147th Regiment, Indiana Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
This Unit was organized at Indianapolis, Indiana, and mustered in March 13, 1865. It was attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Provisional Division, Army of the Shenandoah, and guard duty at Charleston, Stevenson's Station and Summit Point, Berryville, Harper's Ferry and Maryland Heights till August. They mustered out August 4, 1865.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 147th 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 Randolph County - see Roster on page 518
- Company B - many men from Delaware County - see Roster on page 519
- Company C - many men from Henry, Union, Wayne, and Randoph counties - see Roster on page 521
- Company D - many men from Henry, Madison, and Pulaski counties - see Roster on page 522
- Company E - many men from Delaware and Greene counties - see Roster on page 524
- Company F- many men from Adam,Madison, Hancock,Allen, and Howard counties - see Roster on page 525
- Company G - many men from Carroll and Hamilton counties - see Roster on page 527
- Company H - many men from Henry, Hancock, and Wayne counties - see Roster on page 528
- Company I - many men from Randoph, Wayne, Henry, Fayette, and Delaware counties - see Roster on page 530
- Company K - many men from Benton, Fountain, and Cass counties - see Roster on page 531
- Unassigned Recuits - see Roster on page 533
The list of companies with their counties and their rosters are on the 147th 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 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.
- Wikipedia (accessed 13 Dec 2010) article on the 147th 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
- 147th Indiana Infantry Regiment (accessed 30 Dec 2010) timeline
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).