47th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Mounted Infantry

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47th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Infantry
Active October 5, 1863, to April 12, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Mounted infantry
Engagements Battle of Cynthiana

The 47th Kentucky Volunteer Mounted Infantry Regiment was a mounted infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 47th Kentucky Mounted Infantry was organized at Camp Nelson and Irvine, Kentucky, mustered in for one year in January 1864 under the command of Colonel Andrew H. Clark.

The regiment was attached to District of North Central Kentucky, 1st Division, XXIII Corps, Department of the Ohio, to January 1864. District of Southwest Kentucky, 1st Division, XXIII Corps, to April 1864. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, District of Kentucky, 5th Division, XXIII Corps, to July 1864. Camp Nelson, Kentucky, District and Department of Kentucky to April 1865.

Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H of the 47th Kentucky Mounted Infantry mustered out of service at Lexington, Kentucky, on December 26, 1864; Companies I and K mustered out of service on April 12, 1865.

Detailed service[edit]

Scout and patrol duty in eastern Kentucky until June 1864. Operations against Morgan May 31-June 20. Mt. Sterling, Ky., June 9. Keller's Bridge, near Cynthiana, June 11. Cynthiana June 12. Duty at Camp Nelson, Ky., and on line of Kentucky Central Railroad until April 1865.


The regiment lost a total of 73 men during service; 1 enlisted man killed or mortally wounded, 4 officers and 68 enlisted men died of disease.


  • Colonel Andrew H. Clark

See also[edit]


  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
  • 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.