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Brief History

The 23rd Kentucky Infantry was organized in December, 1861, at Camp King, Kentucky, by Col. Marcellus Mundy, and was mustered into the United States service by Col. Marcellus Mundy. They joined the Army of the Cumberland and were placed at the front. Many of the men sealed their devotion with their death.[1]

The 23rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry was organized at Camp King, Lexington, Kentucky, and mustered in January 2, 1862. It had duty at Indianola, Green Lake and Victoria, Texas until December 1865. The regiment mustered out December 27, 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 King, Lexington, Fayette County.                            Company B - Many men mustered in from Camp King, Lexington, Fayette County.
Company C - Many men mustered in from Camp King, Lexington, Fayette County.
Company D - Many men mustered in from Camp King, Lexington, Fayette County.
Company E - Many men mustered in from Camp King, Lexington, Fayette County.
Company F - Many men mustered in from Camp King, Lexington, Fayette County.
Company G - Many men mustered in from Camp King, Lexington, Fayette County.
Company H - Many men mustered in from Camp King, Lexington, Fayette County.
Company I - Many men mustered in from Camp King, Lexington, Fayette County.
Company K - Many men mustered in from Camp King, Lexington, Fayette County.

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 2,002 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. 2, 1861-1866, (Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Yeoman Office, 1866), pg. 163. 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. 2, 1861-1866, (Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Yeoman Office, 1866), pg. 163. FHL US/CAN book 976.9 M2r

 

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