20th Indiana Infantry Regiment

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20th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry
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Flag of the United States, 1865-1867
Active July 22, 1861 to July 12, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Peninsular Campaign
Battle of Second Bull Run
Battle of Chantilly
Battle of Chancellorsville
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of Spotsylvania
Battle of Cold Harbor
Siege of Petersburg

The 20th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


Total strength and casualties[edit]

The regiment lost 15 officers and 186 enlisted men killed in action or died of wounds and 113 enlisted men men who died of disease, for a total of 314 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel William L. Brown (killed at Second Bull Run)
  • Colonel John Wheeler (killed at Gettysburg)
  • Colonel John Van Valkenburg (Colonel, Aug 30, 1862; Commanded 1 Brigade, 1 Division, 3 Army of the Potomac, Jan-Feb 1863.)[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unininf2.htm#20th The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
  2. ^ Hunt, Roger D (2014). Colonels in Blue- Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee: A Civil War Biographical Dictionary. McFarland & Company, Publishers. p. 120. ISBN 978-0-7864-7318-2.