Confederate Cavalry Captured Maysville

Col. R.M. Gano
Seventh Confederate Cavalry Captured Maysville, KY
Colonel R.M. Gano, withdraws squadron from 2nd Kentucky Cavalry as nucleus for new regiment - September 2, 1862 - Seventh Kentucky Cavalry Regiment organized, Colonel R.M. Gano Commanding (the new regiment now a part of 2nd Kentucky Cavalry Brigade commanded by Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan.) VI. Brig. Gen. John H. Morgan's brigade, including Col. R.M. Gano's Seventh Kentucky Cavalry assigned to Gen. E. Kirby Smith for invasion of Kentucky - Sept. 4, 1862.

September 5-7, 1862 – Capture of Lexington, KY
September 11, 1862 – 7th Kentucky Cavalry, Col. R.M. Gano, commanding, captures Washington, KY
September 15, 1862 – 7th Kentucky Cavalry, Col, R.M. Gano, commanding, captures Maysville, KY
Don't recall ever reading about much of a fight in Maysville.


Editor’s Note: My great grandfather, Thomas McConnell Downing, was a private in Company F of the 7th Confederate Cavalry under Col. R. M. Gano. Don't know how popular he was in Mason County. He was captured and released at the Battle of Buffington Island. Family legend has it that he came home, bare footed, riding on a mule. My guess is that he stole the mule

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