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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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All 1st Units

  • 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.
  • 1st Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Confederate)
    Organized during the summer of 1861 for a one year term of enlistment. In August the 1st (Duncan's) Kentucky Battalion merged into the regiment. In April 1862, it was placed in D.R. Jones' Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia.
    When its term of service ended, it disbanded.
    The field officers were Colonel Thomas H. Taylor, Lieutenant Colonels Edward Crossland and William P. Johnston, and Major Benjamin Anderson.

All 2nd Units

  • 2nd Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Confederate)
    Organized in August, 1861, at Camp Boone, Tennessee, and became part of the Orphan Brigade or Louisville Legion. The men were from the counties of Hickman, Fayette, Bullitt, Jefferson, Graves, Franklin, Harrison, Scott, Owen, Bourbon, and Anderson.
    On April 26, 1865, it surrendered with the Army of Tennessee.
    The field officers were Colonels Roger W. Hanson, James M. Hawes, Robert A. Johnston, and James W. Moss; Lieutenant Colonels James W. Hewitt and Philip Lee; and Majors William P. Johnston and Harvey McDowell.
  • 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.

All 3rd Units

  • 3rd Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate)
    Also called 1st or 10th Battalion]
    Organized during the late summer of 1862.
    Surrendered at Bowling Green, Kentucky, in April, 1865.
    The field officers were Lieutenant Colonel E.F. Clay, and Majors P.M. Everett and J.B. Holladay.
  • 3rd Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Confederate)
    Organized during July 1861, at Camp Boone, Tennessee. Many of the men had previous service in the Kentucky State Guard. During the spring of 1864 the regiment was mounted.
    Surrender on May 4, 1865.
    The field officers were Colonels Gustavus A.C. Holt, Albert P. Thompson, and Lloyd Tilghman; Lieutenant Colonels Benjamin Anderson, T.T. Barnett, and Alfred Johnston; and Majors James H. Bowman, William P. Johnston, and Al. McGoodwin.
  • 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.

Units 4th through 7th

  • 4th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Confederate)
    Organized at Bowling Green, Kentucky, in September, 1861.
    Few surrendered on April 26, 1865.
    The field officers were Colonels Joseph P. Nuckols, Jr. and Robert P. Trabue; Lieutenant Colonels John A. Adair, Andrew R. Hynes, and Thomas W. Thompson; and Majors Joseph H. Millett, Thomas B. Munroe, Jr., and John B. Rogers
  • 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 Mounted Infantry (Confederate)
    Assembled during the late summer of 1861, included Freeman's Kentucky Infantry Battalion. Its members were raised in the counties of Pendleton, Breathitt, Morgan, Magoffin, Bath, Owen, Grant, Jessamine, Henderson, Harrison, Shelby, and Franklin. Being a twelve-month unit, when it became time to reenlist some of its members refused and were transferred to the 9th Kentucky Regiment. Later men of the 5th did reenlist for the duration of the war. It became part of the Orphan Brigade or Louisville Legion.
    Surrendered on April 26, 1865.
    Its field officers were Colonels Hiram Hawkins, Andrew J. May, and John S. Williams; Lieutenant Colonels John W. Caldwell and George W. Conner' and Majors Richard Hawes and William Mynheir.
  • 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 Mounted Infantry (Confederate)
    Organized at Cave City, Kentucky, in November, 1861, and included in Cofer's 1st Kentucky Infantry Battalion. Its members were raised in the counties of Nelson, Spencer, Hardin, Franklin, Barren, Green, Allen, Anderson, Bullitt, and Simpson. It became part of the Orphan Brigade or Louisville Legion. In the fall of 1864 the unit was mounted.
    Surrendered with the Army of Tennessee on April 26, 1865.
    The field officers were Colonels Martin H. Cofer and Joseph H. Lewis, Lieutenant Colonel William L. Clarke, and Majors Thomas H. Hays and George W. Maxson.
  • 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.
  • 7th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Confederate)
    Assembled in September, 1861, at Camp Burnett, near Clinton, Kentucky, with men from the western section of the state. During the spring of 1864.
    Surrendered on May 4, 1865.
    The field officers were Colonels Edward Crossland and Charles Wickliffe, Lieutenant Colonels William D. Lannom and L.J. Sherrill, and Majors H.S.Hale and W.J.N. Welborn.
  • 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.

Units 8th through 10th

  • 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
  • 8th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Confederate)
    Organized in September, 1861, at Camp Boone, Tennessee. The unit was captured at Fort Donelson, and of the 312 engaged, 99 were killed or wounded. After being exchanged it was attached to Tilghman's and Buford's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. During the spring of 1864 the regiment was mounted and assigned to General Lyon's Brigade.
    Later it skirmished in Alabama and surrendered in May, 1865.
    The field officers were Colonels Henry C. Burnett and Hylan B. Lyon, Lieutenant Colonel A.R. Shacklett, and Majors Jabez Bingham and R.W. Henry.
  • 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.
  • 9th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Confederate)
    [Also called 5th (Hunt's) Regiment] was organized at Russellville, Kentucky, during the fall of 1861. The men were recruited in the counties of Logan, Jefferson, Nelson, Harrison, Ohio, and Scott. During the fall of 1864 it was mounted.
    Only a remnant surredered with the Army of Tennessee.
    The field officers were Colonels John W. Caldwell and Thomas H. Hunt; Lieutenant Colonels Alexander Casseday, Robert A. Johnston, and J.C. Wickliffe; and Major Ben Desha.
  • 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.

Units 11th through 14th

  • 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.

 

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