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101st Indiana Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
101st 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
101st 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 Hundred and First Indiana Infantry. — Cols., William Garver, Thomas Doan; Lieut. -Cols., Thomas Doan, George W. Steele; Majs., Basil B. Bennett, George W. Steele, Peter Studebaker. This regiment was organized at Wabash in Aug., 1862, and was mustered in Sept. 7. It left the state at once for Covington, Ky., to assist in the defense against the threatened invasion of Kirby Smith. On Sept. 23 it moved to Louisville and marched in pursuit of Bragg through Jefferson, Taylorsville, Bloomfield and Perryville, reaching Maxwell on Oct. 7. From there it escorted the 10th division train to Springfield and Crab Orchard, then marched to Lebanon and Munfordville, remaining on railroad guard duty until Nov. 30. It then moved to Glasgow, Ky., and Castalian Springs, Tenn., and joined in the pursuit of Morgan, who was making a raid through Kentucky. In Jan., 1863, it moved to Murfreesboro, where it was assigned to the 2nd brigade, 5th division, 14th army corps. It made reconnoissances to Lebanon and Woodbury and on March 18, left with its brigade on an expedition for the purpose of dispersing guerrilla bands in Wilson county, Tenn., encountering 3,700 of Morgan's command at Milton. A fierce battle ensued, but the brigade having a good position on a hill repulsed every assault and drove the enemy off after 6 hours of hard fighting, the regiment losing 43 in killed and wounded. Another movement to McMinnville in April resulted in the capture of some 70 prisoners and some stores. The regiment was then in camp at Murfreesboro until June. Col. Garver resigned May 31, and Lieut. -Col. Doan assumed command. The regiment was engaged at Hoover's gap, its brigade being for two days on the skirmish line. It then marched via Manchester and Tullahoma, and went into camp at Decherd where it remained until Aug. 17, when it moved towards Chattanooga and participated at Chickamauga, after an all night march. Being on the right, which was so fiercely assailed, it fell back with its division, taking a new and strong position. On the second day of the battle it was again in the thick of the fight, its division cutting its way through just at night, and opening a way to Rossville, through which the 14th corps filed, the 101st and the 68th Ind. covering the retreat. The regiment's loss was 13 killed, 85 wounded and 16 missing. It took part in the storming of Missionary ridge, losing 34 in killed and wounded, and then joined in pursuit of the enemy to Ringgold, Ga. It returned to Chattanooga and remained there until May 7, 1864, when it moved to join Sherman's army. It was engaged at Buzzard Roost, Resaca, Adairsville, Cassville, Dallas, Kennesaw mountain and the battle of Jonesboro. In October it went in pursuit of Hood as far as Gaylesville, Ala., but returned to Atlanta and marched for Savannah in November. On Jan. 20, 1865, it started on the campaign of the Carolinas, reaching Goldsboro Mar. 23, and Raleigh April 14. On the 30th it marched for Washington, D. C, reaching there May 19, and left for Louisville June 14, where it was mustered out June 24, 1865. The original strength was 948; gain by recruits, 124; total, 1,072. Loss by death, 201; desertion, 41; unaccounted for, 20.

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

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