3rd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry
The Kentucky 3rd Cavalry Regiment was organized during the summer of 1862. In October the two 1st Kentucky Cavalry Regiments Helms' and Butler's merged into this command and at times was called the 1st (3rd) Kentucky Cavalry. It skirmished in numerous actions in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia. Later the unit was active in the Atlanta
Colonel J.R. Butler, Lieutenant Colonels Jack Allen and Jacob W. Griffith, and Major J.Q. Chenoweth.
Buford's, T.Harrison's, J.W. Grigsby's, J.S. Williams', and J.H. Lewis' Brigade,
Battle of Murfreesboro Dec. 31, 1862 & Jan. 2, 1863
Battle of Chickamauga Sept. 19-20, 1863
McLemore's Cove Sept. 21, 1863
Sequatchie Valley Oct. 2, 1863
Missionary Ridge Nov. 26, 1863
Ringgold Gap Nov. 27, 1863
Charleston, Tn. Dec. 28, 1863
The Atlanta Campaign - 1864
Savannah, GA - Dec. 1864
The Carolina's Campaign
The composite rosters of this unit contain the names of 15 men. Our Historical Sketch and Roster book includes this roster and the rosters of the 1st Cavalry Regiment (Helms') and the 1st Cavalry Regiment (Butler's) which comprised this regiment.
Here's what's available.
Rigdon, John C.|
The Kentucky Civil War Soldiers Index