97th Regiment, Indiana Infantry
This Unit was organized at Terre Haute, Indiana, and mustered in September 20, 1862. It march to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Virginia, April 29-May 20 and Grand Review May 24. They mustered out June 9, 1865.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section,97th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 10 May 2012).
- The Wikipedia article, 97th Regiment Indiana Infantry, (accessed 21 June 2012).
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.
- Officer and Non-Commissioned Office - see Roster
- Company A - many men from Greene County - see Roster on page 518
- Company B - many men from Clay and Sullivan counties - see Roster on page 519
- Company C - many men from Greene, Harrison and Monroe counties - see Roster on page 520
- Company D - many men from Putnam and Clay counties - see Roster on page 522
- Company E - many men from Greene and Sullivan counties - see Roster on page 523
- Company F- many men from Greene and Owen counties - see Roster on page 525
- Company G - many men from Greene and Lawrence counties - see Roster on page 526
- Company H - many men from Owen County - see Roster on page 527
- Company I - many men from Greene and Sullivan counties - see Roster on page 528
- Company K - many men from Vermillion and Fountain counties - see Roster on page 530
- Unassigned Recuits - see Roster on page
The list of companies with their counties and their rosters are on the 97th Regimen, Indiana Infantry on CIVIL WAR INDEX web site. (accessed 27 Jan 2011)
97th Regiment, Indiana Infantry was organized within the Seventh Congressional District.
- 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) Website with histories of the Indiana Regiments.
- Wikipedia (accessed 13 Dec 2010) article on the 97th Regiment, Indiana.
- Union Army Regimental History Index (accessed 14 Dec 2010) Index Of Regimental Histories: Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry, and other units, states Alabama to Indiana
- Bir, Louis (Sgt.), "'Remenence of My Army Life'", (ed. George P. Clark, Indiana Magazine of History 101, no. 1 (March 2005): 15-57.) 1862-1865, Clark County, 97th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Co. K , Abstract and Bibliographic Information article PDF (accessed 4 Apr 2011)
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).