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in the American Civil War
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
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
|Fifty-seventh Indiana Infantry. Cols., John W. T. McMullen, Cyrus
C. Hines, George W. Lennard, Willis Blanch, John S. McGraw; Lieut. - Cols., Franklin A.
Hardin, George W. Lennard, Willis Blanch, John S. McGraw, Timothy H. Leeds; Majs., John W.
Jordan, Willis Blanch, John S. McGraw, Joseph S. Stidham, Addison M. Dunn, Timothy H.
Leeds, John S. Summers. This regiment was recruited in the 5th and 11th Congressional
districts and was organized at Richmond in Nov., 1861. It was mustered in Nov. 18, and
left the state Dec. 23, reporting to Gen. Buell at Louisville, where it was assigned to
the 6th division Army of the Ohio, and ordered to Bardstown, Ky. It moved to Lebanon and
on Feb. 12, 1862, to Munfordville and thence to Nashville. It started for Pittsburg
landing Mar. 21 , and was actively engaged at Shiloh. It participated in the siege of
Corinth, and moved from there to northern Alabama, where it remained until July, when it
was ordered to Tennessee. It was on duty near Tullahoma and McMinnville until September
and then took an active part in the campaign against Bragg in Kentucky, being in the
battle of Perryville. It was at Nashville during most of December, guarding forage trains
and engaged in frequent skirmishes. At the battle of Stone's river it was attached to the
left wing of the army and distinguished itself by its gallantry in resisting the fierce
attacks made upon the lines at that point, losing 75 in killed and wounded. It was in camp
near Murfreesboro during the winter and spring of 1863, took part in Reynolds'
"eleven days' scout" in April, and participated in the campaign against
Tullahoma. It was in camp near Pelham until Aug. 16, when it joined in the campaign
towards Chattanooga and operated on the north side of the Tennessee opposite that city,
its brigade taking possession of Chattanooga on its evacuation after the battle of
Chickamauga. Col. Lennard was assigned as provost-marshal and the regiment was placed on
duty as provost guard. It was in the battle of Missionary ridge and was then assigned to
the 2nd division (Sheridan's), 4th corps, which formed a part of the column sent to the
relief of Burnside at Knoxville. The regiment reenlisted Jan. 1, 1864, and was furloughed
home in March. It rejoined the 4th corps May 5, and took part in the Atlanta campaign,
being engaged at Rocky Face ridge, Resaca, where Col. Lennard was mortally wounded,
Adairsville, Allatoona, New Hope Church, where it suffered severely, and in the heavy
skirmishes about Kennesaw mountain. In the assault of June 27 it formed the skirmish line
in front of the assaulting column of the 4th corps; was on the skirmish line at Peachtree
creek; was then in the trenches before Atlanta until Aug. 25, and was engaged at
Jonesboro. It accompanied its division to Chattanooga, took part in driving Hood into
Alabama, and was with Thomas' army which resisted the enemy's invasion of Tennessee. It
was engaged at Franklin, with heavy loss, especially in prisoners, and was in the battle
of Nashville, after which it moved to Huntsville, Ala., in pursuit of Hood, remaining
there until spring. It moved into Tennessee in April, 1865, proceeding from Bull's gap to
Nashville, in July was transferred to Texas, being stationed at Port Lavaca, and was
mustered out Dec. 14, 1865. Its original strength was 973; gain by recruits, 464;
reenlistments 215; total, 1,652.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3