3rd Regiment, Kansas Infantry
The organization of the 3rd Regiment, Kansas Infantry was not completed. It was consolidated with the 4th Kansas Infantry to form the 10th Kansas Infantry April 3, 1862.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 3rd Regiment Infantry, (accessed 23 March 2012).
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
The 3rd Regiment consisted of companies in Atchison and Doniphan, Linn, Bourbon and Cherokee counties. 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.
- Roll of the officers and enlisted men of the Third, Fourth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Kansas Volunteers, 1861. Family History Library
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Kansas 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.
- Kansas in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Kansas, 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.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 8 December 2010).