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68th Indiana Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
68th 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
68th 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

Regimental History
Sixty-eighth Indiana Infantry. — Cols., Edward W. King, John S. Scobey, Harvey J. Espy; Lieut. -Cols., Benjamin C. Shaw, John S. Scobey, Harvey J. Espy, Edmund Finn; Majs., John S. Scobey, James W. Innis, Harvey J. Espy, Edmund Finn, Cyrus B. Goodwin. This regiment was organized at Greensburg, mustered in Aug. 19, 1862, left at midnight of the same day for Louisville and thence for Lebanon, moved to Munfordville and there surrendered with the other troops to Gen. Bragg, being paroled and exchanged in December. On Dec. 26 a detachment moved to Louisville, where it was joined by the rest of the regiment on the 31st. It proceeded to Murfreesboro, Tenn., where it was assigned to the 1st brigade, 4th division, 14th army corps. It was in the engagement at Hoover's gap in June, 1863; moved over the Tennessee and Lookout mountains in September, skirmishing with the enemy at Pond Springs; was engaged in the battle of Chickamauga, losing 135 in killed, wounded and missing out of 356 engaged, Col. King being among the killed, and it was among the last to leave the field. On Oct. 11 it was transferred to the 1st brigade, 3d division, 4th army corps, and took part at Missionary ridge, losing 82 in killed and wounded. It then marched to the relief of Burnside at Knoxville, and later toward Dandridge, returning soon to Knoxville and moving thence to Marysville. During March, 1864, it was on duty at Knoxville, Strawberry Plains, New Market, Morristown and McDonald's station. It was on garrison duty at Chattanooga from Apr. 28 to Aug. 14, and was then in a skirmish with Wheeler's cavalry at Dalton, Ga. It was engaged in several minor expeditions from Chattanooga until Oct. 27, when it moved to Decatur, Ala., and was engaged with the garrison in a fight with Hood's forces. It guarded the forces tearing up the track near Resaca from Nov. 13 to Nov. 29, when it moved to Nashville, and was in the battle there in December. It was in pursuit of Hood's army as far as Leighton, and from there returned to Chattanooga. It was engaged on bridge guard duty and mustered out at Nashville June 20, 1865, the recruits being then transferred to the 44th regiment and serving with it until mustered out Sept. 14. The original strength of the 68th was 905 ; gain by recruits, 112; total, 1,017. Loss by death, 142 ; desertion, 48; unaccounted for, 5.

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

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