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The 5th Regiment, Kansas Infantry had two Companies organized at Fort Scott and was attached to Lane's Kansas Brigade. The regiment had operations in September and October 1861. It was discontinued and merged into other organizations.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 5th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 23 March 2012).
Members of the company were consolidated with recruits from the 3rd Kansas Infantry and 4th Kansas Infantry (both of which failed to complete organization) to form the 10th Kansas Infantry . Wikipedia
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
The 5th Regiment consited of the companies in Brown Clay, Geary, Dickinson, Saline, Ottawa, Anderson, Allen, Neosho, Wilson, Woodson and Coffey counties. 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.
- 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.
- This page was last modified on 23 March 2012, at 18:05.
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