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149th Indiana Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
149th 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
149th 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-ninth Indiana Infantry. — Col., William A. Fairbanks; Lieut. -Col., William D. Mull; Maj., Thomas B. Reeder. This regiment was raised in the 7th Congressional district and organized at Indianapolis in Feb., 1865. It was mustered in March 1 and left the state on the 3d, proceeding to Nashville and moving a few weeks later to Decatur, Ala. While stationed at that place, it received the surrender of the forces commanded by Gens. Roddey and Polk, together with a large quantity of arms and munitions of war. It was mustered out at Nashville, Sept. 27, 1865. The original strength was 1,025; gain by recruits, 16; total, 1,041. Loss by death, 38; desertion, 27.

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

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