29th Regiment, Indiana Infantry

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Brief History

Organized at Laporte, Indiana, and mustered in August 27, 1861.
Garrison duty at Marietta and Dalton, Georgia, till December. Mustered out December 2, 1865.[1]

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 29th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry on the CIVIL WAR INDEX web site. (accessed 18 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 29th Regiment, Indiana Infantry.
  • 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)


  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
  2. "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)977.291 H2p FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection other librariesFamily History Archives