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89th Indiana Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
89th 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
89th 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-ninth Indiana Infantry. — Col., Charles D. Murray; Lieut. -Col., Hervey Craven; Majs., George Cubberly, Samuel Henry, Joseph P. Winters. This regiment was organized at Wabash and Indianapolis and was mustered in Aug. 28, 1862, moving at once to Louisville. It proceeded to Mumfordville to reinforce the garrison and was compelled to surrender to Bragg in September. The men were paroled, returned home, and were exchanged in November. The regiment then joined Burbridge's brigade and was on guard duty at Fort Pickering until Oct. 18, when it was ordered to Memphis for picket duty. It was in action at Hernando, Miss., in August and a detachment of 200 was in a skirmish with Forrest's command at Lafayette in December. The regiment left for Vicksburg Jan. 26, 1864, with the 1st brigade, 3d division, 16th corps, from which point it made expeditions to Meridian and Marion, skirmishing at Quan's hill and near Meridian. It accompanied Gen. Smith's expedition up Red river in March, and participated in the assault and capture of Fort De Russy. It fought at Henderson's hill, assisting in the capture of 270 men and 4 pieces of artillery, and also bore a conspicuous part in the battle of Pleasant Hill, losing 7 killed and 47 wounded. It then moved to Grand Ecore and Natchitoches, where it lay in line of battle until the Army of the Gulf had passed, and then covered the retreat of the army to Alexandria. It was in a sharp engagement at Bayou Lamourie, charging and repulsing the enemy. It was next engaged near Marksville, and was in a severe contest two days later, losing 8 killed and 45 wounded. It reached Vicksburg on May 24, and Memphis June 9, and later escorted a train from Collierville to Moscow. It moved to La Grange, Tenn., and remained there until July 5, when it marched to Pontotoc, Miss., thence to Harrisburg, and was engaged in the battle of Tupelo. It moved to Memphis, thence to Oxford, but returned to Memphis on receipt of the news that Forrest was there. It took steamers on Sept. 8, for Jefferson barracks, from which place it made a brief expedition to De Soto, and on Oct. 2, started in pursuit of Price, passing through Missouri to Oxford, Kan., and back to Harrisonville, Mo. It marched to St. Louis, and thence moved to Nashville, where it participated in the battle in Dec, 1864. It joined the pursuit of Hood as far as Clifton and proceeded on Jan. 1, 1865, to Eastport, Miss., where it remained until Feb. 9, when it took steamers for Vicksburg and New Orleans, reaching the latter place Feb. 21. It moved to Dauphin island, near Mobile, in March, and up Fish river to Dan's mills, where it remained until March 25, participating in the siege of Mobile. It was on duty at Montgomery from April 27 to June 1, and then at Mobile until July 19, when it was mustered out, the recruits being transferred to the 52nd Ind. The original strength of the regiment was 994; gain by recruits, 124; total, 1,118. Loss by death, 242; desertion, 25; unaccounted for, 8.

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

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