29th Regiment, Indiana Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
This Unit was organized at Laporte, Indiana, and mustered in August 27, 1861. It had Garrison duty at Marietta and Dalton, Georgia, till December. They mustered out December 2, 1865.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section,29th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 4 May 2012).
- The Wikipedia article, 29th Regiment Indiana Infantry, (accessed 21 June 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 with Staff - see Roster
- Company A - many men from Steuben and Greene counties - see Roster on page 655
- Company B - many men from Elkhart County - see Roster on page 658
- Company C - many men from La Porte County - see Roster on page 661
- Company D - many men from Fulton and Knox counties - see Roster on page 663
- Company E - many men from Cass County - see Roster on page 665
- Company F - many men from St. Joseph County - see Roster on page 668
- Company G - many men from La Porte and St. Joseph counties - see Roster on page 671
- Company H - many men from Fulton and Miami and St. Joseph counties - see Roster on page 672
- Company I - many men from Marshall and Porter counties - see Roster on page 675
- Company K - many men from St. Joseph and Marshall counties - see Roster on page 677
- Unassigned Recruits - see Roster on page 541
The list of companies with their counties and their rosters are on the 29th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry on the CIVIL WAR INDEX web site. (accessed 18 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.
- The Civil War Archive. (accessed 13 Dec 2010) Brief history of the 29th Regiment, Indiana Infantry.
- Wikipedia (accessed 13 Dec 2010) article on the 29th 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
- Martin, Hiram H., "Service Afield and Afloat: A Reminiscence of the Civil War", (ed. Guy R. Everson, Indiana Magazine of History 89, no. 1 (March 1993): 35-56). 1861-1864, LaPorte County (LaPorte), 29th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Co. G Abstract and Bibliographic Information article PDF (accessed 11 Apr 2011)
- Traub, John, "Letters of John Traub, Twenty-Ninth Indiana Infantry" ,(ed. Paul Fatout, Indiana Magazine of History 53, no. 2 (June 1957): 171-174.) 1862-1863 ,unknown,29th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Abstract and Bibliographic Information article PDF
- O'Connor, Cathy L., and Timothy Edward Howard. Every Name Index to A History of St. Joseph County, Indiana, Volumes One & Two, by Timothy Edward Howard, (1907. Edwardsburg, Mich: Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007.) FHL US/CAN Book 977.289 H2h v.2 pt .2 FHL 1550208 other libraries Google books (accessed 11 Apr 2011)
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
- "Military Record" Chapter 25 in Packard, Jasper. 1976. History of LaPorte County, Indiana, and its townships, towns and cities. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic.),(page 333-338; Regiment,Companies, Name's) FHL US/CAN Book FHL CollectionFamilySearch Books Online other libraries977.291 H2p