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|Forty-ninth Infantry. Col., Samuel Fallows; Lieut. -Col., Edward
Coleman; Maj., D. K. Noyes. This regiment was organized at Camp Randall, Madison, and left
the state March 8, 1865. It reached Benton barracks, St. Louis, two days later, and was
ordered to Rolla, Mo., for guard and garrison duty. Co. K was placed at Fort Wyman, I at
Fort Detty and B was sent 10 miles east of St. James. Co. A was stationed at Waynesville
in June, D at Big and Little Piney. In July Co. H was sent to St. Louis for provost duty,
and Cos. D and E to Benton barracks as permanent guard. Col. Fallows was placed in command
of the post at Rolla in March, and later of the 3d sub-district of Missouri. Maj. Noyes
was detailed on general court-martial at St. Louis, Lieut. -Col. Coleman taking command of
the regiment and giving it a name for discipline which elicited high commendations from
the department commander. The regiment was ordered to St. Louis Aug. 17, for prison guard
duty, Col. Fallows being placed in command of the post there and of the first sub-district
of Missouri. Cos. B, C, and D were mustered out Nov. 1, and the remainder on Nov. 8. Col.
Fallows was brevetted brigadier-general, Lieut. -Col. Coleman became colonel, Maj. Noyes,
lieutenant-colonel, and Capt. Cheney was brevetted major. The original strength of the
regiment was 986. Gain by recruits, 16; total, 1,002. Loss by death, 48; desertion, 6;
discharge, 173; mustered out, 775.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 4