The Civil War in Kentucky



2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Woodward's)

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HISTORICAL NOTES:

    This unit was formed from a battalion composed almost entirely of Kentuckians who were enlisted by Lieutenant Colonel T. G. Woodward for 12 months. When ordered to be mustered in the Confederate service for 3 years, almost all declined.

    The 2nd (Woodward's) Cavalry Regiment was organized in December, 1862, using Woodward's Kentucky Cavalry Battalion as its nucleus. The unit served in F.C. Armstrong's, J.W. Grigsby's, and J.S. Williams', and J.H. Lewis' Brigade, Army of Tennessee. It was involved in many conflicts in Tennessee, Alabama, and Kentucky, then took an active part in the Atlanta Campaign. The regiment went on to aid in the defense of Savannah and the campaign of the Carolinas. On April 26, 1865, it surrendered.

    Roll dated January 12, 1864, Tunnel Hill: Left camp about September 1st, near Cotton Port, East Tennessee, where we had been on picket duty: marched to Rome, Ga. And immediately back to Chattanooga, where we were engaged more or less every day with the enemy until after the general fight at Chickamauga

FIELD OFFICERS:

    Colonel Thomas G. Woodward and Major Thomas W. Lewis.

ASSIGNMENTS:

BATTLES:

ROSTERS:

    The composite rosters of this unit contain the names of 1148 men.

    Company A - Many men from Kentucky mustered in from Williamsport, Maury County, Tennessee, Charlotte, Dickson County, Tennessee and Mt. Pleasant, Clark County, Kentucky.

    Company B - Many men from Kentucky mustered in from Williamsport, Maury County, Tennessee.

    Company C - Many men from Kentucky mustered in from Williamsport, Maury County and Cumberland, Stewart County, Tennessee.

    Company D - Many men from Kentucky mustered in from Todd County and Rutherford County, Tennessee.

    Company E - Many men from Kentucky mustered in from Garretsville, Meade County, Kentucky.

    Company F - Many men from Kentucky mustered in from Richmond, Virginia.

    Company G - Many men from Kentucky mustered in from Williamsport, Maury County, Tennessee and Holly Springs

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