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55th Indiana Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
55th 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
55th 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
Fifty-fifth Indiana Infantry. — Lieut. -Col., John R. Mahan; Maj., James B. Mulkey. This regiment was organized at Indianapolis, under special orders in June, 1862, for three months and was mustered in June 16. It was assigned to the duty of guarding the Fort Donelson prisoners at Camp Morton, and then sent to Kentucky in August to assist in repelling Gen. Kirby Smith's invasion. It remained on duty in Kentucky until its term of service expired, and was mustered out at Indianapolis in Sept., 1862. The original strength was 639; gain by recruits, 19; total 658. Loss by death, 4; unaccounted for, 19.

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

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