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The information in this list of Kentucky Military Units comes from the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors web site (CWSS). That web site can also be searched by the name of a soldier.

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Units 1st through 2nd

  • 1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Helms') (Confederate)
    Organized during the late summer of 1861 and its companies were mustered into Confederate service in October.
    Because of its difficult service in Kentucky during September and October, 1862, it was reduced to a battalion and assigned to the 3rd Kentucky Cavalry.
    The field officers were Colonel Benjamin H. Helm; Lieutenant Colonels J.W. Griffith, H.C. Leavell, and Thomas G. Woodward; and Majors John W. Caldwell and N.R. Chambliss.
  • 2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Duke's) (Confederate)
    Organized during the summer of 1862 using Morgan's Kentucky Cavalry Squadron as its nucleus. The unit contained men from Kentucky, Texas, Mississippi, and Alabama.
    Many were captured in the conflict at Buffington Island on July 19 and the remaining part at New Lisbon on July 26, 1863. The regiment was not reorganized.
    Its field officers were Colonels Basil W. Duke and John H. Morgan, Lieutenant Colonels James W. Bowles and John B. Hutcheson, and Majors G.W. Morgan and T.B. Webber.
  • 2nd (Woodward's) Cavalry Regiment (Confederate)
    Organized in December, 1862, using Woodward's Kentucky Cavalry Battalion as its nucleus.
    Served in various locations, then in the defense of Savannah and the campaign of the Carolinas. On April 26, 1865, it surrendered.
    Its commanders were Colonel Thomas G. Woodward and Major Thomas W. Lewis.

Units 3rd through 6th

  • 3rd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)
    Organized during the summer of 1862. In October the 1st Kentucky Cavalry Regiment merged into this command and at times was called the 1st (3rd) Kentucky Cavalry.
    Surrendered with the Army of Tennessee in April, 1865.
    The field commanders were Colonel J.R. Butler, Lieutenant Colonels Jack Allen and Jacob W. Griffith, and Major J.Q. Chenoweth.
  • 4th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)
    During the spring of 1865 4th Cavalry Regiment was formed at Salyersville, Kentucky.
    In October, 1862. it disbanded.
    The field officers were Colonel Henry L. Giltner, Lieutenant Colonel Moses T. Pryor, and Major Nathan Parker.
  • 5th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)
    Organized during the summer of 1862 with men recruited in the central section of Kentucky.
    Many were captured at Buffington Island on July 19 and the remaining part at New Lisbon on July 26, 1863. The regiment was not reorganized.
    Its commanders were Colonel D. Howard Smith, Lieutenant Colonels Churchill G. Campbell and Preston Thomson, and Major Thomas Y. Brent, Jr
  • 6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)
    Organized during the summer of 1862 with men from the central and eastern section of Kentucky.
    Most of its members were captured at Buffington Island on July 19 and the remaining part at New Lisbon on July 26, 1863. The regiment was not reorganized.
    Its commanders were Colonel J. Warren Grigsby, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas W. Napier, and Major William G. Bullitt.

Units 7th through 14th

  • 7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)
    Organized in September, 1862, using Gano's Texas Cavalry Battalion as its nucleus.
    Most of its men were captured at Buffington Island on July 19, and the rest at New Lisbon on July 26, 1863. The regiment was not reorganized.
  • 7th Cavalry Regiment (Confederate)
    Organized in September, 1862, using Gano's Texas Cavalry Battalion as its nucleus.
    Most of its men were captured at Buffington Island on July 19, and the rest at New Lisbon on July 26, 1863. The regiment was not reorganized.
    Colonel Richard M. Gano, Lieutenant Colonel J.M. Huffman, and Major Theophilus Steele were in command.
  • 8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)
    Formed during the late summer of 1862 and mustered into Confederate service in September.
    Most of the men were captured at Buffington Island on July 19 and a remnant at New Lisbon on July 26, 1863. The 8th was not reorganized.
    Its commanders were Colonel R.S. Cluke, Lieutenant Colonel Cicero Coleman, and Major Robert S. Bullock
  • 9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)
    9th Cavalry Regiment [also called 4th Mounted Rifles] was organized in December, 1862, by consolidating Breckinridge's and Stoner's Kentucky Cavalry Battalions.
    A detachment surrendered with the Army of Tennessee, but the main part of the unit escorted President Davis southward and surrendered in May, 1865.
    Colonel William C.P. Breckinridge, Lieutenant Colonel Robert G. Stoner, and Majors John P. Austin and William E. Jones were in command.
  • 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Diamond's) (Confederate)
    Formed during the fall of 1863 using May's Kentucky Mounted Battalion as its nucleus. It contained men from Kentucky and Virginia.
    In the spring of 1865 it disbanded.
    The field officers were Colonels George R. Diamond, Andrew J. May, and Edwin Trimble, and Major William R. Lee.
  • 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Johnson's) (Confederate)
    Organized behind Federal lines during the spring and summer of 1863. Many of its members were recruited in Oldham and Crittenden counties.
    A detachment surrendered at Paducah, Kentucky, in May, 1865.
    Colonel Adam R. Johnson, Lieutenant Colonel R.M. Martin, and Major Washington G. Owen were in command
  • 11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)
    Organized in Madison County, Kentucky, with 410 officers and men. Many of its members were raised in Webster, Madison, and Hopkins counties.
    Most of the men were captured at Buffington Island on July 19 and some at New Lisbon on July 26, 1863. The unit was not reorganized.
    Colonels David W. Chenault and Joseph T. Tucker, and Lieutenant Colonel James B. McCreary were its commanders.
  • 12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)
    [Also called 1st Kentucky and Tennessee Regiment] organized and mustered into Confederate service at Verona, Mississippi, in September, 1863.
    During March, 1865, merged into the 8th Kentucky Infantry (Mounted) Regiment.
    Commanded by Colonel W.W. Faulkner, Lieutenant Colonel W.D. Lannom, and Majors John M. Malone and Thomas S. Tate, Jr.
  • 13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)
    [Also called 10th and 11th Regiment Mounted Infantry] assembled at Abingdon, Virginia.
    Served in various locations, and on April 27, 1865, surrendered at Louisa, Kentucky.
    The field officers were Colonel Benjamin E. Caudill, Lieutenant Colonel D.J. Caudill, and Major John T. Chenoweth.

Units A through Z


 

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