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78th Indiana Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
78th 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
78th 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-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.

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

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