10th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry

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10th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry
Active September 8, 1862, to September 17, 1863
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Cavalry
Engagements Defense of Cincinnati

The 10th Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry Regiment was a cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 10th Kentucky Cavalry was organized at Covington, Lexington, and Crab Orchard, Kentucky, from September 8 through November 11, 1862. It mustered in for one year under the command of Colonel Joshua Tevis.

Attached to Dates
Cavalry, 1st Division, Army of Kentucky, Department of the Ohio to November 1862
Unattached, Army of Kentucky November 1862
District of Central Kentucky, Department of the Ohio to April 1863
2nd Brigade, District Central Kentucky, Department of the Ohio to June 1863
2nd Brigade, 4th Division, XXIII Corps, Department of the Ohio to July 1863
2nd Brigade, 1st Division, XXIII Corps to August 1863
Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, 1st Division, XXIII Corps to September 1863
2nd Battalion Only
District of Eastern Kentucky to June 1863
1st Brigade, 4th Division, XXIII Corps to August 1863

The 10th Kentucky Cavalry mustered out of service on September 17, 1863.

Detailed service[edit]

Dates Actions or events
until September Duty about Mt. Sterling, Ky., and in the District of Central Kentucky, scouting and operating against guerrillas and protecting that part of the State
September 8 Skirmish near Florence, Ky.
December 24 to January 1, 1863 Expedition to eastern Tennessee
December 28 Parker's Mills, on Elk Fork
February 18-March 5 Operations against Cluke's forces
February 22 Coomb's Ferry
February 24 Slate Creek, near Mt. Sterling, and Stoner's Bridge
March 2 Slate Creek, near Mt. Sterling
March 22-April 1 Operations against Pegram
March 22 Mt. Sterling
June 13–23 Operations against Everett's Raid in eastern Kentucky
June 16 Triplett's Bridge, Flemming County
July 25-August 6 Operations against Scott's forces
July 28 Richmond
July 31-August 1 Lancaster and Paint Creek Bridge
August 1 Smith's Shoals, Cumberland River
until September Duty at Mt. Sterling (2nd Battalion served detached in District of Eastern Kentucky)
July 3–11 Expedition from Beaver Creek into Southwest Virginia
July 7 Gladesville, Va.


The regiment lost a total of 75 men during service; 13 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 61 enlisted men died of disease.


  • Colonel Joshua Tevis
  • Colonel Charles J. Walker

Notable members[edit]

See also[edit]


  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
  • This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co.

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