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The 1st Regiment, Indiana Cavalry was organized at Evansville, Indiana, and mustered in August 20, 1861. After service in various areas, it was ordered back to Indiana June, 1865, and mustered out July 3, 1865 at Indianapolis, Indiana.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 1st Regiment Cavalry, (accessed 26 May 2012).
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.
- Officer with Staff - see Roster
- Company A - many men from Vanderburg County - see Roster on page 630
- Company A - Re-Organized men - from Spencer, Gibson, Posey,Pike, Perry, and Warrick counties - see Roster on page 651
- Company B - many men from Vanderburg County - see Roster on page 632
- Company B - Re-Organized men - from Posey, Gibson,Warrick, Marison, and Vanderburgh counties - see Roster on page 653
- Company C - many men from Posey County - see Roster on page 633
- Company D - many men from Posey County - see Roster on page 636
- Company E - many men from Crawford County - see Roster on page 636
- Company F - many men from Spencer County - see Roster on page 637
- Company G - many men from Warrick County - see Roster on page 639
- Company H - many men from Posey County - see Roster on page 640
- Company I - many men from Vigo County - see Roster on page 641
- Company K - many men from Marion County - see Roster on page 643
- Company L - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 645
- Company M - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 646
- Unassigned Recruits - see Roster on page 648
- Unassigned Recruits - Re- Organized - see Roster on page 654
The list of companies with their counties and their rosters are on the 28th Indiana Regiment / 1st Indiana Cavalry web site. (accessed 17 Jan 2011)
- Indiana State Digital Achives for Civil War can be searched by soldier's name (accessed 1 May 2011)
- 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 ‘Indiana 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.
- Indiana in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Indiana, 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.
- The Civil War Archive (accessed 23 Dec 2010) Brief history of the 1st Regiments, Indiana Cavalry
- Wikipedia (accessed 23 Dec 2010) article on the 1st Regiment, Indiana Cavalry.
- Union Army Regimental History Index (accessed 14 Dec 2010) Index Of Regimental Histories: Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry, and other units, states Alabama to Indiana
- 1st Indiana Cavalry Regiment, Company I & K (accessed 20 Dec 2010) timeline
- ↑ National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
- ↑ H. C. Bradsby, History of Vigo County, Indiana , "War" Chapter 30, page 557(Evansville, Indiana: Unigraphic, 1969 )977.245 H2 FHLCollection Internet Archive; Web Site
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