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in the American Civil War
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
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
|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.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3