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29th Indiana Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
29th 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
29th 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-ninth Indiana Infantry. — Cols., John F. Miller, David M. Dunn, Samuel O. Gregory; Lieut. -Cols., David M. Dunn, Joseph P. Collins, Samuel O. Gregory, Charles Ream; Majs., Henry J. Blowney, Joseph P. Collins, James H. M. Jenkins, Henry G. Davis, C. Perry Butler. This regiment was organized at Laporte and was mustered in on Aug. 27, 1861. It left the state on Oct. 9, and joined Gen. Rousseau's command at Camp Nevin, Ky. from which place it moved with the army to the vicinity of Munfordville. It took part in a movement upon Bowling Green in Feb., 1862, and moved with McCook's division to the Tennessee, participating in the second day's battle of Shiloh, where it was under fire for 5 hours and lost heavily. It took an active part in the siege of Corinth and then moved with Buell's army through northern Alabama and Tennessee, following Bragg through Kentucky. It accompanied Rosecrans' army in the movement towards Murfreesboro and participated in the battle of Stone's river with severe losses. It remained at Murfreesboro until May, then moved to Tullahoma, and afterwards to Chattanooga, being engaged at Triune and Liberty gap in June. It was in the battle of Chickamauga, where it sustained a loss of 170 in killed and wounded — one-half the number engaged. It was then stationed at Bridgeport, Ala., where it reenlisted as a veteran organization, Jan. 1, 1864, and visited home on furlough. On its return it was stationed at Chattanooga until December and was then moved to Decatur, Ala., being engaged in a skirmish Dec. 27. It then returned to Chattanooga and remained there until May, 1865, when it moved to Dalton, Ga. , and was in a skirmish with the enemy there. Subsequently it was stationed at Marietta. Col. Miller was commissioned brigadier-general, Jan. 5, 1864, being succeeded as colonel by Lieut. -Col. Dunn. The regiment was mustered out Dec. 2, 1865. Its original strength was 936; gain by recruits, 990; reenlistments, 204; total, 2,130. Loss by death, 293; desertion, 63; unaccounted for, 49.

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

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