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83rd Indiana Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
83rd 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
83rd 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-third Indiana Infantry. — Cols., Benjamin J. Spooner, George H. Scott; Lieut. -Cols., James H. Cravens, Benjamin H. Myers, George H. Scott, William N. Craw; Majs., James S. Jelley, Jacob W. Eggleston, George H. Scott, Eli F. Scott. This regiment was organized at Lawrenceburg and was mustered in Sept. 9, 1862. It was composed of nine companies of enlisted men and one company of drafted men, the drafted men being discharged from service at the end of nine months from Nov. 15, 1862. The regiment moved to Memphis, where it was assigned to the army operating in western Tennessee, and participated in the march to the Tallahatchie and the December campaign against Vicksburg, being actively engaged in the assault at Chickasaw bluffs. It then joined the Arkansas expedition and was engaged in the storming and capture of Arkansas Post, after which it joined Grant's army and took part in the operations about Vicksburg. Moving to the rear of the city, it was engaged at the battle of Champion's hill, then entered the trenches at Vicksburg and was constantly on duty, often under fire, until its capitulation, taking part in the assaults of May 19 and 22. It was in the siege and capture of Jackson, and at the close of the Vicksburg campaign accompanied Sherman's army to Memphis, marched thence to Chattanooga and participated at Missionary ridge. It passed the winter in camp near Cleveland, Tenn., then joined the forces entering upon the Atlanta campaign, being actively engaged at Resaca, Dallas, New Hope Church, Kennesaw mountain, near Atlanta, and at Jonesboro, and then moved north in pursuit of Hood in October. It was with Sherman on the march to Savannah, took part in the assault upon Fort McAllister, then moved to Beaufort, S. C, whence it accompanied the army on its march through the Carolinas to Goldsboro, being in the battles of Columbia, S. C, and Bentonville, N. C. After Johnston's surrender, it marched to Washington by way of Raleigh, Petersburg and Richmond, and participated in the grand review in May. It was mustered out June 3, 1865, and the recruits were transferred to the 48th Ind. The original strength of the regiment was 973 and it gained by recruits, 120; total, 1,093. Loss by death, 249 ; desertion, 19; unaccounted for, 116.

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

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