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Brief History

The 2nd Regiment, Kansas Cavalry was organized at Kansas City as 12th Kansas Infantry. At Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, designation changed to 9th Kansas Infantry February 4, 1862, and to 2nd Cavalry March 5, 1862. The regiment mustered out August 17, 1865.[1]

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

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The second Regiment consisted of companies in Atchison, Brown, Johnson, Miami, Wyandotte, Linn, Marshall and Doniphan, and Republic  Shawnee counties.  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.

2nd Kansas Cavalry Rosters

Field and Staff Officers
Non-Commissioned Staff
Company A - Many men from Anderson County
Company B - Many men from Mitchell County
Company C - Many men fromLeavenworth County
Company D - Many men from Anderson County
Company E - Many men from Davis County
Company F
Company G - Many men from Nemaha County, Nebraska and Johnson County, 
Company H
Company I
Company K
Company L
New Company C
New Company D,

Index

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,087 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.
  • Crawford, Samuel J. Kansas in the sixties. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6084545 and (Chicago, Illinois : A.C. McClurg, 1911), FHL book 978.1 H2cr

References

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

 

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