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82nd Indiana Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
82nd 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
82nd 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
Eighty-second Indiana Infantry. — Col., Morton C. Hunter; Lieut. -Cols., Henry Davis, Paul E. Slocum, John M. Matheny; Majs., Paul E. Slocum, Samuel A. Spencer. This regiment was organized at Madison and was mustered in Aug. 30, 1862. It left the state Sept. 1 for Louisville, where it was assigned to a brigade in Buell's army and joined the pursuit of Bragg. It next moved with Rosecrans' army to Murfreesboro, and was engaged at Stone's river. It remained in camp at Murfreesboro until June, and was in the engagement at Hoover's gap. It was at Chickamauga, where its corps withstood every assault and the regiment's loss was 21 killed, 72 wounded and 29 missing. It was engaged in a skirmish in front of Chattanooga during the siege of that place, was in a lively affray at Brown's ferry, and in the storming of Missionary ridge. It moved in May, 1864, upon the Atlanta campaign and took part in the assault at Buzzard Roost, where Lieut.-Col. Slocum was mortally wounded, and in which the regiment lost 25. It fought at Resaca, Dallas, Kingston, Kennesaw mountain, Peachtree creek, in front of Atlanta, and in numerous intervening skirmishes. It was in a sharp fight upon the skirmish line, Aug. 7, losing 26 in killed and wounded, out of 105 engaged, and was also in action at Jonesboro. It returned to Atlanta and remained there until Oct. 3, when it joined the movement to repel Hood, proceeding as far as Gaylesville, Ala. It then returned and moved to Savannah, afterward accompanied the army through the Carolinas, being engaged at Bentonville. It was at Goldsboro, for a brief time, moved thence to Raleigh, and on Apr. 30 marched for Washington, where it participated in the grand review and was mustered out June 9, 1865. The recruits were transferred to the 22nd Ind., with which they remained until it was mustered out. The original strength of the 82nd was 938; gain by recruits, 157; total, 1,095. Loss by death, 227; desertion, 33; unaccounted for, 13.

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

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