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Brief History

On the 9th July, 1864, the 10th had a severe engagement on the north bank of the Chattahoochee River, engaging single-handed and alone, a brigade of the enemy and holding them in check until reinforcements arrived. The 10th performed its whole duty and has at times maintained the proud reputation of its State. It mustered out out of the U.S. service at Louisville, Kentucky, December 6th,1864. [1]

The 10th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry was organized at Lebanon, Kentucky, November 21, 1861. Attached to 2nd Brigade, Army of Ohio, to December, 1861. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Ohio, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Corps, Army of Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division (Centre), 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 14th Army Corps, to October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 14th Army Corps, to December, 1864. The regiment moved to Ringgold, Georgia, thence to Chattanooga, Tennessee, and duty there until November. It was ordered to Kentucky November 14. The regiment mustered out December 6, 1864.(Union)[2]

Company A - Many men mustered in from Lebanon, Marion County, Kentucky.
Company B - Many men mustered in from Lebanon, Marion County, Kentucky.
Company C - Many men mustered in from Lebanon, Marion County, Kentucky.
Company D - Many men mustered in from Lebanon, Marion County, Kentucky.
Company E - Many men mustered in from Lebanon, Marion County, Kentucky.
Company F - Many men mustered in from Lebanon, Marion County, Kentucky.
Company G - Many men mustered in from Lebanon, Marion County, Kentucky.
Company H - Many men mustered in from Lebanon, Marion County, Kentucky.
Company I - Many men mustered in from Lebanon, Marion County, Kentucky.
Company K - Many men mustered in from Lebanon, Marion County and Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.
The records for this Regiment's Companies are from the book "Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky" Vol. 1-1861-1866. [3]

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


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.



The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,561 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.
  • Belcher, Dennis W. The 10th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War: A History and Roster. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2009. FHL Book 976.9 M2bd.

References

  1. Kentucky. Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Vol. 1, 1861-1866, (Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Yeoman Office, 1866), Pg. 823. {{FHL|51081|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN book 976.9
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  3. Kentucky. Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Vol. 1, 1861-1866, (Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Yeoman Office, 1866).pg. pg. 840. FHL US/CAN book 976.9 M2r

 

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