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2nd Regiment Kentucky Veteran Cavalry History

The 2nd Kentucky Cavalry veteranized at Bridgeport, Alabama, February 7th, 1864, after which it was assigned to General Kilpatrick’s Division and participated in all the engagements incident to the Atlanta campaign. This regiment was one of the veteran organizations selected to accompany General Sherman on his celebrated march from “Atlanta to the sea.” It was mustered out at Lexington, North Carolina, July 17th, 1865.

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- Muldrough Hill, Rockcastle County; Louisville, Jefferson County and Camp Wood, Hart County.

Company B - Many men mustered in from Louisville, Jefferson County and Muldrough Hill, Rockcastle County.

Company C - Many men mustered in from Louisville,Jefferson County and Muldrough Hill, Rockcastle County.

Company D -.- Many men mustered in from Louisville, Jefferson County and Camp Ward, Green County.

Company G - Many men mustered in from Camp Nevin, Hardin County.

Company H - Many men mustered in from Louisville, Jefferson County and Bowling Green, Warren County.

Company I - Many men mustered in from Louisville, Jefferson County; Camp Wood, Hart County and Camp Muldrough, Hardin County.

Company K - Many men mustered in from Louisville, Jefferson County and Camp Wood, Hart County.

Company L - Many men mustered in from Louisville, Jefferson County and Camp Wood, Hart County.

The records for this Regiment's Companies are from the book, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Vol. 2-1861-1866.[1]

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. Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Vol. 2, 1861-1866, (Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Yeoman Office, 1866), pg. 537. FHL US/CAN book 976.9 M2r

 

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