|If this website has been useful to you, please consider
making a Donation.
Your support will help keep this website free for everyone, and will allow us to do
more research. Thank you for your support!
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
in the American Civil War
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
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
|Seventy-eighth Indiana Infantry. Lieut. -Col., William L. Farran.
This regiment was organized in the summer of 1862 as a 60-days regiment, to serve against
guerrillas. Guerrilla raids were of frequent occurrence during the summer of 1862 and
volunteers were tendered for their suppression. The 78th, with six other companies, was
mustered in Aug. 5, and was stationed at Evansville for guard duty, making several
expeditions into Kentucky in pursuit of guerrillas. In one of these, a portion of the
regiment was captured and paroled at Uniontown, Ky. The regiment was employed on picket
duty along the border the greater part of its term. Its strength was 587. Loss by death,
4; desertion, 2.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3