Indian Wars (1867-1868)

The Eighteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry was a battalion-sized unit organized as Kansas Militia and mustered into federal service in 1867 to defend settlers in Kansas against hostilities by Indians. In October 1868, a full regiment was organized for a six month period of federal service to defend against Indians. Both of these organizations served with distinction. Kansas State Militia units were organized and deployed in the service of the state on many occasions during the period from the Civil War through the middle 1800s.

Kansas Indian Wars Units


18th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry Battalion (July-Nov 1867)
The 19th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry Regiment (Oct 1868-April 1869)
Second Battalion, Kansas State Militia (July-Nov 1869)

Other Kansas Indian Wars Information


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