58th Regiment, Indiana Infantry

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

This Unit was organized at Princeton and Indianapolis, Indiana, November 12 to December 22, 1861.  It march to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Virginia., April 29-May 20 and Grand Review May 24. They moved to Louisville, Kentucky, June, and there mustered out July 25, 1865.[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 th Regimen, Indiana Infantry on CIVIL WAR INDEX web site. (accessed 21 Jan 2011)


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 58th Regiment, Indiana Infantry.
  • Patten, James Comfort, "An Indiana Doctor Marches with Sherman: The Diary of James Comfort Patten", (ed. Robert G. Athearn, Indiana Magazine of History 49, no. 4 (December 1953): 405-422.) ,1864, Gibson County (Princeton), 58th Indiana Volunteer Infantry  Abstract and Bibliographic Information   article PDF


  • Kerwood, Asbury L. Annals of the Fifty-Seventh Regiment Indiana Volunteers. Marches, Battles, and Incidents of Army Life. Dayton: O.W.J. Shuey, 1868. FHL US/CAN Fiche 6084400 (4 fiche) FHL 670177  other library  Google books
  • Hight, J. J., & In Stormont, G. R. (1895). History of the Fifty-eighth regiment of Indiana volunteer infantry: Its organization, campaigns and battles from 1861 to 1865 : from the manuscript prepared by the late chaplain John J. Hight, during his service with the regiment in the field.( Princeton: Press of the Clarion.)  977.2 M2hj FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection  other libraries   Google books   INTERNET ARCHIVE
  • Fifty-eighth Indiana Regimental Association. (1892). Organization of the 58th Indiana Regimental Association: At Oakland City, Indiana, October 22, 1891. (Princeton, Ind: Clarion Job Office.) FHL US/CAN Fiche 6084401 (1 fiche) FHL Collection  other libraries

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
  2. "Military History" Chapter 5 in History of Pike and Dubois counties, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc.: together with an extended history of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the state of Indiana. 2000. (La Crosse, Wis: Brookhaven Press. Harvard (18th ed.)) (page 327), 977.23 H2h FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection other libraryINTERNET ARCHIVE
  3. "Military History" Chapter 7 in History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana, from the earliest time to the present; together with interesting biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc. (1973. Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic.), (page 384, Regiment, Company), FHL US/CAN Film 934922 Item 4 FHL Collection other libraries INTERNET ARCHIVE
  4. "The War For The Union" in "Patrictish" Chapter 11 of Jas. T. Tartt Co. 1978. History of Gibson County, Indiana: with illustrations descriptive of its scenery, and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic.), (page 104-135, Regiment,Companies, Name's),977.235 H2ga FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection other libraries