3rd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry

Historical Notes:
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 Campaign, the defense of Savannah, and the campaign of the Carolinas. It surrendered with the Army of Tennessee in April, 1865. Officers:
Colonel J.R. Butler, Lieutenant Colonels Jack Allen and Jacob W. Griffith, and Major J.Q. Chenoweth. Assignments:
Buford's, T.Harrison's, J.W. Grigsby's, J.S. Williams', and J.H. Lewis' Brigade Battles:
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
Aiken - Feb. 11, 1865
The roster of this unit contains the names of 15 men. Refer to the rosters of the 1st Cavalry Regiments.

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