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Brief History

 The 2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry was organized at Camp Joe Holt, under Col. Buckner Board and mustered into the United States service on the 9th day of september, 1861.  In the fight of Stone River the regiment received special mention from General Rousseau, commanding the Division, for gallant and daring bravery. [1]

The 2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry was organized at Camp Joe Holt and Muldraugh's Hill, Kentucky, September 9, 1861 to February 13, 1862. The regiment was mustered out at Camp Joe Holt, Kentucky, July 9-27, 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.

2nd Regiment Kentucky Cavalry:
Roll of field and staff of the second Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry Mustered in at Murfreesboro, Rutherford Kentucky and Muldrough’s Hill, Marion, Kentucky.
Company A - Many men mustered in from Muldrough Hill, Rockcastle County and Louisville, Jefferson County .
Company B - Many men mustered in from Muldrough Hill, Rockcastle County and Bowling Green, Warren County.
Company C - Many men mustered in from Muldrough Hill, Rockcastle County , and Louisville, Jefferson County
Company D - Many men mustered in from Muldrough Hill, Rockcastle County .
Company E - Many men mustered in from Muldrough Hill, Rockcastle County and Greenupsburg, Greenup County
Company F - Many men mustered in from Muldrough Hill, Rockcastle County .
Company G - Many men mustered in from Muldrough Hill, Rockcastle County . and Louisville, Jefferson County .
Company H - Many men mustered in from Muldrough Hill, Rockcastle County and Louisville, Jefferson County .
Company I - Many men mustered in from Muldrough Hill, Rockcastle County and Louisville, Jefferson County, and Greenupsburg, Greenup County .
Company J - Many men mustered in from Muldrough Hill, Rockcastle County . and Louisville, Jefferson County .
Company K - Many men mustered in from Camp Wood, Hart County .
Company L – Many men mustered in from Camp Wood, Hart County , Louisville, Jefferson County and Greenupsburg, Greenup County .
Company M - Many men mustered in from Louisville, Jefferson County , Covington, Kenton County and London, Laurel 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 1,704 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.
  • Castleman, John Breckinridge. Active service. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082407

References

  1. 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, pg. 63. Printed by authority of the Legislature of Kentucky. (FHL US/ CAN 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. 63. FHL US/CAN book 976.9 M2r

 

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