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144th Indiana Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
144th 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
144th 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-fourth Indiana Infantry. — Col., George W. Riddle; Lieut. -Col., Henry C. Ferguson; Maj., Thomas Clark. The 144th was organized at Indianapolis in March, 1865, being composed of companies raised in the 2nd Congressional district. It was mustered in March 6, and left the state on the 9th for Harper's Ferry, Va., where it was assigned to the 1st brigade, 1st provisional division, Army of the Shenandoah. It was ordered to Halltown, and was stationed at different times at Charlestown, Winchester, Stephenson's depot and Opequan creek, on guard duty until Aug. 5, 1865, when it was mustered out. Its strength was 1,036; and it lost by death, 46; desertion, 19; unaccounted for, 1 .

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

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