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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
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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 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 Georgetown, [[Scott County, Kentucky|Scott County]] and Lexington, [[Fayette County, Kentucky|Fayette County]], Kentucky.<br>Company B - Many men mustered in from Carlisle, [[Nicholas County, Kentucky|Nicholas County]], Kentucky.<br>Company C - Many men mustered in from Lexington, [[Fayette County, Kentucky|Fayette County]], Kentucky.<br>Company D - Many men mustered in from Kentucky. (No towns or counties listed)<br>Company E - Many men mustered in from Bowling Green, [[Warren County, Kentucky|Warren County]] and Lexington, [[Fayette County, Kentucky|Fayette County]], Kentucky<br>Company F - Many men mustered in from [[Bath County, Kentucky|Bath County]], Kentucky.<br>Company G - Many men mustered in from Lexington, [[Fayette County, Kentucky|Fayette County]], Kentucky.<br>Company H - Many men mustered in from [[Mason County, Kentucky|Mason County]]; [[Harrison County, Kentucky|Harrison County]] and [[Fleming County, Kentucky|Fleming <br>County]], Kentucky.<br>Company I - Many men mustered in from Corinth, [[Alcorn_County,_Mississippi|Alcorn County, Mississippi]]; Hartsville, [[Trousdale_County,_Tennessee|Trousdale County, Tennessee]] and [[Nelson County, Kentucky|Nelson County]], Kentucky.<br>Company K - Many men mustered in from Abingdon, [[Washington County, Virginia|Washington County, Virginia]]. <br>
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Company A - Many men mustered in from Georgetown, [[Scott County, Kentucky Genealogy|Scott County]] and Lexington, [[Fayette County, Kentucky Genealogy|Fayette County]], Kentucky.<br>Company B - Many men mustered in from Carlisle, [[Nicholas County, Kentucky Genealogy|Nicholas County]], Kentucky.<br>Company C - Many men mustered in from Lexington, [[Fayette County, Kentucky Genealogy|Fayette County]], Kentucky.<br>Company D - Many men mustered in from Kentucky. (No towns or counties listed)<br>Company E - Many men mustered in from Bowling Green, [[Warren County, Kentucky Genealogy|Warren County]] and Lexington, [[Fayette County, Kentucky Genealogy|Fayette County]], Kentucky<br>Company F - Many men mustered in from [[Bath County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bath County]], Kentucky.<br>Company G - Many men mustered in from Lexington, [[Fayette County, Kentucky Genealogy|Fayette County]], Kentucky.<br>Company H - Many men mustered in from [[Mason County, Kentucky Genealogy|Mason County]]; [[Harrison County, Kentucky Genealogy|Harrison County]] and [[Fleming County, Kentucky Genealogy|Fleming <br>County]], Kentucky.<br>Company I - Many men mustered in from Corinth, [[Alcorn_County,_Mississippi|Alcorn County, Mississippi]]; Hartsville, [[Trousdale_County,_Tennessee|Trousdale County, Tennessee]] and [[Nelson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Nelson County]], Kentucky.<br>Company K - Many men mustered in from Abingdon, [[Washington County, Virginia|Washington County, Virginia]]. <br>  
 
 
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 1,376 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=CKY0006RC Roster].
 
The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 1,376 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=CKY0006RC Roster].
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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).<br>
 
*[[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>
  
*National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ 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. <br>
  
 
*[[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>
 
*[[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>

Latest revision as of 14:56, 5 January 2018

Brief History[edit | edit source]

9th Cavalry Kentucky Volunteers, Confederate States Army, also called the 4th Kentucky Mounted Rifles. This regiment was consolidated from the battalions of both, Major W. C. P. Breckinridge and Lieutenant Colonel Robert C. Stoner. The Battalions consisted of five companies each and were recruited in Central and Northern Kentucky during the occupation of the state by General Bragg and Kirby Smith, in September and October, 1862.

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.

Company A - Many men mustered in from Georgetown, Scott County and Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.
Company B - Many men mustered in from Carlisle, Nicholas County, Kentucky.
Company C - Many men mustered in from Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.
Company D - Many men mustered in from Kentucky. (No towns or counties listed)
Company E - Many men mustered in from Bowling Green, Warren County and Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
Company F - Many men mustered in from Bath County, Kentucky.
Company G - Many men mustered in from Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.
Company H - Many men mustered in from Mason County; Harrison County and Fleming
County
, Kentucky.
Company I - Many men mustered in from Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi; Hartsville, Trousdale County, Tennessee and Nelson County, Kentucky.
Company K - Many men mustered in from Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,376 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 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.

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