2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Woodward's). (Confederate)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
This company was formed from a battalion composed almost entirely of Kentuckians who were enlisted by Lieutenant Colonel T. G. Woodward for 12 months. When ordered to be mustered in the Confederate service for 3 years, almost all declined.
Roll dated January 12, 1864, Tunnel Hill: Left camp about September 1st, near Cotton Port, East Tennessee, where we had been on picket duty: marched to Rome, Ga. And immediately back to Chattanooga, where we were engaged more or less every day with the enemy until after the general fight at Chickamauga.
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.
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.
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).