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Brief History

Consolidation of Garland’s Mississippi Cavalry Battalion (three companies), the Cavalry Battalion, Miles’ Louisiana Legion (three companies) Rhodes’ Mississippi Partisan rangers Company and Mullen’s Louisiana Scouts and Sharpshooters Company an September 14, 1863. However, Company A, Cavalry Battalion, Miles’ Louisiana Legion refused to recognize its assignment to this regiment as Company E and maintained its independenc.[1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

Company A - Many men mustered in from Whitesburg, Letcher County , Kentucky.
Company B - Many men mustered in from Whitesburg, Letcher County , Kentucky.
Company C - Many men mustered in from Whitesburg, Letcher County , Kentucky.
Company D - Many men mustered in from Whitesburg, Letcher County , Kentucky.
Company E - Many men mustered in from Whitesburg, Letcher County , Kentucky.
Company F - Many men mustered in from Floyd County , and Whitesburg, Letcher County , Kentucky.
Company G - Many men mustered in from Breathitt County Perry County and Whitesburg, Letcher County , Kentucky.
Company H - Many men mustered in from Whitesburg, Letcher County , Kentucky.
Company I - Many men mustered in from Whitesburg, Letcher County , Kentucky.
Company K - Many men mustered in from Virginia, (no counties listed).

The records for this Regiment's Companies are from the book, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Vol. II-1861-65, Confederate Kentucky Volunteers War 1861-65.[2]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,693 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Kentucky in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Kentucky in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Kentucky, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Epling, Phillip K. Bad John Wright : the law of Pine Mountain. (Johnson City, Tennessee : Overmountain Press, c1981, 1997), FHL book 921.73 W933e.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Kentucky. Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Civil War Vol. II Confederate Kentucky Volunteers War 1861-65, Printed by Authority of the Legislature of Kentucky Copyright 1980 Cook and McDowell Publications FHL US/CAN book 976.9 M2rc

 

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