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17th Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry (USA), US Civil War

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  • Sciotha "Otto" Beshears (1801 - c.1880)
    Also known as: Sciothe Beshears , Scotheo Bashears Military service: Pvt, Co B, 17th Kentucky Cavalry,Union Army, Civil War * Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees via wife Martella Beshears (bo...

The 17th Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry Regiment was a cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

The 17th Kentucky Cavalry was organized at Russellville, Kentucky and mustered in for one year. It mustered in under the command of Colonel Samuel F. Johnson.

The regiment was attached to Military Department of Kentucky and assigned to duty at Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and in southern Kentucky, along Louisville & Nashville Railroad.

The 17th Kentucky Cavalry mustered out on September 20, 1865.

The regiment lost no members during service.



  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.