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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 6, by W.H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Indiana, 1866 View Entire Book
|Sixty-sixth Indiana Infantry. Cols., Lewis Wallace, De Witt C.
Anthony, Roger Martin; Lieut. -Cols., Roger Martin, Thomas G. Morrison; Majs., John W.
Gerard, Thomas G. Morrison. This regiment was organized at New Albany and was mustered in
Aug. 19, 1862. It left the state the same day for Lexington, Ky., where Lieut. -Col.
Martin assumed command, Gen. Wallace having been commissioned provisional colonel at the
time of the muster-in and being assigned on reaching Lexington to the command of the
troops then concentrating at Covington and Cincinnati. The regiment was engaged in the
battle of Richmond, Ky., the greater part of it being captured and paroled. The paroled
men and the remainder of the regiment were ordered to New Albany. An exchange was made in
November, when, under command of Col. Anthony the regiment moved to Corinth, where it was
assigned to the 1st brigade of Dodge's division, remaining as part of the garrison until
Aug. 18, 1863. It then moved to Collierville, Tenn., where Cos. B., C, D, E, G and I were
engaged in October, and on Oct. 29 moved for Pulaski, where it passed the winter. On April
29, 1864, the regiment marched to Chattanooga, and from there formed a junction with
Sherman's army for the Atlanta campaign, being engaged at Resaca, Lay's ferry, Rome
cross-roads, Dallas, Kennesaw mountain, before Atlanta, and at Jonesboro. On Sept. 26 it
took the train with its division for Rome, Ga., but later rejoined the army at Atlanta and
moved with it for Savannah. It marched through the Carolinas and Virginia to Washington,
and was mustered out there on June 3, 1865. The recruits were transferred to the 59th and
served with that regiment until its muster-out. The original strength of the 66th was
1,017; gain by recruits, 101 ; total, 1,118. Loss by death, 234; desertion, 32;
unaccounted for, 15.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3