28th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)

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The 28th Kentucky Infantry was organized in the fall of 1861 at New haven, Kentucky, under Col. Wm. P. Boone, and was mustered into the United States service October 8th, 1861, at New Haven, Kentucky. This regiment was raised under the call of the State for 40,000 volunteers for United States service. Colonel Boon was much exposed during the winter of 1864, while commanding cavalry and mounted infantry at Chattanooga, Tennessee and was reluctantly compelled to resign on account of disability by exposure, on June 28, 1864. The regiment veteranized on the 7th of May under Col. J. Rowan, Boone rejoined the army of the Cumberland in Georgia.[1]

Organized at Louisville and New Haven, Ky., October 10, 1861, to May 9, 1862. Mustered out December 14, 1865. [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 Louisville, Jefferson County.
Company B - Many men mustered in from New Haven, Nelson County.
Company C - Many men mustered in from New Haven, Nelson County.
Company D - Many men mustered in from New Haven, Nelson County.
Company E - Many men mustered in from New Haven, Nelson County.
Company F - Many men mustered in from New Haven, Nelson County.
Company G - Many men mustered in from New Haven, Nelson County.
Company H - Many men mustered in from New Haven, Nelson County.
Company I - Many men mustered in from New Haven, Nelson 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 1,452 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. Kentucky. Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Vol. 2, 1861-1866, (Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Yeoman Office, 1866), pg. 285. FHL US/CAN book 976.9 M2r
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  3. Kentucky. Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Vol. 2, 1861-1866, (Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Yeoman Office, 1866), pg. 285. FHL US/CAN book 976.9 M2r