144th Indiana Infantry Regiment

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144th Indiana Infantry Regiment
Active March 6–August 5, 1865
Country  United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Size Regiment[note 1]
Engagements American Civil War
Disbanded August 5, 1865
Commanders
Colonel George W. Riddle[1]
Lieutenant Colonel Henry C. Ferguson[1]
Major Thomas Clark[1]

The 144th Indiana Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment from Indiana that served in the Union Army between March 6 and August 5, 1865, during the American Civil War.

Service[edit]

The regiment was organized at Indianapolis, Indiana, with a strength of 1,036 men[1] and mustered in on March 6, 1865.[1][2] The 144th was composed of companies raised in the 2nd district and it left Indiana for Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, on March 9.[1][2] The regiment was attached to the 1st Brigade, 1st Provisional Division, Army of the Shenandoah.[1] Duty was performed at Halltown and Charleston, West Virginia, prior to serving in Winchester, Stevenson's Depot and Opequon Creek, Virginia until early August. The regiment was mustered out on August 5, 1865.[1][2] During its service the regiment incurred forty-six fatalities, another nineteen deserted and one unaccounted for.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ According to W.H.H. Terrell (1867), The Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana. Containing Rosters for the Years 1861–1865, Volume 7, the 144th Indiana Infantry Regiment was composed of ten companies. Companies "A" to "I" and "K".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Holloway (2004), pp. 148–149.
  2. ^ a b c Dyer (1959), Volume 3. p. 1,157.

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