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15th Kentucky Cavalry records, 1862

Part of 15th Kentucky Cavalry records

2011MS122 15th Kentucky Cavalry records, 1862-1866 2011MS122 Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2011 November 28 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-03-21T11:46-0400 Describing Archives: A Content Standard 15th Kentucky Cavalry records 2011MS122 University of Kentucky Special Collections 0.1 Cubic feet 1 box 1862-1866 Housed with multiple collections. United States. Army. Kentucky Cavalry Regiment, 15th (1862-1866) . Scope and Contents note The 15th Kentucky Cavalry records consist of the enlistment papers of James Morley of Livingston County, Kentucky; pay vouchers; quartermasters' records; scouting orders; and rosters for the 15th Kentucky Cavalry. The records primarily document the units' activities scouting in western Kentucky in 1863. Arrangement note Collection is arranged by format. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Preferred Citation note 2011MS122: [identification of item], 15th Kentucky Cavalry records, 1862-1866, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Historical note The 15th Kentucky Cavalry formed in the fall of 1862 and mustered into service at Paducah, Kentucky. Gabriel Nelter served as their initial Lieutenant Colonel before his death at Owensboro, Kentucky. Afterward, A. P. Henry became the commanding officer, but was captured at Spring Creek, Tennessee, in 1863. Major William Walker became senior officer and commanded until mustered out of service at Paducah, Kentucky in October 1863. The 15th cavalry engaged chiefly in scouting through the 1st district in western Kentucky and served as the only protection for the citizens of that section. The unit sustained losses at several skirmishes, including at Owensboro, Kentucky, and the battle of Spring Creek, Tennessee. Bibliophil's Bookstore. Kentucky--History--Civil War, 1861-1865. Owensboro (Ky.) Scouting (Reconnaissance) Spring Creek, Battle of, Tenn., 1863. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Cavalry operations. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment and supplies. Enlistment papers, 1 9 1863 November 19 Rosters, 1 10 1862, undated Scouting orders, 1 11 1863 Quartermaster orders, 1 12 1863-1866 Pay vouchers, 1 13 1863 May 21 15th Kentucky Cavalry records