11th Regiment, Kansas Infantry
The 11th Regiment, Kansas Infantry was organized at Camp Lyon near Fort Leavenworth August 29 to September 14, 1862. The regiment mounted, and its designation was changed to 11th Kansas Cavalry April, 1863.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 11th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 23 March 2012)
- The Wikipedia article, 11th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Infantry, (accessed 27 June 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. Men from Brown, Leavenworth, Lyon, Nemaha and Shawnee counties enlisted in this Regiment.
National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed December 2010).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed December 2010).