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Brief History

The 9th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry was organized at Fort Leavenworth by consolidation of Independent Battalions, Squadrons and Detachments originally formed for other Regiments March 27, 1862. Men from Allen, Johnson and Shawnee counties enlisted in this regiment.

Company "A" organized as Company "D," 8th Kansas, September 13 to October 14, 1861.
Company "B" as Company "H," 8th Kansas, September 21 to November 20, 1861.
Company "C" as Company "C," 3rd Kansas, July 24, 1861.
Company "D" as Company "D," 1st Battalion Cavalry, October 19, 1861, to January 16, 1862.
Company "E" as Company "E" 1st Battalion Cavalry, October 19, 1861, to January 16, 1862.
Company "F" organized as Home Guard October 19, 1861, to January 16, 1862, and on scout and patrol duty at Paola.
Company "G" for 1st Battalion Cavalry September 9, 1861, to January 16, 1862.
Company "H" for 1st Battalion Cavalry October 22, 1861.
Company "I" mustered in March 6, 1862.
Company "K" mustered in July 11, 1862.
Company "L" mustered in May 2, 1863.
Company "M" mustered in June 11 to August 2, 1863.

The regiment mustered out July 17, 1865.[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.

9th Kansas Cavalry Rosters

Field and Staff Officers
Non-Commissioned Staff
Company A - Many men fromOsborne County, Douglas County
Company B - Many men from Douglas County, Lyon County
Company C - Many men from Douglas County
Company D - Many men from Allen County and Douglas County
Company E - Many men from Allen County
Company F - Many men from Woodson County
Company G - Many men from Allen County
Company H
Company I
Company K - Many men from Marshall County and Riley County
Company L - Many men from Morris County, and Leavenworth County
Company M - Many men from Allen County
New Company A
New Company B - Many men from Allen County and Lyon County
New Company C
New Company D

Index

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,280 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.

References

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

 

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