The Kentucky 1st Cavalry Regiment was organized during the late summer of 1861 and its companies were mustered into Confederate Service in October. It served in the Central Army of Kentucky and the Department of East Tennessee and fought in various engagements in Kentucky and Tennessee. Because of its difficult service in Kentucky during September and October, 1862 it was reduced to a battalion and assigned to the 3rd Kentucky Cavalry.

    The 1st Cavalry (Helm's) and the 1st Cavalry (Butler's) thus became part of the same unit, but the National Archives maintains the rosters of each unit separately and does not have a combined roster of these units designated as the Kentucky 3rd Cavalry Regiment.




    As the 1st Cavalry Regiment:

    Hewey's Bridge (Tn.) May 8, 1862
    Sweeden's Cove (Tn.) June 4, 1862
    Munfordville (Ky.) Sept. 17, 1862
    Perryville (Ky.) Oct. 8,1862
    Loudon (Ky.) Oct. 1862

    As the 3rd Cavalry Regiment

    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 Carolinas Campaign
    Aiken - Feb. 11, 1865




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