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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-ninth Indiana Infantry. Cols., Alexander Fowler, Josiah
Farrar; Lieut. -Cols., Richard P. De Hart, John M. Berkey, Josiah Farrar, William V.
Powell; Majs., John M. Berkey, Joseph B. Harnan, William V. Powell, Samuel Moore. This
regiment was organized at South Bend in Aug. and Sept., 1862. Three companies recruited in
the 6th Congressional district for the 96th regiment, were assigned to the 99th,
completing its organization. It was mustered in, Oct. 21, and left the state in November,
for Memphis, where it was assigned to the 3d brigade, 1st division, 16th army corps. It
took part in the Tallahatchie expedition and on its return was placed on railroad guard
duty at La Grange and Moscow during the winter. Moving to Memphis in May, 1863, it took
steamers for Vicksburg, joined the army in the rear of the city and engaged in the siege.
After the surrender it moved for Jackson and was engaged in a heavy skirmish at the Big
Black river en route. It was in the siege of Jackson, being under heavy artillery fire for
three days, then took part in the destruction of railroads and public buildings and in the
capture of Brownsville. It remained in camp at the Big Black river until the latter part
of September, when it moved to Memphis. Marching by way of Corinth, Iuka, Decherd and
Stevenson, it reached Chattanooga in time to take part in the battle of Missionary ridge.
In pursuit of Bragg's retreating forces it was at the head of the column, and was engaged
in a sharp fight with the rear-guard of the enemy. Dropping the pursuit at Graysville, it
accompanied the movement for the relief of Gen. Burnside, then besieged at Knoxville, the
regiment making the march almost barefooted, without regular rations, and nearly destitute
of clothing or blankets. From Knoxville it proceeded to Scottsboro, Ala., where it
remained until Feb. 11, 1864, then moved into east Tennessee and was engaged at Rocky Face
ridge. Returning to Scottsboro with the Army of the Tennessee it moved on May 1, on the
Atlanta campaign. It took part in the actions at Resaca, Dallas, Big Shanty, in the seven
days of skirmish about Kennesaw mountain, Nickajack creek, Decatur, and in the battle
before Atlanta July 22. Its corps was the one chiefly engaged in front of Atlanta on the
28th, and it was in constant skirmish from Aug. 3 to 15. Moving to the south of Atlanta it
was engaged at Jonesboro and Lovejoy's Station; was then in camp at East Point until Oct.
3, when it accompanied the pursuit of Hood, being engaged at Little river. It marched to
Savannah with the right wing of the army, being in sharp skirmishes at the Cannouchee and
Ogeechee rivers, and took part in the successful assault upon Fort McAllister. It marched
through the Carolinas, fought at Duck creek and the Edisto river, occupied Columbia, S. C,
was engaged at Bentonville, then moved to Goldsboro, Raleigh, Richmond and Washington. It
was mustered out June 5, 1865, when the recruits were transferred to the 48th Ind. The
original strength of the regiment was 900; gain by recruits, 84; total, 984. Loss by
death, 178; desertion, 38; unaccounted for, 2.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3