Battle Unit Details

UNION KENTUCKY VOLUNTEERS

6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry

Overview:
Organized in Central Kentucky July to October, 1862. Munday's 1st Battalion Cavalry assigned as Companies "A," "B," "C," "D" and "E." Attached to District of Central Kentucky to October, 1862. District of Louisville, Ky., Dept. Ohio, to November, 1862. District Central Kentucky, Dept. Ohio, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division Cavalry, Army of the Cumberland, to July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to November, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to January, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Middle Division Mississippi, and District of Middle Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to September, 1865.

Service:
Skirmish Flat Lick August 17 (Detachment). Skirmish at Slaughterville, Ky., September 3, 1862 (Detachment) Mumfordsville September 20-21 (Detachment). Pursuit of Bragg through Kentucky October 1-22. 1st Battalion to Litchfield and skirmish with Bragg. 2nd Battalion to Bardstown and skirmish with Wheeler. 3rd Battalion to Stanford. 1st Battalion ordered to Louisa, Ky., November 14, thence to Mt. Sterling, Ky., December 9. Regiment concentrated at Lebanon, Ky., December, 1862. Operations against Morgan December 22, 1862, to January 2, 1863. Near Huntington December 27. Parker's Mills on Elk Fork December 28. Affair Springfield December 30 (Detachment). Muldraugh's Hill near New Market December 31. Ordered to Nashville, Tenn., January 30, thence to Franklin, Tenn., and duty there till June. Expedition from Franklin to Columbia March 8-12. Thompson's Station March 9. Rutherford Creek March 10-11. Near Thompson's Station March 23. Little Harpeth River March 25. Near Franklin March 31. Franklin April 27. Thompson's Station May 2. Moved to Triune June 2-4. Franklin June 4. Triune June 9. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. University Depot July 4. Expedition to Huntsville July 13-22. Expedition to Athens, Ala., August 2-8. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Alpine, Ga., September 5. Summerville September 6-7 and 10. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Buell's Ford September 28. Operations against Wheeler and Roddy September 30-October 17. At Caperton's Ferry till January, 1864. Lafayette, Ga., December 12, 1863. Ringgold December 13. Scout to Lafayette December 21-23. Regiment veteranize January, 1864, and Veterans on furlough till March. Near Chattanooga, Tenn., till May. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September. Guarding railroad in rear of the army at Wauhatchie, Lafayette, Calhoun, Dalton and Resaca. At Wauhatchie, Tenn., May 5 to June 18. At Lafayette, Ga., June 18 to August 4. Summerville July 7. Actions at Lafayette June 24 and 30. Scouting about Calhoun, Adairsville and Resaca till October 12. Pine Log Creek near Fairmount August 14. Rousseau's pursuit of Wheeler September 1-8. Resaca October 12-13. Near Summerville October 18. Little River, Ala., October 20. Leesburg October 21. Ladiga, Terrapin Creek, October 28. Moved to Louisville, Ky., November 3-9. McCook's pursuit of Lyon December 6-28. Hopkinsville, Ky., December 16. At Nashville, Tenn., till January 9. Moved to Gravelly Springs, Ala., and duty there till March. Wilson's Raid from Chickasaw, Ala., to Macon, Ga., March 22-April 24. Centerville April 1. Trion April 1. Selma April 2. Northport near Tuscaloosa April 4. Lapier's Mills, Sipsey Creek, April 6. King's Store April 6 (Co. "D"). Occupation of Talladega April 22. Munford's Station April 23. At Macon till June. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., and duty in District of Middle Tennessee till September. Non-Veterans mustered out at Edgefield July 14, 1865. Regiment mustered out September 6, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 31 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 251 Enlisted men by disease. Total 288.
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