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Brief History

The 11th Kentucky Infantry was organized in December, 1861, at Calhoon, Kentucky, under Colonel P.B. Hawkins. The regiment participated in the battle of Shiloh and from that date on it was actively engaged and participated in all the early battles in Tennessee. They mustered out at Bowling Green Kentucky, December 16, 1864. New recruits and veterans were transferred to Company 1, of the 6th Veteran Cavalry. [1]

The 11th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry was organized at Camp Calhoun, Kentucky, December 9,1861. It was ordered to Louisville, Kentucky, November 14; thence to Bowling Green, Kentucky, and duty there until December. The regiment mustered out December 16, 1864.(Union)[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.

Company A - Many men mustered in from Calhoun, McLean County , Kentucky.
Company B -. Many men mustered in from Calhoun, McLean County and Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.
Company C – Many men mustered in from Calhoun, McLean County , Kentucky.
Company D – Many men mustered in from Calhoun, McLean County , Kentucky.
Company E – Many men mustered in from Calhoun, McLean County , Kentucky.
Company F - Many men mustered in from Calhoun, McLean County , Kentucky..
Company G - Many men mustered in from Calhoun, McLean County , Kentucky.
Company H – Many men mustered in from Calhoun, McLean County and Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.
Company I – Many men mustered in from Calhoun, McLean County and Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.
Company K – Many men mustered in from Calhoun, McLean County and Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.

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 1,541 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.
  • Duke, Basil Wilson. History of Morgan's Cavalry. (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1983), FHL film 1033973 Item 4 also on World Cat and (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082245
  • Wilson, William Michael. History of the Eleventh Kentucky Volunteer Infantry Regiment : Union Army. (Bowling Green, Kentucky : Landmark Association, c2006), FHL book 976.9 M2

References

  1. Kentucky. Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Vol. 1, 1861-1866, (Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Yeoman Office, 1866), Pg. 840. FHL US/CAN book 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. 840. FHL US/CAN book 976.9 M2r

 

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