15th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry

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15th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry
Active October 1862 to October 29, 1863
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Cavalry

The 15th Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry Regiment was a cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[edit]

The 15th Kentucky Cavalry was organized at Owensboro, Kentucky and mustered in for one year under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Gabriel Netter.

The regiment was attached to District of Columbus, Kentucky, Department of the Tennessee, to November 1862. District of Columbus, Kentucky, XIII Corps, Department of the Tennessee, to January 1863. District of Columbus, Kentucky, XVI Corps, to August 1863. Detached Brigade, District of Columbus, Kentucky, 6th Division, XVI Corps, to October 1863.

The 15th Kentucky Cavalry mustered out of service beginning October 6, 1863 and ending October 29, 1863.

Detailed service[edit]

Garrison duty at Paducah, Kentucky, and at various points in District of Columbus until October 1863. Scout from Fort Heiman into Tennessee May 26-June 2, 1863 (Companies A and D). Spring Creek, Tennessee, June 29. Lexington, Tennessee, June 29. Expedition from Clifton in pursuit of Biffle's, Forrest's and Newsome's Cavalry July 22–27. Expedition from Paducah, Kentucky, to McLemoresville, Tennessee, September 20–30.

Casualties[edit]

The regiment lost a total of 58 men during service; 1 officer and 2 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 54 enlisted men died of disease.

Commanders[edit]

  • Lieutenant Colonel Gabriel Netter

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
Attribution
  • This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co.