43rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry

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Brief History

This Unit was organized at Terre Haute, Indiana, and mustered in September 27, 1861.  It was reassigned to guard duty at Camp Morton guarding Confederate prisoners till June, 1865. They mustered out June 14, 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 43th Regimen, Indiana Infantry on CIVIL WAR INDEX web site. (accessed 21 Jan 2011)

Other Sources

WEBSITES

  • 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)  Brief histories of the 43rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry.
  • Wikipedia (accessed 13 Dec 2010) article on the 43th Regiment, Indiana Infantry.
  • Little, Horace B., "Reminiscences of the Civil War: Escape from Fort Tyler Prison" (Indiana Magazine of History 13, no. 1 (March 1917): 42-50.) ,Home: Hendricks County (Danville) 1865, Jefferson County (Danville), 43rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Co. K   Abstract and Bibliographic Information  article PDF

BOOK

  •  McLean, William Edward. The Forty-Third Regiment of Indiana Volunteers: An Historic Sketch of Its Career and Services. (Terre Haute, Ind: C.W. Brown, 1903.)FHL US/CAN Fiche
    6084392 (2 fiche) FHL Collection  other library  Allen Library

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).