59th Indiana Infantry Regiment

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59th Regiment, Indiana Infantry
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Flag of the United States, 1865-1867
Active February 1862 - July 1865
Country United States of America
Allegiance Union Army
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Engagements Siege of Island No. 10
Siege of Corinth
Second Battle of Corinth
Battle of Raymond
Battle of Jackson
Battle of Champion Hill
Battle of Vicksburg
March to the Sea
Bentonville
Battle of Bentonville

The 59th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, was organized at Gosport and Indianapolis, Indiana on February 11, 1862. It was moved to Commerce, Missouri on February 18-22, the first Regiment to report to General Pope for duty with the Army of Mississippi during the American Civil War.

History[edit]

The 59th Regiment, Indiana Infantry was attached to

  • The 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Mississippi, to April, 1862.
  • The 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of Mississippi, to April, 1862.
  • The 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of Mississippi, to November, 1862.
  • The 1st Brigade, 7th Division, Left Wing 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862.
  • The 1st Brigade, 7th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1863.
  • The 1st Brigade, 7th Division, 17th Army Corps, to September, 1863.
  • The 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 17th Army Corps, to December, 1863.
  • The 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps, to April, 1865.
  • The 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

Service[edit]

1862[edit]

1863[edit]

1864[edit]

  • Re-enlisted January 1, 1864.
  • Guard Bridge at Etowah River July 13-August 26, 1864.
  • Ordered to Chattanooga, Tennessee, August 26, 1864.
  • Pursuit of Wheeler August 27–31, 1864.
  • Duty at Chattanooga till September 21, and at Etowah River till November 12, 1864.
  • March to the sea November 15-December 10, 1864.
  • Siege of Savannah on December 10–21, 1864.

1865[edit]

Casualties[edit]

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 36 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 229 Enlisted men by disease. Total 266.

References[edit]

  • A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)