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HDQRS. KENTUCKY VOLS., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Frankfort, October 26, 1865.


Assistant Adjutant-General, Washington, D. C.:

COLONEL: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your telegram of the 20th instant, and as requested I inclose herein a statement of the designation, date of organization, and numerical strength of troops raised under the authority of the act of Congress approved February 7, 1863. These regiments and batteries were for twelve months" service, and organized for the better defense of Kentucky. At that time (1863) all the Federal forces were required at the front, and Kentucky was left in comparatively a defenseless position. As the communication with our army, then occupying Tennessee, was a matter of great importance, the term of service of these troops was fixed at twelve months to induce a speedy organization, as they were intended to keep open that communication. They rendered good and efficient service both in Kentucky and elsewhere, and many of them availed themselves of the privilege allowed by the War Department and re-enlisted. If you desire a statement of the expenses incurred by the State in organizing these troops I will willing forward same and any other definite information you may desire appertaining thereto.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Adjutant-General of Kentucky.


A list of regiments and batteries raised under the act of Congress approved February 7, 1863, authorizing the State of Kentucky to raise, a force not exceeding 20,000 men for one year's service.

Numerical Date of muster into Number mustered

designation of the U. S. service. into service.


30th Kentucky Feb. 19 to April 5, 831

Infantry.. 1863..

35th Kentucky Sept. 16 to Oct 2, 823

Infantry.. 1863..

37th Kentucky Sept. 4, 1863, to 867

Infantry.. Jan 4, 1864..

40th Kentucky July 30 to Sept. 29, 823

Infantry.. 1863..

45th Kentucky Oct. 10, 1863, to 842

Infantry.. Feb 4, 1864..

47th Kentucky Oct. 5, to December 754

Infantry.. 29, 1863..

48th Kentucky Oct. 26, 1863.. 836


49th Kentucky Sept. 19, to Oct. 7, 847

Infantry.. 1863..

52th Kentucky Sept. 19, to Oct. 7, 760

Infantry.. 1863..

Total.. .. 7,383


13th Kentucky December 23, 1863.. 1,157



3rd Kentucky Sept. 10, 1863.. 141

Battery (C) a..

4th Kentucky Oct. 6, 1863.. 99

Battery (D) a..

Total.. .. 240

a Re-enlisted for three years.


Adjutant-General of Kentucky.