140th Regiment, Indiana Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
This Unit was organized at Indianapolis, Indiana, and mustered in October 24, 1864. It was at the surrender of Johnston and his army and Duty at Raleigh till May 6, and at Greensboro till July. They mustered out July 11, 1865.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 140th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 25 May 2012).
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
- Officer and Non-Commissioned Office - see Roster
- Company A - many men from Lawrence, Orange, Greene, and Bartholomew counties - see Roster on page 428
- Company B - many men from Switzerland County - see Roster on page 429
- Company C - many men from Delaware and Madison counties - see Roster on page 431
- Company D - many men from Bartholomew and Jackson counties - see Roster on page 432
- Company E - many men from Bartholomew , Switzerland and Jackson counties - see Roster on page 434
- Company F- many men from Bartholomew , Jay, and Randolph counties - see Roster on page 435
- Company G - many men from Tipton County - see Roster on page 437
- Company H - many men from Henry and Wayne counties - see Roster on page 438
- Company I - many men from Switzerland and Jennings counties - see Roster on page
- Company K - many men from Bartholomew, Jackson and Randolph counties - see Roster on page 441
- Unassigned Recuits - see Roster on page 443
The list of companies with their counties and their rosters are on the 140th Regimen, Indiana Infantry on CIVIL WAR INDEX web site. (accessed 29 Jan 2011)
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Indiana State Digital Achives for Civil War can be searched by soldier's name (accessed 1 May 2011)
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Indiana in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Indiana in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Indiana, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 1 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- The Civil War Archive. (accessed 13 Dec 2010) Website with histories of the Indiana Regiments.
- Wikipedia (accessed 13 Dec 2010) article on the 140th Regiment, Indiana Infantry.
- Union Army Regimental History Index (accessed 14 Dec 2010) Index Of Regimental Histories: Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry, and other units, states Alabama to Indiana
- 140th Regiment Indiana, Company K (accessed 11 Dec 2010) Muster roll (Jackson Country)
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).