73rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry

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Brief History

This Unit was organized at South Bend, Indiana, and mustered in August 16, 1862. They were at Huntsville, Alabama, and along Mobile & Charleston Railroad until July and Gurley's Tank February 16, 1865  The detatchment mustered out July 1, 1865. [1]

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

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

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 73th Regimen, Indiana Infantry on CIVIL WAR INDEX web site. (accessed 21 Jan 2011)


Other Sources


  • 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 73rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry.


  • 73d Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry Association. Fifteenth Annual Reunion of the 73d Regiment Ind. Vol. Infantry Association Held Sept. 5 and 6, 1900, (South Bend, Indiana. Plymouth, Ind: Republican Press, 1900.)  Other Library
  • Company "C", Seventy-third infantry  was principally made up from St Joseph country. On page 724 on this book, give person from St. Joseph Country.  Howard, Timothy Edward, A History of St. Joseph County, Indiana  (Chicago, Illinois : Lewis Publishing Company, 1907 ) FHL US/CAN Book 977.289 H2h v.2 pt .2 Google Book  FHL 1550208  Other libraries with this book
  • Company D and Staff, 73rd Regiment Indiana Infantry Volunteers (Francis D. Webb) soldiersource
  • Baughman, James Keir. The Boys from Lake County: Co. A, 73rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment : an Epic Chronicle of America's Civil War. (Florida: [Baughman Literary Group], 2006)  Other Library
  • Baughman, James Keir, and Don Troiani. The Official History of the 73rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regimen in America's Civil War. (Washington, DC: Carnahan Press, 2009.)    Other Library
  • Indiana Infantry. History of the Seventy-Third Indiana Volunteers in the War of 1861-65. (Salem, Mass: Higginson Book Company, 1998.) FHL US/CAN Fiche 6084413 (6 fiche)  FHL Collection  Other Library
  • Meier, Velma. Dr. Wilson T. Pottenger, his paternal ancestors, and descendants of Dr. Wilson T. Pottenger and his wife, Mary Charlotte Armstrong Pottenger (73rd Indiana Regiment). ([United States] : V. Meier & M.P. Richey, [1979]), FHL book 929.273 A1 no. 2682


  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
  2. Company "C",;Seventy-third infantry; was principally made up from St Joseph country. On page 724 on this book,;give person from St. Joseph Country. ;Howard,;Timothy Edward, A History ;of St. Joseph County, Indiana; (Chicago, Illinois;: Lewis Publishing Company, 1907 );FHL US/CAN ;Book 977.289 H2h v.2 pt .2 pg=PA1127 lpg=PA1127 dq=a+history+oh+st.+joseph+country+indiana source=blots=i1WOCne4Qdsig=EI8Q5lDDsPntWO70eYVCQpqeYAghl=enei=bp4fTf-RG5P2tgPv-pnSAg=Xoi=book_resultct=resultresnum=5ved=0CCgQ6AEwBA#v=onepagef=false Google Book FHL 1550208;referer=brief_results Other libraries with this book