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Joseph Reece Lawson (1846 - 1909)

Joseph Reece Lawson Co. I 1st KY Cavalry - Civil War - Veteran

The First Kentucky Cavalry, commonly known as “Wolford’s Cavalry, was organized at Camp Dick Robinson, under Colonel Frank Wolford, and mustered into the United States service on the 28th day of October, 1861, The regiment was placed upon active duty and participated in many skirmishes and all the early battles in Kentucky. Acquiring great efficiency as scouts, they were constantly kept at the front.[1]

The 1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry was organized at Liberty, Burkeville and Monticello, Kentucky, October, 1861, and mustered in October 28, 1861. Veterans and recruits consolidated to a Battalion of 3 Companies and on duty at various points in Kentucky, operating against guerrillas and quieting country, until September, 1865. The regiment mustered out September 20, 1865.[2]
(Source: Family Search)
The information below is from Find A Grave:

Jan 1846
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
DEATH 1909 (aged 52–53)

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