7th Cavalry Regiment, US Regular Army
Mon Apr 30 14:53:59 2001
The way I read that is 7th Cavalry Regiment, US Regular Army, Riley Kirkland's Company.
I don't think that "galvanized" Confederate prisoners were accepted into the Regular Army. And, I've only heard of their acceptance into regiments 1 through 3 of the U.S. Volunteer Regiments.
He may have enlisted before or after the Civil War, though.
There are real experts on the 7th US Cavalry. This regiment is studied down to the finest point of minutia (even more so than some of that we get into here!). Somebody should know all about this if you can find the right board to post the question.
Re: 7th Cavalry Regiment, US Regular Army
Alan J. Pitts, Mon Apr 30 15:29