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99th Indiana Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
99th 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
99th 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
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

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