 2nd

  • 1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Helms') (Confederate)
    Organized during the late summer of 1861 and its companies were mustered into Confederate service in October.
    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.
    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.
  • 1st Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Confederate)
    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.
    When its term of service ended, it disbanded.
    The field officers were Colonel Thomas H. Taylor, Lieutenant Colonels Edward Crossland and William P. Johnston, and Major Benjamin Anderson.
  • 2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Duke's) (Confederate)
    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.
    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.
    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.
  • 2nd (Woodward's) Cavalry Regiment (Confederate)
    Organized in December, 1862, using Woodward's Kentucky Cavalry Battalion as its nucleus.
    Served in various locations, then in the defense of Savannah and the campaign of the Carolinas. On April 26, 1865, it surrendered.
    Its commanders were Colonel Thomas G. Woodward and Major Thomas W. Lewis.
  • 2nd Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Confederate)
    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.
    On April 26, 1865, it surrendered with the Army of Tennessee.
    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.

Regiments 3rd thru 4th

  • 3rd Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate)
    Also called 1st or 10th Battalion]
    Organized during the late summer of 1862.
    Surrendered at Bowling Green, Kentucky, in April, 1865.
    The field officers were Lieutenant Colonel E.F. Clay, and Majors P.M. Everett and J.B. Holladay.
  • 3rd Regiment, Kentucky State Guards (Misc)(Confederate)
    "Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.
  • 3rd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)
    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.
    Surrendered with the Army of Tennessee in April, 1865.
    The field commanders were Colonel J.R. Butler, Lieutenant Colonels Jack Allen and Jacob W. Griffith, and Major J.Q. Chenoweth.
  • 3rd Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Confederate)
    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.
    Surrender on May 4, 1865.
    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.
  • 4th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)
    During the spring of 1865 4th Cavalry Regiment was formed at Salyersville, Kentucky.
    In October, 1862. it disbanded.
    The field officers were Colonel Henry L. Giltner, Lieutenant Colonel Moses T. Pryor, and Major Nathan Parker.
  • 4th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Confederate)
    Organized at Bowling Green, Kentucky, in September, 1861.
    Few surrendered on April 26, 1865.
    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

Regiments 5th thru 7th

  • 5th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)
    Organized during the summer of 1862 with men recruited in the central section of Kentucky.
    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.
    Its commanders were Colonel D. Howard Smith, Lieutenant Colonels Churchill G. Campbell and Preston Thomson, and Major Thomas Y. Brent, Jr
  • 5th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Confederate)
    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.
    Surrendered on April 26, 1865.
    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.
  • 6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Confederate)
    Organized during the summer of 1862 with men from the central and eastern section of Kentucky.
    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.
    Its commanders were Colonel J. Warren Grigsby, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas W. Napier, and Major William G. Bullitt.
  • 6th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry(Confederate)
    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.
    Surrendered with the Army of Tennessee on April 26, 1865.
    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.
  • 7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry(Confederate)
    Organized in September, 1862, using Gano's Texas Cavalry Battalion as its nucleus.
    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.
  • 7th Cavalry Regiment (Confederate)
    Organized in September, 1862, using Gano's Texas Cavalry Battalion as its nucleus.
    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.
    Colonel Richard M. Gano, Lieutenant Colonel J.M. Huffman, and Major Theophilus Steele were in command.
  • 7th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Confederate)
    Assembled in September, 1861, at Camp Burnett, near Clinton, Kentucky, with men from the western section of the state. During the spring of 1864.
    Surrendered on May 4, 1865.
    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.

Regiments 8th thru 14th

  • 8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)
    Formed during the late summer of 1862 and mustered into Confederate service in September.
    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.
    Its commanders were Colonel R.S. Cluke, Lieutenant Colonel Cicero Coleman, and Major Robert S. Bullock
  • 8th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry(Confederate)
    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.
    Later it skirmished in Alabama and surrendered in May, 1865.
    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.
  • 9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)
    9th Cavalry Regiment [also called 4th Mounted Rifles] was organized in December, 1862, by consolidating Breckinridge's and Stoner's Kentucky Cavalry Battalions.
    A detachment surrendered with the Army of Tennessee, but the main part of the unit escorted President Davis southward and surrendered in May, 1865.
    Colonel William C.P. Breckinridge, Lieutenant Colonel Robert G. Stoner, and Majors John P. Austin and William E. Jones were in command.
  • 9th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Confederate)
    [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.
    Only a remnant surredered with the Army of Tennessee.
    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.
  • 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Diamond's) (Confederate)
    Formed during the fall of 1863 using May's Kentucky Mounted Battalion as its nucleus. It contained men from Kentucky and Virginia.
    In the spring of 1865 it disbanded.
    The field officers were Colonels George R. Diamond, Andrew J. May, and Edwin Trimble, and Major William R. Lee.
  • 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Johnson's) (Confederate)
    Organized behind Federal lines during the spring and summer of 1863. Many of its members were recruited in Oldham and Crittenden counties.
    A detachment surrendered at Paducah, Kentucky, in May, 1865.
    Colonel Adam R. Johnson, Lieutenant Colonel R.M. Martin, and Major Washington G. Owen were in command
  • 11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)
    Organized in Madison County, Kentucky, with 410 officers and men. Many of its members were raised in Webster, Madison, and Hopkins counties.
    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.
    Colonels David W. Chenault and Joseph T. Tucker, and Lieutenant Colonel James B. McCreary were its commanders.
  • 12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)
    [Also called 1st Kentucky and Tennessee Regiment] organized and mustered into Confederate service at Verona, Mississippi, in September, 1863.
    During March, 1865, merged into the 8th Kentucky Infantry (Mounted) Regiment.
    Commanded by Colonel W.W. Faulkner, Lieutenant Colonel W.D. Lannom, and Majors John M. Malone and Thomas S. Tate, Jr.
  • 13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)
    [Also called 10th and 11th Regiment Mounted Infantry] assembled at Abingdon, Virginia.
    Served in various locations, and on April 27, 1865, surrendered at Louisa, Kentucky.
    The field officers were Colonel Benjamin E. Caudill, Lieutenant Colonel D.J. Caudill, and Major John T. Chenoweth.

Regiments A thru Z

  • Cobb's Company, Kentucky Light Artillery (Confederate)
    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.
    During the winter of 1864-1865 it disbanded.
    Captains Robert Cobb and H.L. Lyon were in command
  • Green's Battery, Kentucky Light Artillery (Confederate)
    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

References

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