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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
|Ninety-third Indiana Infantry. Col., De Witt C. Thomas; Lieut.
-Cols., George W. Carr, John W. Poole, Samuel S. Crowe; Majs., James F. McCurdy, John W.
Poole, Samuel S. Crowe, Charles A. Hubbard. This regiment was organized at Madison and was
mustered in Oct. 31, 1862. It left the state Nov. 9 for Cairo, Ill., then went to Memphis,
where it was assigned to Buckland's brigade. It moved with Sherman's army to Hurricane
creek, near Oxford, Miss., and during December operated in the vicinity of La Grange,
Tenn. In January it moved to Corinth and then back to Memphis, where it performed railroad
and blockhouse guard duty from Feb. 22 to Mar. 13. It was then ordered to Helena, Ark.,
and thence to Duckport, La., where its division was transferred to the 15th army corps. On
May 2 it crossed the peninsula in the opening movement of the Vicksburg campaign ; crossed
the Mississippi at Grand Gulf on the 7th with its corps and entered Jackson on the 14th,
after a sharp artillery duel. It moved on Vicksburg on the 16th, crossed the Big Black
river, reached the rear of the city on the 18th, and participated in the assaults upon the
defenses. It was actively engaged in the siege until June 22, when it moved with its
division to intercept Johnston's army and threw up works at Little creek. It was in the
siege and capture of Jackson in July and then went into camp near the Big Black, where it
remained until Sept. 5. It then moved to Oak ridge and encamped until Oct. 14, when its
brigade moved in an expedition to Brownsville. Returning to Memphis in November, it was
engaged until May 10, 1864, on picket and provost guard duty, in several expeditions into
Mississippi, and in occasional skirmishes. In June it took part in the Guntown expedition,
and was in the battle near Brice's cross-roads, in which the Union forces were driven from
the field, the regiment losing 13 killed, 56 wounded and 184 prisoners, a total of 253.
The remainder of the regiment reached Memphis on the 12th, moved to Moscow on the 22nd,
and then proceeded to Harrisburg, Miss., where it assisted in repelling the assault on
July 15. It then returned to Memphis, having several skirmishes on the march, and moved on
another expedition on the 29th, crossing the Tallahatchie on driftwood and skirmishing
with the enemy, then moved to Oxford and back. Early in September it moved to Devall's
Bluff, Ark., thence to Cape Girardeau, Mo., from there to Little Santa Fe, Kan., and then
to St. Louis, which place was reached Nov. 14. It then embarked for Nashville, arriving
there in time to take part in the battle in December, and then joined in the pursuit of
the enemy to the Tennessee river. At Eastport, Miss., it went into winter quarters, but
left on Feb. 6, 1865, for Dauphin island, Ala., which place was reached March 3. It moved
up the river on the 19th, took position at Spanish Fort, was active in the siege until the
evacuation, when it moved to Fort Blakely and took part in the storming of that position.
It moved to Montgomery on the 20th, and there it remained until May 10, moving thence to
Selma and Gainesville, where it was stationed until ordered home in August. It was
mustered out at Memphis, Aug. 10, 1865, but Cos. I and K and the remaining recruits were
kept in service until discharged the following October. The original strength of the
regiment was 952; gain by recruits, 200; total, 1,152. Loss by death, 279; desertion, 47;
unaccounted for, 22.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3