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129th Indiana Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
129th 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
129th 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 Twenty-ninth Indiana Infantry. — Cols., Charles Case, Charles A. Zollinger; Lieut. -Cols., Charles A. Zollinger, Solomon De Long, Samuel B. McGuire; Majs., Solomon De Long, Samuel B. McGuire, William H. Cole. This regiment was organized during the winter of 1863-64, at Michigan City and was mustered in March 1. It left the state on the 30th for Nashville, where it was assigned to the 2nd brigade, 1st division, 23d corps. On April 24 it reached Charleston, Tenn., and moved from there on May 3 to take part in the movement toward Atlanta. It was in the battle at Resaca, joined in the pursuit of the enemy, was engaged again at Cassville, following to New Hope Church and towards Lost mountain. Col. Case resigned early in June and Lieut.-Col. Zollinger was promoted to the colonelcy of the regiment, which was engaged at Decatur July 19, losing heavily. On Aug. 6, its division attacked and turned the enemy's position at Utoy creek, resulting in the engagement at Strawberry run in which the regiment lost 25 in killed and wounded. After joining in the operations at East Point and near Rough and Ready, in the vicinity of Atlanta, it went into camp at Decatur. It took part in the pursuit of Hood's army in October as far as Gaylesville, Ala., at which point its corps was detached and sent to Gen. Thomas at Nashville. It was engaged in heavy skirmishing at Columbia in the latter part of November, was in the thick of the fight at Franklin, assisting in repelling repeated assaults and sustaining heavy losses. Falling back to Nashville, it threw up defenses; participated in the two-days' battle of Nashville, and joined in pursuit of the enemy. On Jan. 5, 1865, it moved to Clifton, where it took transports for Cincinnati and from there went by rail to Washington. Taking steamer at that point, it proceeded to Morehead City, moving by rail to New Berne and marching towards Kinston. The enemy advancing on the 8th, captured two Connecticut regiments and endeavored to follow up his success, but was checked by the 23d corps, to which the regiment belonged, and heavy skirmishing ensued. Being reinforced, the enemy precipitated a battle, assaulting repeatedly, but was repulsed, the regiment losing heavily. Moving with the main column to Kinston, thence to Goldsboro, it took position at Mosely hall, remaining until April 5, when it moved with its corps to Raleigh, then to Charlotte, where it remained until the last of August engaged in provost duty. It was mustered out Aug. 29, 1865. Its original strength was 947; gain by recruits, 70; total, 1,017. Loss by death, 175; desertion, 34; unaccounted for, 4.

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

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