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25th Indiana Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
25th Indiana Infantry Officer Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, Volume 2, by W.H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Indiana, 1865     View Entire Book
25th Indiana Infantry Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, Volume 4, by W.H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Indiana, 1866     View Entire Book

Regimental History
Twenty -fifth Indiana Infantry.- -Cols., James C. Veatch, William H. Morgan, James S. Wright; Lieut. -Cols., William H. Morgan, John W. Foster, John Rheinlander, James S. Wright, William H. Crenshaw; Majs., John W. Foster, John Rheinlander, John T. Walker, Victor C. Larkin, James S. Wright, William H. Crenshaw, James T. Reed. This regiment was organized at Evansville in July, 1861, and was mustered in Aug. 19. It left the state Aug. 26, and was in camp at St. Louis until Sept. 14, moving from there to Jefferson City and thence to Georgetown. It marched to Springfield with Fremont's forces and back to Otterville, 240 miles, in 16 days. It remained in the vicinity of Otterville until December, when it moved with Pope's division south of Warrensburg, forming part of the force that captured 1,300 of the enemy at Blackwater. The 25th guarded the prisoners to St. Louis and went into Benton Barracks until Feb. 2, 1862. It was sent with the expedition against Fort Donelson and joined in the first attack, losing 16 killed and 80 wounded. It was part of the force which stormed and captured the outer works the next day and occupied the fort after its surrender. It left for Pittsburg landing on Mar. 5, reaching there on the 18th, and in the battle of Shiloh, lost 27 killed and 122 wounded. Col. Veatch was appointed brigadier-general on April 28, and Lieut. -Col. Morgan succeeded him as colonel. The regiment was in the siege of Corinth and on June 10 occupied Grand Junction. It moved for Memphis July 17 and remained there until Sept. 6, engaged in scouting and hunting guerrillas. It then occupied Bolivar until Oct. 4, when it moved with Hurlbut's division to cut off Price and Van Dom, meeting their forces at Hatchie river and engaging in a short but fierce battle, in which the regiment lost 3 killed and 76 wounded. It then moved to northern Mississippi, and six companies under Col. Morgan were stationed at Davis' mill on Wolf river, where they were attacked by Van Dorn with a large force of mounted infantry. They fought so fiercely that the enemy was compelled to leave the field, after losing 23 killed, many wounded and some prisoners. The remaining four companies were distributed along the line of railroad from Grand Junction to Holly Springs. The regiment was on provost duty at Memphis from Jan. 14, until Nov., 1863, then guarded the railroad between Grand Junction and Moscow until Jan. 28, 1864, and then joined Sherman's army on the raid through Mississippi to Meridian and return. It reenlisted at Canton, Miss., Feb. 19, 1864, and at the expiration of its furlough proceeded to Decatur, Ala., where it remained until Aug. 4, participating in several skirmishes with Roddey's cavalry. It joined the 4th division, 16th corps, before Atlanta, and was actively engaged in the siege from Aug. 8 to 26. It was in the engagement at Jonesboro; joined in pursuit of Hood's army; attacked and routed the enemy at Snake Creek gap ; then returned and accompanied the army to Savannah, and participated in the investment of that city. It remained in that vicinity until Jan. 4, 1865, when it moved with the 11th corps to Beaufort, S. C. going from there to Pocotaligo. It moved on the 30th for Goldsboro, N. C, being engaged at Rivers' bridge, Binnaker's bridge, Fayetteville and Bentonville. It reached Goldsboro March 24, marched thence to Raleigh, and after Johnston's surrender started for Washington which place was reached on May 17. The regiment was then transferred to Louisville and was mustered out at that place, July 17, 1865. Its original strength was 1,052; gain by recruits, 681; reenlistments, 282; total, 2,015. Loss by death, 307; desertion, 56; unaccounted for, 235.

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

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