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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.  
 
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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 7th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry assembled in September, 1861, at Camp Burnett, near Clinton, Kentucky, with men from the western section of the state. It surrendered on May 4, 1865.[1]

The field officers were Colonels Edward Crossland and Charles Wickliffe, Lieutenant Colonels William D. Lannom and L.J. Sherrill, and Majors H.S.Hale and W.J.N. Welborn.[1]

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 - Captain Jim Pritle[2]


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, 1861-1865 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.
  • Henry, George A. History of the 3d, 7th, 8th, and 12th Kentucky C.S.A. Louisville, Ky.: C.T. Dearing Print. Co., 1911. Digital version at Ancestry ($); FHL Fiche 6082402 (3 fiche).

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.01.1 National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. George, Henry, History of the 3d, 7th, 8th and 12th Kentucky C.S.A., (Lyndon, Kentucky: Mull-Wathen Historic Press, 1911), page 29.