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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
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The 17th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry was organized at Russellsville, Kentucky, April 25, 1865. It was assigned to duty at Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and in Southern Kentucky, along Louisville &amp; Nashville Railroad. The regiment was mustered out September 20, 1865.<ref>National Park Service, [https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>  
 
The 17th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry was organized at Russellsville, Kentucky, April 25, 1865. It was assigned to duty at Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and in Southern Kentucky, along Louisville &amp; Nashville Railroad. The regiment was mustered out September 20, 1865.<ref>National Park Service, [https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>  
  
For more information on the history of this unit, see:<br>
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For more information on the history of this unit, see:
  
*The Civil War Archive section, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unkycav.htm#17thcav 17th Regiment Cavalry], (accessed 29 June 2012).<br>
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*The Civil War Archive section, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unkycav.htm#17thcav 17th Regiment Cavalry], (accessed 29 June 2012).
*The Wikipedia article, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/17th_Regiment_Kentucky_Volunteer_Cavalry 17th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry], (accessed 29 June 2012).<br>
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*The Wikipedia article, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/17th_Regiment_Kentucky_Volunteer_Cavalry 17th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry], (accessed 29 June 2012).
 
 
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=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
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*Company M - Many men mustered in from Bowling Green, [[Warren County, Kentucky Genealogy|Warren County]]; Louisville, [[Jefferson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Jefferson County]] and Russellville, [[Logan County, Kentucky Genealogy|Logan County]], Kentucky.<br>
 
*Company M - Many men mustered in from Bowling Green, [[Warren County, Kentucky Genealogy|Warren County]]; Louisville, [[Jefferson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Jefferson County]] and Russellville, [[Logan County, Kentucky Genealogy|Logan County]], Kentucky.<br>
  
The records for this Regiment's Companies are from the book, ''Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky'', Vol. 1-1861-1866.<ref>; Kentucky. Adjutant General, ''Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky'', Vol. 1, 1861-1866, (Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Yeoman Office, 1866), pg. 423. {{FHL|51081|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN book 976.9 M2r}}</ref> <br>
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The records for this Regiment's Companies are from the book, ''Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky'', Vol. 1-1861-1866.<ref>; Kentucky. Adjutant General, ''Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky'', Vol. 1, 1861-1866, (Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Yeoman Office, 1866), pg. 423. {{FHL|51081|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN book 976.9 M2r}}</ref>  
 
 
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 1,943 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UKY0017RC Roster].
 
The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 1,943 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UKY0017RC Roster].
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=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== Other Sources  ===
  
*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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).<br>
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*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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, [https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm 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. <br>
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*National Park Service, [https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm 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|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. <br>
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*[[Kentucky in the Civil War|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|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. <br>
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*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|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  ===
 
=== References  ===

Latest revision as of 21:30, 4 January 2018

Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 17th Kentucky Cavalry organized in the winter of 1864-5. Part of the Regiment mustered into U.S. service, December, 1864 in Russellville, Kentucky, part at Owensboro, Kentucky, in April,1865; the remainder at Louisville, Kentucky, in January, February, and March. Lead by Thos. W. Campbell and later Saml. F. Johnson. The regiment did good service in the southern part of the state and along the railroads guarding the great military thoroughfare. [1]

The 17th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry was organized at Russellsville, Kentucky, April 25, 1865. It was assigned to duty at Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and in Southern Kentucky, along Louisville & Nashville Railroad. The regiment was mustered out September 20, 1865.[2]

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

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]

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 records for this Regiment's Companies are from the book, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Vol. 1-1861-1866.[3]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,943 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

  • 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, Part 1 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[edit | edit source]

  1. Kentucky. Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Vol. 1, 1861-1866, (Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Yeoman Office, 1866), Pg.423. 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. 1, 1861-1866, (Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Yeoman Office, 1866), pg. 423. FHL US/CAN book 976.9 M2r