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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 7, by W.H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Indiana, 1867 View Entire Book
|One Hundred and Twentieth Indiana Infantry. Cols., Richard F.
Barter, Allen W. Prather, Reuben C. Kise; Lieut. -Cols., Allen W. Prather, Reuben C. Kise,
John M. Barcus; Majs., Reuben C. Kise, Edward B. Brasher, John M. Barcus, Albert Knowles.
This regiment was organized in the winter of 1863 at Columbus, and was mustered in March
1, 1864. It left the state March 20, proceeding to Louisville, Ky., where it was assigned
to a brigade with Hovey's division. It moved to Nashville and on April 5, for Charlestown,
Tenn., being assigned to the 1st brigade, 1st division, 23d army corps. Moving May 2 in
the Atlanta campaign, it was engaged at Rocky Face ridge, Resaca, taking a conspicuous
part and joining in the charge which routed the enemy; in the assault of Kennesaw
mountain; and in the battle before Atlanta, July 22. It was in the siege of Atlanta and in
constant skirmishing until its evacuation, being engaged at Jonesboro and Lovejoy's
Station. Col. Barter resigning Sept. 15, Lieut. -Col. Prather was promoted to the
colonelcy of the regiment, which moved in the pursuit of Hood in October as far as
Summerville. It was detached from Sherman's army, Oct. 30, and ordered to Nashville, being
in skirmishes at Columbia, and in the battle at Franklin, on Nov. 30, losing 48 in killed
and wounded, Maj. Brasher being mortally wounded. Moving to Nashville, it took position in
line of battle and took part in the battle of Dec. 15-16, joining in the pursuit of Hood's
retreating forces, and going into camp at Clifton, Tenn. Embarking Jan. 15, 1865, it moved
to Cincinnati, thence to Washington City, from whence it proceeded to New Berne, N. C.
Moving on March 6, with its division, towards Kinston, it was in a sharp fight at Wise's
Forks on the 8th and again on the 10th, when a furious assault was repulsed with heavy
loss on the enemy. The regiment occupied a position in the center, exposed to the heaviest
attack, and lost 7 killed and 48 wounded. Joining the forces under Gen. Cox at Kinston, it
moved to Goldsboro, meeting Sherman's army which had arrived from Fayetteville. It was in
camp at Goldsboro until April 10, when it moved towards Smithfield, proceeding thence to
Raleigh, where it was engaged in provost duty with the army encamped about the city. It
then moved to Charlotte, N. C, May 10, remaining there for three months and moving thence
to Greensboro. It was ordered to Raleigh, Aug. 21, for garrison duty. Col. Prather
resigned Sept. 9, Lieut. -Col. Kise was promoted colonel, and on Dec. 2, was made
brigadier-general of volunteers for distinguished services. The regiment was mustered out
Jan. 6, 1866. Original strength, 976; gain by recruits, 219; total, 1,195. Loss by death,
151; desertion 52.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3