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Brief History

The 16th Kentucky Infantry was organized in December, 1861, at Camp Lee, near Maysville, Kentucky, under Colonel Charles A. Marshall and mustered into the United States service on the 27th say of January, 1862. It remained in the southern protection of Kentucky during the winter of 1862, protecting the people and thoroughfare from the frequent invasions of guerrillas from Tennessee. They muster out records did not get turned in to the Adjutant General’s Office of Kentucky.[1]

The 16th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry was organized at Camp Kenton in the Fall of 1861 and mustered in January 27, 1862. It had duty at Greensburg, North Carolina until July. It was mustered out July 15, 1865.[2]

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 - Many men mustered in from Camp Lee, near Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky.
Company B - Many men mustered in from Camp Lee, near Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky.
Company C - Many men mustered in from Camp Lee, near Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky.
Company D - Many men mustered in from Camp Lee, near Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky.
Company E - Many men mustered in from Camp Lee, near Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky.
Company F - Many men mustered in from Camp Temple, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.
Company G - Many men mustered in from Camp Lee, near Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky.
Company H - Many men mustered in from Camp Lee, near Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky.
Company I - Many men mustered in from Camp Lee, near Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky.
Company K - Many men mustered in from Camp Lee, near Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky. Also many men from Lewis County Kentucky.[4]

The records for this Regiment's Companies are from the book, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Vol. 1-1861-1866.[3]


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,820 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.

References

  1. Kentucky. Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Vol. 1, 1861-1866, (Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Yeoman Office, 1866), pg., 939. FHL US/CAN book 976.9 M2r
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  3. Kentucky. Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Vol. 1, 1861-1866, (Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Yeoman Office, 1866), pg. 939. FHL US/CAN book 976.9 M2r

 

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