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30th Indiana Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
30th 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
30th Indiana Infantry Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, Volume 5, by W.H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Indiana, 1866     View Entire Book
30th Indiana Infantry Reorganized 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
30th Indiana Infantry Reorganized Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, Volume 5, by W.H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Indiana, 1866      View Entire Book

Regimental History
Thirtieth Indiana infantry. — Cols., Sion S. Bass, Joseph B. Dodge; Lieut. Cols., Joseph B. Dodge, Orrin D. Hurd, Henry W. Lawton; Majs., Orrin D. Hurd, George W. Fitzsimmons, William Dawson. This regiment was organized at Fort Wayne in the summer of 1861, and was mustered in Sept. 24. It left the state at once for Camp Nevin, Ky., where it reported to Gen. Rousseau. It was attached to McCook's brigade, moved with Buell's army to Munfordville and Bowling Green, and in March, 1862, to Nashville. It was in the second day's fight at Shiloh, where Col. Bass was fatally wounded and at his death a few days later, Lieut. -Col. Dodge was appointed colonel. The losses of the regiment were heavy. It was in the siege of Corinth and after its fall marched with Buell's command through Alabama and Tennessee to Kentucky in pursuit of Bragg's army. Returning to Nashville, it moved with Rosecrans' army toward Murfreesboro, taking part at Stone's river, where it lost heavily. It was actively engaged in the campaign that followed, and at Chickamauga it again received severe punishment. It then moved to Whiteside and Tyner's Station, Tenn., where a small number reenlisted in December, being re-mustered at Blue Springs in Jan., 1864, and furloughed home. The regiment remained at Blue Springs until April and then moved with Gen. Thomas in the Atlanta campaign, participating in nearly all the battles and skirmishes of that movement. At Atlanta the non-veterans were mustered out. The veterans and recruits were consolidated into a battalion of seven companies on Dec. 3, 1864, and placed in command of Capt., afterward Lieut. -Col. Henry W. Lawton. The battalion moved with the 4th corps into East Tennessee, but returned to Nashville and participated in the battle with Hood in December, pursuing the Confederates to Huntsville, Ala., and then marching with the 4th corps into East Tennessee. It returned to Nashville, where it remained until June, 1863, and was then sent to Texas. A company of the 36th regiment, commanded by Capt. John Swisher, was transferred to the 30th on July 12, and designated Co. H. The battalion continued as part of the army of occupation in Texas until it was mustered out Nov. 25, 1865. The original strength of the regiment was 1,011; gain by recruits, 276; reenlistments, 121; total, 1,408. It lost by death, 365; desertion, 67; unaccounted for, 70.

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

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