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115th Indiana Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
115th 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
115th Indiana Infantry Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, Volume 7, by W.H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Indiana, 1867 View Entire Book

Regimental History
One Hundred and Fifteenth Indiana Infantry. — Col., John R. Mahan; Lieut. - Col., Alfred J. Hawn ; Maj., Harrison Woodsmall. This regiment was organized at Indianapolis in June and July, 1863, in response to the president's call of June for troops for six months' service, and was mustered in Aug. 17. It left the state, Sept. 16, for Nicholasville, Ky., where it joined Gen. Wilcox's command. Four regiments of six months men were brigaded together, under command of Col. Mahan, and Lieut. - Col. Hawn took command of the 115th. On Sept. 24 it started for Cumberland gap, passed through Crab Orchard, Mt. Vernon, London and Barboursville, and reached the gap on Oct. 3. It reached Morristown on the 8th and Blue Springs on the 10th, where the enemy was engaged and driven from his position, and then pursued for 15 miles. It remained at Greenville until Nov. 6, when it proceeded to Bull's gap and passed some time in fortifying the point. It subsequently moved to Clinch gap, thence to Sycamore and Walker's ford, being kept on duty in the mountains of East Tennessee during the winter. The period from early November was one of hardship, the men poorly provided for as to camp equipage, much of the time on quarter rations, often subsisting on parched corn, and without sugar or coffee. The results of this life were the filling of hospitals with sick and exhausted soldiers. The regiment returned to Indianapolis, Feb. 10, 1864, and was mustered out a few days later. Its original strength was 922; gain by recruits, 55; total, 977. Loss by death, 72; desertion, 21.

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

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