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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 Fifth Indiana Infantry. Col., Kline G.
Shryock; Lieut. - Col., John N. Hartley; Maj., Robert E. Smith. This regiment was composed
of seven companies of the Legion and three of minute men, Henry county furnishing two,
Randolph two, and one each from Union, Putnam, Hancock, Wayne, Clinton and Madison
counties. The regiment was organized July 12, 1863, and left at once for Lawrenceburg. It
disembarked at Morris station, marched the following morning for Sunman's station and then
to Van Wedden's station, where the raiders had been, and then pursued Morgan's forces to
near Harrison, Ohio. A report that Morgan was returning to capture Lawrenceburg brought
the regiment out to check him, and while getting into position, an indiscriminate firing
took place among the men, resulting in 5 being killed and 18 wounded. The regiment was
mustered out at Indianapolis, July 18, 1863.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3