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140th Indiana Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
140th 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
140th 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 Fortieth Indiana Infantry. — Col., Thomas J. Brady; Lieut. - Col., David T. Mitchell; Maj., Charles P. Pendergast. This regiment was organized in Sept. and Oct., 1864, as one-year troops, by the consolidation of parts of two regiments, raised respectively in the 3d and 5th Congressional districts, numbered the 140th and 141st. It was mustered in Oct. 24, and left the state Nov. 15 for Nashville, from which point it was hurried to Murfreesboro, which was reached on the 23d. It took part in all the battles and skirmishes in the vicinity of Murfreesboro, being temporarily assigned to the 2nd brigade, 1st division, 20th corps. Leaving Murfreesboro on Dec. 24, after Hood's defeat, it reached Columbia on the 28th, being assigned to the 3d brigade, 3d division, 23d corps. Moving to Clifton Jan. 2, 1865, it sailed for Cincinnati, and proceeded via Washington to the vicinity of Wilmington, N. C, landing near Fort Fisher on the 8th. It then moved up the Cape Fear river, participating in the attack on Fort Anderson, where Co. C captured the garrison flag. Overtaking the enemy at Town creek bridge on the 20th, the regiment participated in his rout and capture, two companies of the regiment being the first troops to enter the enemy's works. On March 6, it marched for Kinston, reaching there on the 11th, and moved on the 19th for Goldsboro, where it remained in camp until April 2. It was detached from the brigade and placed on commissary train guard duty between Goldsboro and Morehead City until the 10th when it rejoined the brigade. It then moved to Raleigh, where it remained until May, when it was ordered to Greensboro, N. C, and remained on duty there until mustered out July 11, 1865. The original strength was 1,007; gain by recruits, 48; total, 1,055. Loss by death, 102; desertion, 50; unaccounted for, 7.

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

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