United States Army. Kentucky Infantry Regiment, 7th (1861-1866) Records, 1861-1864

Held by The Filson Historical Society

Creator:  United States. Army. Kentucky Infantry Regiment, 7th (1861-1866)

Title:  Records, 1861-1864

Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Curator of Collections.

Size of Collection:  .66 cu. ft. and 1 wrapped volume

Location Number:  Mss. BG U58f

Scope and Content Note

Collection consists of five bound ledgers, a printed transcription of one ledger, and 27 morning medical report slips. Most of the records pertain to daily or weekly medical reports submitted by surgeons assigned to the 7th Kentucky Infantry Regiment from 1861 to 1864. The records include personal information such as name, rank, company, and medical health status. Additional records include regimental supply orders and requisitions, orders received by the surgeons from superior officers, and arrests made by provost guards for minor offenses.

Biographical Note

The 7th Kentucky Infantry was organized at Camp Dick Robinson and mustered in for a three-year enlistment on 22 September 1861. It was mustered in as the 3rd Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Infantry under the command of Colonel Theophilus T. Garrard. Another regiment was also mustered in as the 3rd Kentucky Infantry about the same time, so the designation was changed. However, members of the 7th regiment continued to call it the 3rd Kentucky (or “old Third”) well into 1863. The regiment participated in several battles in the Vicksburg Campaign (1863), including the Battle of Thompson’s Hill and the Siege of Vicksburg. The regiment was initially mustered out of service in Louisville, Kentucky, on 5 October 1864. However, veterans from the 7th were combined with veterans from two other regiments and new recruits to form the 7th Kentucky Veteran Volunteer Infantry on 24 December 1864. After spending several months in garrison duty at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the regiment was mustered out 11 March 1866.

Folder List

Wrapped Volume
Ledger 1: U.S.A. Hospital Department Register. Hospital records of the 7th Kentucky Infantry Regiment, February-September 1864.

Box 1
Ledger 2: Arrest records, August-October 1863, and lists of diseases, deaths and hospital discharges, 7th Kentucky Infantry Regiment, 1861-1864.
Ledger 3: Register of Sick, 7th Kentucky Infantry Regiment, 1863.

Box 2
Ledger 4: Orders, requisitions and invoices, 7th Kentucky Infantry Regiment, October 1861-September 1864.
Ledger 5: Surgeon Morning Reports, 7th Kentucky Infantry Regiment, August 1863-September 1864.
Folder 6: Printed transcription of Ledger 4.
Folder 7: Morning Report Slips, September 1864. Medical reports pertaining to various regiments in 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, XIX Corps.

Subject Headings

Military offenses – United States.
United States – Armed Forces – Medical care.
United States – Armed Forces – Medical personnel.
United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Casualties.
United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Equipment and supplies.
United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Hospitals.
United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Medical care.
United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Medical personnel.
United States. Army – Medical care.
United States. Army – Medical personnel.

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