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100th Indiana Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
100th Indiana Infantry Officer Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, Volume 3, by W.H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Indiana, 1866 View Entire Book
100th Indiana Infantry Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, Volume 6, by W.H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Indiana, 1866 View Entire Book

Regimental History
One Hundredth Indiana Infantry. — Cols., Charles Case, Sanford I. Stoughton, Albert Heath, Ruel M. Johnson; Lieut. -Cols., Albert Heath, Ruel M. Johnson, John W. Headington; Majs., Robt. Parrott, Ruel M. Johnson, John W. Headington, William H. Vernamon. This regiment was organized at Ft. Wayne in Aug., 1862, two companies, organized for the 98th regiment being assigned to it to complete its organization, and it was mustered in Sept. 10. It left the state Nov. 1, for Memphis, where it was assigned to the 2nd brigade, 1st division, Army of the Tennessee. It moved in the first expedition against Vicksburg, but was forced to turn back by the enemy's capture of Holly Springs, and was assigned to garrison and railroad guard duty at Collierville. In June, 1863, it joined the army at Vicksburg, took part in the siege and then moved against Jackson, where it was constantly engaged until the evacuation. It was then in camp at the Big Black river until Sept. 28, when it sailed to Memphis with the 4th division, 15th army corps, thence moved to Stevenson and Bridgeport, Ala., and Trenton, Ga. It was in the movement in which the left flank of Bragg's army was turned and the enemy driven from his position on Lookout mountain. The regiment then marched to Chattanooga in time to participate in the storming of Missionary ridge, its division gaining the crest of the hill and holding the position against repeated assaults. The loss of the regiment was 132 in killed and wounded. After pursuing the enemy as far as Graysville, it was ordered to Knoxville for Burnside's relief and thence proceeded to Scottsboro, Ala., which place was reached Dec. 26. On May 1, 1864, it joined in the Atlanta campaign and was engaged at Dalton, Snake Creek gap, Resaca, Dallas, New Hope Church, Big Shanty, Kennesaw mountain, Nickajack creek, Cedar Bluffs, Chattahoochee river, Decatur, Jonesboro and Lovejoy's Station. After Atlanta's evacuation it was encamped at East Point until it went in pursuit of Hood in October, moving as far as the Tennessee river and then returning to Atlanta. As part of the 2nd brigade, 1st division, 15th corps, it moved upon Savannah and was engaged in a desperate fight at Griswoldville, where repeated assaults by the enemy were repelled. From Savannah it moved by steamer to Beaufort, S. C, thence through the Carolinas, assisting in the capture of Branchville, Columbia, Georgetown and Cheraw, S. C, and fought at Bentonville, N. C. It was at Goldsboro from March 26 until April 10, then moved successively to Raleigh, Richmond and Washington, D. C, where it was mustered out June 9, 1865, and the recruits were transferred to the 48th Ind. The original strength of the regiment was 968; gain by recruits, 86; total 1,054. Loss by death 237; desertion, 31; unaccounted for, 11.

Footnotes:
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 3

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