4th Regiment, Kansas Infantry

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Brief History

The organization of the 4th Regiment, Kansas Infantry was not completed. It was consolidated with 3rd Kansas Infantry to form 10th Kansas Infantry April 3, 1862.[1]

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


Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The 4th Regiment consisted of the companies in Johnson, Pottawatomie, Marshall, Washington, Republic, Cloud, Shawnee, Wabaunsee and Osage 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.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 104 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • 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.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 10 December 2010).