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130th Indiana Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
130th 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
130th 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 Thirtieth Indiana Infantry. — Col., Charles S. Parrish; Lieut. - Cols., James R. Bruner, Elijah W. Penny; Majs., Joseph W. Purviance, Elijah W. Penny, Jesse Butler. This regiment was organized at Kokomo during the winter of 1863-64, and was mustered in March 12. It left the state on the 16th for Nashville, Tenn., where it was assigned to the 2nd brigade, 1st division, 23d corps. It left Nashville April 5 and marched to Charleston, Tenn., reaching there on the 24th. On May 3 it moved to Georgia, engaging in the affair at Rocky Face ridge and supporting the detachment that drove the enemy from his strong position on "Tater Hill." It was in the series of skirmishes that terminated in the battle of Resaca, in which the regiment received and repelled a charge, joining in the pursuit after the battle. It was engaged at Lost mountain, and again at Pine mountain, where the enemy was repulsed, and on June 27 fought at Kennesaw mountain, driving the enemy into his works, holding the advanced position thus gained for several days, and joining in pursuit of the enemy on July 17, the regiment drove the enemy from Decatur and assisted in destroying the railroad. It was actively engaged at Atlanta ; moved with its brigade Aug. 6, upon a battery which was annoying the Union flank, and participated in a charge that drove the enemy from the field. It was engaged at Jonesboro; moved thence to Lovejoy's Station; and from there to Decatur, where it went into camp. Joining the pursuit of Hood on Oct. 4, it proceeded to Gaylesville, Ala., at which point its corps was detached and ordered to join Gen. Thomas' command at Nashville. Stopping at Centerville, it was engaged in watching the fords of Duck river until the last of November, in the expectation of intercepting Hood's army; moving then to Nashville, it took part in the work of fortifying that point, and in the battle of Dec. 15-16, joining in the pursuit after Hood's defeat. It was in camp at Columbus until Jan. 5, 1865, marching thence to Clifton and taking transports for Cincinnati, moving from there to Fort Fisher via Washington. Proceeding to Fort Anderson, it sailed on March 1, for Morehead City, thence to New Berne. It was engaged at Wise's Forks, 4 miles from Kinston. Leaving Kinston on the 20th, it moved to Goldsboro, where it joined Sherman's army. On April 10 it moved with the army to Smithfield and Raleigh. At the conclusion of active operations it moved to Greensboro, thence to Charlotte, N. C, where it remained on guard duty during the summer and fall. It was mustered out Dec. 2, 1865. The original strength was 964; gain by recruits, 28; total, 992. Loss by death, 178; by desertion, 21; unaccounted for, 9.

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

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