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48th Indiana Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
48th 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
48th 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

Regimental History
Forty-eighth Indiana Infantry. — Cols., Norman Eddy, Edward J. Wood, Newton Bingham; Lieut. -Cols., Melvin B. Hascall, De Witt C. Rugg, Edward J. Wood, Barnet Byrkit, Newton Bingham, John W. Leitch; Majs., De Witt C. Rugg, Benjamin D. Townsend, Edward J. Wood, Barnet Byrkit, Welcome Rice, Newton Bingham, John W. Leitch, William H. Miller. This regiment was organized at Goshen in the fall of 1861, and was mustered in Jan. 28, 1862. It left for Fort Donelson on Feb. 1, arriving the day after the surrender. It moved to Paducah, thence to the Tennessee river, and participated in the siege of Corinth. After the evacuation the regiment was assigned to the 1st brigade, 2nd division, Army of the Mississippi, and took part in the pursuit of Price's forces. It was in the battle of Iuka, losing 116 in killed and wounded; was under Rosecrans in the second battle of Corinth in October; then moved to Oxford and back to Memphis, where in Jan., 1863, it was assigned to the 1st brigade, 7th division, 17th army corps. It moved to the rear of Vicksburg in March, participated in engagements at Forty Hills, Raymond, Jackson and Champion's hill, losing 33 killed and wounded in the last engagement. It was in the trenches before Vicksburg and took part in the assault of May 22, losing 38 in killed and wounded. It moved to Memphis in August, thence to Chattanooga and was engaged at Tunnel Hill. At Huntsville, Ala., it reenlisted as a veteran organization in Jan., 1864, and after enjoying a furlough, returned to Huntsville in March. It moved to Cartersville, Ga., in June, hunting guerrillas and protecting railroad communications, and then joined the army at Atlanta. It marched to Savannah with the 1st brigade, 3d division, 15th corps, then moved to Beaufort, S. C, participated in the campaign of the Carolinas to Raleigh, and after Johnston's surrender marched to Washington. It was then transferred to Louisville and mustered out July 15, 1865. While at Washington, the 48th received 250 recruits from the 12th, 83d, 97th, and 99th regiments, whose terms had not expired at the time of the muster out of these organizations, and these were discharged with the 48th. The original strength of the regiment was 991; gain by recruits, 603; reenlistments, 284; total, 1,878. Loss by death, 213; desertion, 96; unaccounted for, 199.

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

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