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75th Indiana Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
75th Indiana Infantry Officer Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, Volume 3, by W.H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Indiana, 1866 View Entire Book
75th 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
Seventy-fifth Indiana Infantry. — Cols., John U. Pettit, Milton S. Robinson, William O'Brien; Lieut. -Cols., William O'Brien, Cyrus J. McCole; Majs., Cyrus J. McCole, Mahlon H. Floyd. This regiment was organized at Wabash and was mustered in on Aug. 19, 1862. It left the state on Aug. 21 for Lebanon, Ky., but retired to Louisville upon Bragg's advance. It then moved to Frankfort, Scottsville, Gallatin and Cave city in pursuit of Morgan's forces. It was in camp near Gallatin during December and moved in Jan., 1863, to Murfreesboro, being engaged in scouting and brief expeditions, with the 2nd brigade, 3d division, 14th army corps. On June 24 it started for Tullahoma, participated in the battle at Hoover's gap, and was the first regiment to enter the enemy's works at Tullahoma. Moving then towards Chattanooga, it was engaged at Chickamauga, losing 17 killed and 107 wounded. It remained near Chattanooga during the fall and winter and was engaged in the battle of Missionary ridge. It moved to Ringgold, Ga., in the spring of 1864, joined the campaign to Atlanta, and was engaged at Dalton, Resaca, Dallas, Kennesaw mountain, Peachtree creek, in front of Atlanta, and at Jonesboro. On Oct. 4, the 75th moved with its corps to Pine mountain, and arrived in time to threaten the rear of French's division of Hood's army, which was investing the garrison at Allatoona. The regiment pursued the enemy to Gaylesville, and returned in time to join the march upon Savannah, which city was reached in December. In Jan., 1865, the regiment made the march through the Carolinas to Goldsboro, participating en route in the battles of Fayetteville and Bentonville. It then moved with the advance of the army to Raleigh, skirmishing at Smithfield, thence to Richmond and Washington, and was mustered out at Washington, June 8, 1865. The recruits were transferred to the 42nd Ind. and served with that regiment until its muster out. The original strength of the 75th was 1,031; gain by recruits, 96; total, 1,127. Loss by death, 227; desertion, 30; unaccounted for, 31.

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

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