59th Regiment, Indiana Infantry

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Brief History

Organized at Gosport and Indianapolis, Ind., February 11, 1862. At Richmond, Virginia, April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Kentucky, June, and there mustered out July 17, 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 59th Regimen, Indiana Infantry on CIVIL WAR INDEX web site. (accessed 21 Jan 2011)


Companies A, D, and E - many men from Greene County  [2]

Other Sources


  • Wikipedia (accessed 13 Dec 2010) article on the 59th Regiment, Indiana.
  • Matthews, James Louis (Sgt.), "Civil War Diary of Sergeant James Louis Matthews", (Indiana Magazine of History 24, no. 4 (December 1928): 306-316.), 1864-1865 ,Warrick County (Newburgh), 59th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Co. E   Abstract and Bibliographic Information  article PDF



  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
  2. "Military History of Greence County" Chaper 8, 9, 10, in Caperton, Neda.Index of Names in the Sullivan County Section of History of Greene and Sullivan Counties, Indiana, 1884. ( [Indianapolis]: Indiana Historical Society Library, 1972.) (page 115-181, Regiment, Companies, Names), 977.242 H2hi FHL US/CAN FHL Collection other library Family History Archives