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126th Indiana Regiment / 11th Indiana Cavalry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
126th Indiana Regiment / 11th 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
126th Indiana Regiment / 11th 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-sixth Indiana Regiment (11th Indiana Cavalry). — Cols., Robert R. Stewart, Abram Sharra; Lieut. -Cols., Gilbert M. L. Johnson, Abram Sharra, Meredith H. Kidd; Majs., Jehu C. Hannum, Meredith H. Kidd, Hugh A. Stephens, Edgar A. Henderson, Elias Showalter. This regiment, the 126th from the state, was organized at Indianapolis in the fall and winter of 1863-64, and was mustered in March 1. It left the state May 1 for Nashville, Tenn., where it remained until June 1. Then marching into Alabama, it was engaged on railroad guard duty with headquarters at Larkinsville. Returning to Nashville on Oct. 16, it was mounted, was actively engaged during November and December in the operations about that city, and after the battle of Nashville joined the pursuit of Hood's forces, as far as Gravelly springs, Ala., where it remained on dismounted duty from Jan. 7 to Feb. 7, 1865, when it crossed to Eastport, Miss. On May 12 it embarked for St. Louis, where it was remounted and marched to Rolla, Mo., reaching there June 26. From Rolla it moved to Fort Riley and Council Grove, Kan., and was stationed in detachments along the Santa Fe route. It was ordered to Fort Leavenworth Sept. 1, and was mustered out Sept. 19, 1865. The original strength was 1,246; gain by recruits, 63; total, 1,309. Loss by death, 170; desertion, 108; unaccounted for, 8.

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

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