88th Regiment, Indiana Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
This Unit was organized at Fort Wayne, Indiana, and mustered in August 29, 1862. It march to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Virginia, April 29-May 19 and Grand Review May 24. After service in various areas, it was ordered back to Indiana and then Mustered out June 7, 1865.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 88th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 10 May 2012).
- The Wikipedia article, 88th 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 and Non-Commissioned Office - see Roster
- Company A - many men from DeKalb County - see Roster on page 421
- Company B - many men from Noble County - see Roster on page 423
- Company C - many men from Allen County - see Roster on page 424
- Company D - many men from Allen and Noble counties - see Roster on page 426
- Company E - many men from Allen and Whitley counties - see Roster on page 427
- Company F- many men from Allen and Wells counties - see Roster on page 429
- Company G - many men from La Grange County - see Roster on page 432
- Company H - many men from DeKalb County - see Roster on page 432
- Company I - many men from Clay and Elkhart counties - see Roster on page 434
- Company K - many men from Whitley County - see Roster on page 436
- Unassigned Recruits - see Roster on page 437
The list of companies with their counties and their rosters are on the 88th Regimen, Indiana Infantry on CIVIL WAR INDEX web site. (Accessed: 27 Jan 2011)
88th Regiment, Indiana Infantry was organized within the Fourth Congressional District.
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.
- The Civil War Archive. (accessed 13 Dec 2010) Brief histories of the 88th Regiment, Indiana Infantry.
- Wikipedia (accessed 13 Dec 2010) article on the 88th Regiment, Indian Infantry.
- Union Army Regimental History Index (accessed 14 Dec 2010) Index Of Regimental Histories: Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry, and other units, states Alabama to Indiana
- Indiana Infantry. History Eighty-Eighth Indiana Volunteers Infantry. Engagements, Chronology, Roster. Mustered into Service August 29th, 1862. Mustered Out, June 7; Disbanded, June 20th, 1865. (Fort Wayne: W.D. Page, printer, 1895.) FHL US/CAN Fiche 6084425 (1 fiche) FHL Collection Allen Library other libraies
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).