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Indiana Infantry (Minute Men)
in the American Civil War
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
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
|Minute Men. Word being received at Indianapolis on the evening of
July 8, 1863, that a force of 6,000 cavalry under Morgan had crossed the Ohio river near
Mauckport and was moving on Corydon, a call was issued for citizens to organize for
defense. Within 48 hours 65,000 men had tendered their services. From this number
regiments 102 to 114 inclusive, and one battalion were organized, the battalion being
assigned to the 107th.
One Hundred and Third Indiana Infantry. Col., Lawrence S.
Shuler; Lieut. - Col., Virgil H. Lyon; Maj., Samuel J. Banta. This regiment was organized
as minute men and was composed of seven companies from Hendricks, two from Marion and one
from Wayne counties, all belonging to the Legion. It was organized July 10, 1863, with 681
rank and file, and moved by rail on the 11th from Indianapolis to Vernon. Securing horses
for 146 men from his and Gregory's command, Col. Shuler pushed on and joined a pursuing
column, his detachment taking the advance. Coming in sight of Morgan's rear-guard on the
afternoon of the 13th, the troops engaged in several skirmishes with detachments of the
enemy near Harrison, Ohio, and entered there soon after Morgan's rear-guard had departed.
The pursuit continued as far as Batavia, Ohio, when the command returned to Indianapolis,
being mustered out shortly after the balance of their respective regiments had been
discharged. The 103d had moved to Sunman's station and after Morgan's escape into Ohio had
returned to Indianapolis, where it was mustered out July 16th.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3