Battle Unit Details


8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry

Organized at Russellsville, Ky., and mustered in August 13, 1862. Attached to District of Louisville, Ky., Dept. of the Ohio, to November, 1862. Unattached, Bowling Green, District of Western Kentucky, Dept. Ohio, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of Ohio, to August, 1863. Unassigned, Bowling Green, Ky. 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, to September, 1863.

SERVICE-Duty at Russellsville, Bowling Green and Hopkinsville, Ky., District of West Kentucky, and at Clarksville, Tenn., operating against guerrillas, till September, 1863. Actions at Morganfield, Ky., August 3, 1862. Madisonville August 25. Morganfield September 1. Geiger's Lake September 3. Near Madisonville September 4. Ashbysburg September 25. Henderson County November 1. Greenville Road November 5. Garrettsburg November 6. Rural Hill, Tenn., November 18. Near Nashville, Tenn., January 28, 1863. Expedition from Bowling Green, Ky., to Tennessee State Line May 2-6. Operations against Morgan July 2-26. Buffington's Island, Ohio, July 19. Mustered out September 23, 1863.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 8 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 104 Enlisted men by disease. Total 117.
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