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Old 07-10-2009, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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When I posted about a park in Louisville in another thread there was something on the site about dedicating it to Kentucky soldiers. Within the text said this: WHEREAS, in the Civil War Kentucky furnished more troops to the Federal Army than many of the Northern States and more troops to the Confederate Army than many of the Southern States

Where do I find out the numbers?
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Old 07-12-2009, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod, MA
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Hi Missymomof3,
You live in a beautiful state!
I think I might ask the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort for help.
They have a great site with all kinds of links, and you might want to call them and ask for their advice as well.
They might steer you in the right direction.
Sorry I couldn't help more.
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Hi Missymomof3,
You live in a beautiful state!
I think I might ask the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort for help.
They have a great site with all kinds of links, and you might want to call them and ask for their advice as well.
They might steer you in the right direction.
Sorry I couldn't help more.
Thank you so much for your help! I didn't think of the historical society.
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Kentucky Regiments Involved in the Civil War - Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (http://www.kdla.ky.gov/resources/civilwar.htm - broken link)
Kentucky Regiments Involved in the Civil War

According to official records, over 75,000 Kentuckians fought for the Union during the Civil War. This figure does not include the estimated 12,000 men who saw active service with Kentucky's state forces, nor the hundreds who belonged to irregular units such as self-styled "Home Guards" or "Independent Scouts."

Although Kentucky never seceded from the Union, it was admitted to the Confederacy on December 10, 1862 when Confederates in western Kentucky and portions of central Kentucky moved to establish their own government. Thus, Kentucky sent troops to both Union and Confederate forces.

The exact number of Kentuckians who fought for the Confederacy may never be known. Historians estimate that between 25,000 and 40,000 Kentucky volunteers served in the Confederate army, whether as troops in Kentucky-formed regiments or migrating south to join Confederate forces in other states, such as Tennessee or Virginia. The fact that service records for many of these individuals were either poorly kept, lost, or destroyed during the war presents a considerable challenge for researchers.
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Old 07-13-2009, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Kentucky Regiments Involved in the Civil War - Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (http://www.kdla.ky.gov/resources/civilwar.htm - broken link)
Kentucky Regiments Involved in the Civil War

According to official records, over 75,000 Kentuckians fought for the Union during the Civil War. This figure does not include the estimated 12,000 men who saw active service with Kentucky's state forces, nor the hundreds who belonged to irregular units such as self-styled "Home Guards" or "Independent Scouts."

Although Kentucky never seceded from the Union, it was admitted to the Confederacy on December 10, 1862 when Confederates in western Kentucky and portions of central Kentucky moved to establish their own government. Thus, Kentucky sent troops to both Union and Confederate forces.

The exact number of Kentuckians who fought for the Confederacy may never be known. Historians estimate that between 25,000 and 40,000 Kentucky volunteers served in the Confederate army, whether as troops in Kentucky-formed regiments or migrating south to join Confederate forces in other states, such as Tennessee or Virginia. The fact that service records for many of these individuals were either poorly kept, lost, or destroyed during the war presents a considerable challenge for researchers.
Thank you!
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