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121st Indiana Regiment / 9th Indiana Cavalry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
121st Indiana Regiment / 9th Indiana Cavalry 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
121st Indiana Regiment / 9th Indiana Cavalry 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 Twenty-first Indiana Regiment (9th Indiana Cavalry). — Cols., George W. Jackson, Eli Lilly; Lieut. -Cols., Christian Beck, Eli Lilly, Virgil H. Lyon; Majs., Eli Lilly, Virgil H. Lyon, Patrick Carland, William R. Walls, Nathaniel J. Owings, James R. Nation. This regiment, the 121st of the line, was organized during the fall and winter of 1863- 64, and was mustered in on March 1. It left the state May 3 for Nashville, Tenn., then went to Pulaski, where it remained until Nov. 23, participating in the movements against Forrest and Wheeler. A portion of the regiment, under command of Maj. Lilly, was in an engagement at Sulphur Branch trestle, Ala., losing 196 in killed, wounded and missing. After Hood's defeat at Nashville, the regiment was in action at Franklin with Forrest's cavalry, losing 26 in killed, wounded and captured, and then went into camp at Gravelly springs, Ala., until Feb. 6, 1865, when it was ordered to New Orleans. Here it was detached, turned over its horses, and on March 25, arrived at Vicksburg, where it was again mounted and assigned to garrison duty in the interior of the state. It returned to Vicksburg May 22, and was mustered out on Aug. 28, 1865. On April 26, 1865, by the explosion on the steamer Sultana, the regiment lost 55 men — paroled prisoners of war. Those who escaped the disaster reached Indianapolis early in May and were mustered out while under parole. The original strength of the regiment was 1,267; gain by recruits, 67; total, 1,334. Loss by death, 206; by desertion, 126; unaccounted for, 20.

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

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