15th Regiment, Kansas CavalryEdit This Page

From FamilySearch Wiki

United States   Gotoarrow.png   U.S. Military   Gotoarrow.png   Kansas   Gotoarrow.png   Kansas Military   Gotoarrow.png   Kansas in the Civil War   Gotoarrow.png   15th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry


Contents

Brief History

The 15th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry was organized at Leavenworth September and October, 1863. The regiment mustered out October 19, 1865, except for Company "H" which mustered out December 7, 1865.[1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:


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.-- The men were enlisted in Franklin and Johnson counties, and among them were a number of Shawnees.

Company B.--

Company C.-- Recruited in Leavenworth, Jefferson and Miami counties

Company D.--Recruited at large through the State.

Company E.--Principally recruited in Wyandotte county.

Company F.--Recruited in Shawnee, Jefferson and Leavenworth counties.

Company G.-- Many of these men were enlisted in Buchanan county, Mo.

Company H.--Like Co. G, it was recruited in Northern Kansas and Missouri.

Company I.--Recruited in Leavenworth county.

Company K.--Recruited in Leavenworth and Johnson counties.

Company L.--Recruited at large in the State

Company M.--Recruited in Linn, county Kansas, and Jackson county, Mo.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,051 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 or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Kansas in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Kansas in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Kansas, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).

 

Need additional research help? Contact our research help specialists.

Need wiki, indexing, or website help? Contact our product teams.


Did you find this article helpful?

You're invited to explain your rating on the discussion page (you must be signed in).

  • This page was last modified on 25 October 2012, at 02:11.
  • This page has been accessed 1,030 times.