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142nd Indiana Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
142nd 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
142nd 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 Forty-second Indiana Infantry. — Col., John M. Comparet; Lieut. -Col., Chauncey B. Oakley; Maj., Sanford Thomas. This regiment was recruited at Fort Wayne in the summer and fall of 1864, and was mustered in at Indianapolis Nov. 3. Leaving the state on the 18th, it proceeded to Nashville, where it was assigned to post garrison work, being attached to the 2nd brigade, 4th division, 20th corps. Its division was left behind when the corps marched with Sherman's army into Georgia, and with its brigade it was in reserve at the battle of Nashville, occupying the left of the inner line of defense from the Cumberland river to Fort Negley. After the battle the regiment remained on duty at Nashville until it was mustered out July 14, 1865. The original strength was 967; gain by recruits, 48; total, 1,015. Loss by death, 64; desertion, 28; unaccounted for, 22.

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

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