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Brief History This Company was organized at Prestonsburg, Ky., Sept., 1861 as company A, 1at Kentucky Cavalry, under Captain John Shawhan, who was promoted to Major, and was succeeded by H. V. Hauk. At the end of the first year all were discharged and reorganized as Company K of 9th Kentucky Cavalry, with James N. Fayser as Captain and this organization was kept to the close of the war.


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 Webster County, Kentucky.
Company B - Many men mustered in from Clarksville, Tennessee.
Company C - Many men mustered in from Union County, and Webster County, Kentucky.                Company C was mounted on horses taken from the enemy on that side of the Ohio. It drove the Federals from Caseyville, Kentucky, and captured several transports on the Ohio River.
Company D - Many men mustered in from Union County, Kentucky
Company E - Many men mustered in from Daviess County, Kentucky. Company E and H were with General Morgan in his last expedition to Kentucky,(in the winter of 1862-63), and returned with him.
Company F - Many men mustered in from Union County, Kentucky.
Company G - Many men mustered in from Clarksville, Tennessee.
Company H - Many men mustered in from Daviess County, and Union County, Kentucky.                              Company E and H were with General Morgan in his last expedition to Kentucky,(in the winter of 1862-63), and returned with him.
Company I - Many men mustered in from Hopkins County, Kentucky.
Company K - Many men mustered in from Hopkins County, Kentucky.
Company L - Many men mustered in from Henderson County, Kentucky.


The records for this Regiment's Companies are from the book, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Vol. II-1861-65, Confederate Kentucky Volunteers War 1861-65. [1]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,033 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.

References

  1. Kentucky, Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, (Civil War, Confederate Vol. II, 1861-1865, Pg., 40-78. FHL US/CAN book 976.9 M2rc

 

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