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Brief History

First Battalion was organized at Omaha from January to August, 1864. It was in Fort Laramie until July, then consolidated with 1st Regiment, Nebraska Cavalry (Veteran) on July 10, 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 - many men from Douglas County and Burt County - roster

Company B - many men form Douglas County - roster

Company C - many men from Cass County, Nemaha County, Douglas County, and Otoe County - roster

Company D - many men from Douglas County - roster

Information about the companies and their officers came from Roster of Nebraska Volunteers from 1861-1869, by Nebraska. Adjutant General's Office, (Hastings, Nebraska: Wigton and Evans, State Printers, 1888).[2] Digital copy at Internet Archive.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 493 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • History of the State of Nebraska, (Chicago, Illinois: Western Historical Co., 1882) Military History; Part 5 First Battalion, Nebraska Cavalry.
  • 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 ‘Nebraska 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.
  • Nebraska in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Nebraska, 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 4 January 2011).
  2. Nebraska. Adjutant General's Office, Roster of Nebraska Volunteers, from 1861 to 1869, (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993). Digital copy at Internet Archives. FHL Fiche 6118454

 

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