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143rd Indiana Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
143rd 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
143rd 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-Year Regiments. — A call was made, Dec. 20, 1864, for eleven regiments for one year's service, and recruiting stations were established at the headquarters of each of the provost marshals, recruits being forwarded to Indianapolis. Subsequently five additional regiments were called for, and under these calls the following organizations were raised :

One Hundred and Forty-third Indiana Infantry. — Col., John F. Grill; Lieut. - Col., John T. McQuiddy; Maj., John E. Phillips. This regiment was organized at Indianapolis in Feb., 1865, being composed of companies from the 1st Congressional district. It was mustered in Feb. 21, and left the state on the 24th, going to Nashville, thence to Murfreesboro, where it remained on guard duty until May 13, then moving to Tullahoma. Moving to Nashville in June it was sent to Clarksville, at which place three companies were detached and sent to garrison Fort Donelson. In October the regiment was reunited and ordered to Nashville, where it was mustered out on the 17th. The original strength was 998; gain by recruits, 8; total, 1,006. Loss by death, 90; desertion, 78; unaccounted for, 4.

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

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