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in the American Civil War
|Fifty-sixth Indiana Infantry. This regiment was authorized under
special orders, the design being to recruit the regiment from railroad operatives, and it
was designated as the "Railroad Regiment." James M. Smith was named as colonel,
Silas M. Avery as lieutenant-colonel, and Frank B. Lord as major. Failing to enlist the
requisite number, the attempt to form the regiment was abandoned and the enlisted men were
consolidated with the 52nd regiment, Jan. 20, 1862.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3