153rd Indiana Infantry Regiment

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153rd Indiana Infantry Regiment
Active March 1 – September 4, 1865
Country  United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Size Regiment[note 1]
Engagements American Civil War
Disbanded September 4, 1865
Commanders
Colonel Oliver H.P. Carey[1]
Lieutenant Colonel Charles S. Ellis[1]
Major James F. Wildman[1]

The 153rd Indiana Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment from Indiana that served in the Union Army between March 1 and September 4, 1865, during the American Civil War.

Service[edit]

The regiment was organized at Indianapolis, with a strength of 1,033 men[1] and mustered in on March 1, 1865.[1][2] It left Indiana for Nashville, Tennessee on March 5. While en route the regiment was stopped at Louisville, Kentucky, and ordered to proceed to Russellville, Kentucky, while a detachment went to Lyon County on April 29.[1][2] Companies "D", "G", and "H", were involved in numerous operations against guerrilla fighters in the vicinity of Russellville until June.[1] The regiment returned to Louisville, Ky., on June 16, where it saw duty at Taylor Barracks until early September. The regiment was mustered out on September 4, 1865.[1][2] During its service the regiment suffered forty-seven fatalities, another seventy-nine men deserted and unaccounted for, two men.[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 153rd 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), p. 151.
  2. ^ a b c Dyer (1959), Volume 3. p. 1,158.

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