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Brief History

The 1st Regiment, Nebraska Cavalry was created when the 1st Regiment, Nebraska Infantry was renamed on November 6, 1863. On July 22, 1864, the regiment re-mustered as Veteran Volunteers at Omaha, Nebraska.[1] On July 10, 1865, the regiment was consolidated with the 1st Battalion, Nebraska Cavalry. From June 12 through July 5, 1866, it was engaged in an expedition to the Platt and Mojave Rivers, Nebraska, and was mustered out July1,1866 [2] at Omaha.[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 Cass Countyroster, pages 257-260

Company B - many men from Douglas County - roster, pages 260-262

Company C - many men from Nemaha County and Cheyenne County - roster, pages 262-265

Company D - many men from Otoe County - roster, pages 265-267

Company E - many men from Douglas Countyroster, pages 267-270

Company F - many men from Page County, Iowa and Douglas County - roster, pages 270-273

Company G - many men from multiple counties and states - roster, pages 273-276

Company H - many men from  multiple counties and states - roster, pages 276-279

Company I - many men from multiple counties and states - roster, pages 279-282

Company K - many men from Douglas County and multiple states - roster, pages 282-285

Information about the companies and their officers came from Andreas, History of the State of Nebraska.[3]  Digital copy at BYU Family History Archives. FHL book 978.2 H2h pt. 1.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,839 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • Johnson, Harrison, Johnson's History of Nebraska, (Omaha, Nebraska: Henry Gibson, 1880), FHL book 978.2 H2j.
  • 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. 1.0 1.1 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
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 3 January 2012).
  3. History of the State of Nebraska, (Western Historical Company, A.T. Andreas, 1882). Digital copy at BYU Family History Archives. FHL book 978.2 H2h pt. 1

 

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