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Brief History

The 1st Regiment, Nebraska Infantry was organized at Omaha June 11 to July 21 1862. The regiment was ordered mounted October 11, 1863, and its designation was changed to 1st Regiment, Nebraska Cavalry on November 6, 1863. [1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

For a brief history, see the Wikipedia.org article, 1st Regiment Nebraska Volunteer Infantry.


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.

Field and Staff Officers - Roster

Non-Commissioned Officers - Roster

Company A - many men from Cass County - Roster

Company B -  many men from Douglas CountyRoster

Company C - many men from Cheyenne County and Nemaha County - Roster

Company D - many men from Otoe County - Roster

Company E - many men from Douglas County - Roster

Company F - many men from Page County, Iowa - Roster

Company G - many men from Douglas County - Roster

Company H - many men from Otoe County and Douglas County - Roster

Company I - many men from Nebraska, Arkansas and Missouri - Roster

Company K - many men from Douglas County - Roster

Unassigned Recruits - Roster

Information about the companies and their officers came from Roster of Nebraska Volunteers from 1861-1869, by Nebraska. Adjutant General's Office, (Hastings, Nebraska: Wigton and Evans, State Printers, 1888).[2] Digital copy at Internet Archive.

Other Sources

Web Sites

  • 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 ‘Nebraska 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.
  • Nebraska in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Nebraska, 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.

Books

  • Scherneckau, August, Marching With The First Nebraska: a Civil War Dairy, (Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, c2007), 335 pages. FHL book 921.73 Sch28s
  • White, Frances E. History of Monitor Lodge U. D : with the First Regiment Nebraska Infantry (United States Volunteers), later the First Nebraska Cavalry (United States Volunteers) of the Civil War, from July 29th, 1863 to June 21st, 1866, (Microfiche of original published: Omaha: [s.n.], 1917. 34 p.), (Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, c1993). FHL Fiche 6118456

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011). See the entry for the 1st Regiment, Nebraska Cavalry.
  2. Nebraska. Adjutant General's Office, Roster of Nebraska Volunteers, from 1861 to 1869, (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993). Digital copy at Internet Archives. FHL Fiche 6118454
↑ ↑ National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System Service,
 

 

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