15th Regiment, Indiana Infantry

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15th Regiment, Indiana Infantry

Brief History[edit | edit source]

This Unit was organized at Lafayette, Indiana, for one year's service May, 1861. They reorganized for three years' service and mustered in June 14, 1861. It was mustered out June 16, 1864 (expiration of term).  The Veterans and Recruits transferred to 17th Indiana Infantry.[1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

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.

The list of companies with their counties and their rosters are on the 15th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry web site. (accessed 15 Jan 2011)


Company A, and H, many men from Jackson County [2]

Other Sources[edit | edit source]


  • 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, 1861-1865 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 9th Regiment, Indiana Infantry.


  • United States, and Edward M. Burns. 1889. Historical sketch of the organization and service of the Fifteenth Regiment Indiana Volunteers and third annual reunion .. Also a roster of surviving members. .FHL US/CAN Fiche 6084374 (1 fiche)  FHL Collection  other libraries
  • Smith, Samuel Thomas. The life and letters of Pvt. Samuel Thomas Smith, Fifteenth Indiana Regiment, Volunteers Civil War. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1989), FHL film 1638367 Item 6

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
  2. "Military History" Chapter 16 in History of Jackson County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present, with Biographical Sketches, Notes, Etc.: Together with an Extended History of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory and the State of Indiana. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic Inc, 1972.) Page 532-580, 977.223 H2b 1972 FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection other library