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Brief History

Note--This regiment was organized thoroughly, but 52 men of the 410 were armed and 205 had horses. On the 22nd of June, 1863, they were attacked by five companies of the 35th Kentucky U.S. Cavalry, Colonel Hallis and Lieutenant, William Dowall were killed, eight men wounded and six men captured and the battalion put to flight, who subsequently joined other commands. This was the end of the 11th Kentucky Cavalry as an organization. (signed) Frank A. Owen.[1]

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 Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky.
Company B - Many men mustered in from Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky.
Company C - Many men mustered in from Clark County, Kentucky.
Company D - Many men mustered in from Estill County, Kentucky.
Company E - Many men mustered in from Madison County, Kentucky.
Company F - Many men mustered in from Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky.
Company G - Many men mustered in from Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky.
Company H - Many men mustered in from Richmond, Madison County and Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky.
Company I - Only the Officers were listed they were killed in battle or prison.
Company K - Only the Officers were listed they were killed in battle or listed as a prisoner of war.

The records for this Regiment's Companies are from the book, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Vol. II, Confederate Kentucky Volunteers War 1861-65.[2]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 744 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, Civil War Vol. II Confederate Kentucky Volunteers War 1861-65 Pg.75 and 95-99. Printed by Authority of the Legislature of Kentucky Copyright 1980 Cook and McDowell Publications FHL US/CAN book 976.9 M2rc
  2. Kentucky. Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Civil War Vol. II Confederate Kentucky Volunteers War 1861-65, Printed by Authority of the Legislature of Kentucky Copyright 1980 Cook and McDowell Publications FHL US/CAN book 976.9 M2rc

 

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