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103rd Indiana Infantry (Minute Men)
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
103rd 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
103rd 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
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.

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

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