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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 Days' Volunteers. Indiana's quota of 100 days' troops
was eight regiments, numbering consecutively from the 132nd to the 139th, inclusive. They
were used largely for guard duty and in garrisoning necessary points, relieving veteran
troops for active field work in the important campaigns of 1864. These troops were to
perform such duty as might be required of them in any state, and were to be armed,
subsisted, clothed and paid by the United States. Upon reaching Nashville they were
assigned to railroad guard duty along the lines of the Nashville & Chattanooga,
Tennessee & Alabama, and Memphis & Charleston railroads. They were kept constantly
engaged in this work until the latter part of Aug., 1864, serving beyond the time for
which they had enlisted, keeping Sherman's lines of communication open for the
transportation of supplies to his army.
One Hundred and Thirty-eighth Indiana Infantry.
Col., James H. Shannon; Lieut. -Col., James W. Dunn; Maj., Charles S. Ellis. This
regiment was organized at Indianapolis in May, 1864, being composed of seven companies
from the 9th Congressional district and three from the 11th. Mustered in May 27, it left
the state for Tennessee at once. It was mustered out in Aug., 1864. Strength, 886. Loss by
death, 8; desertion, 1.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3