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139th Indiana Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
139th 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
139th 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 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 Thirty-ninth Indiana Infantry. — Col., George Humphrey; Lieut. - Col., John M. Hartley; Maj., John Colter. This regiment was organized at Indianapolis in June, 1864. Elizaville, Lawrenceburg, Kendallville, Knightstown, Connersville, Newcastle, Portland and Vevay each furnished one company. New Albany and Metamora consolidated, furnished one and Columbia City, New Haven and New Philadelphia furnished another. It was mustered in June 8, proceeding to Tennessee. It was mustered out in Sept., 1864. Strength, 865. Loss by death, 11; desertion, 1. Maj. Colter having declined his commission, Wellington F. Howard was commissioned in his place.

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

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