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Brief History

The 48th Regiment Kentucky Volunteers was enlisted principally from the counties of Trigg, Lyon, Livingston, Crittenden, Union, Christian, Caldwell, Muhlenburg, Breckinridge, and Grayson and was organized and mustered into service at Princeton, Kentucky, by Charles H. Fletcher, Captain 13th United states Infantry on the 26th of October, 1863. The Regiment was raised for special service in Kentucky to serve as a mounted force to aid in preventing raids and to clear the State of guerrillas. The term of service ended 26th October, 1864; but was kept under marching orders until 19th December owing to the active campaign of Confederates under Hood against Nashville, Tennessee. It was mustered out by C. A. Wainwright.[1]

Organized at Princeton, Ky., October 26, 1863. Mustered out December 19, 1864.[2]

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.

Company A - Many men mustered in from Princeton, Caldwell County.
Company B - Many men mustered in from Princeton, Caldwell County.
Company C - Many men mustered in from Princeton, Caldwell County.
Company D - Many men mustered in from Princeton, Caldwell County.
Company E - Many men mustered in from Princeton, Caldwell County.
Company F - Many men mustered in from Princeton, Caldwell County.
Company G - Many men mustered in from Princeton, Caldwell County.
Company H - Many men mustered in from Princeton, Caldwell County.
Company I - Many men mustered in from Princeton, Caldwell County.
Company K - Many men mustered in from Princeton, Caldwell County.

The records for this Regiment's Companies are from the book, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Vol. 2-1861-1866.[3]


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,236 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. Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Vol. 2, 1861-1866, (Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Yeoman Office, 1866), pg. 448-490. FHL US/CAN book 976.9 M2r
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  3. Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Vol. 2, 1861-1866, (Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Yeoman Office, 1866), pg. 448-490. FHL US/CAN book 976.9 M2r

 

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