65th Indiana Infantry Regiment

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65th Regiment Indiana Infantry
Pvt Jackson O Broshears 1864.jpg
Private Jackson O. Broshears of Company D, 65th Indiana Infantry, under medical treatment in 1864, eight weeks after his release from a Confederate prison.
Active August 18, 1862 to June 22, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Campaigns Knoxville Campaign
Atlanta Campaign
Nashville Campaign
Campaign of the Carolinas

The 65th Regiment Indiana Cavalry, was organized in Princeton and recruited throughout the southern Indiana counties to fight in the American Civil War.

Organization[edit]

Regimental Commanders[edit]

Name Date of Commission Notes
John W. Foster August 18, 1862 Resigned March 10, 1864 due to disability. Re-entered service as Colonel of the 136th Regiment
Thomas Johnson March 11, 1864 Honorably discharged as Lieutenant Colonel on August 29, 1864 due to disability.
John W. Hammond September 7, 1864 Mustered out with Regiment as Lieutenant Colonel.

Regimental Units[edit]

Command Structure[edit]

Time period Command
February 1862 to June 1863 District of Western Kentucky, Department of the Ohio
June 1863 to August 1863 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, XXIII Corps, Army of the Ohio
August 1863 to October 1863 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, XXIII Corps, Army of the Ohio
October 1863 to November 1863 4th Brigade, 4th Division, XXIII Corps, Army of the Ohio
November 1863 to April 1864 2nd Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Department of the Ohio
April 1864 to February 1865 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, XXIII Corps, Army of the Ohio
February 1865 to June 1865 Department of North Carolina

Service[edit]

Date Event
August 20, 1862 Left State for Henderson, Kentucky
August 25, 1862 Action at Madisonville, Kentucky
Through August, 1863 Guard duty along line of Louisville & Nashville Railroad
September 12, 1862 Skirmish at Bradenburg, Kentucky
September 14, 1862 Skirmish at Henderson, Kentucky (Company D)
April 1863 Regiment mounted
July 21, 1863 Action at Cheshire, Ohio
July 29, 1863 Dixon (Company E)
August 16-October 17, 1863 Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee
September 2, 1863 Occupation of Knoxville
September 11, 1863 Action at Greenville
September 18, 1863 Kingsport
September 19, 1863 Bristol
September 20-21, 1863 Zollicoffer
September 20-21, 1863 Carter's Depot
September 21, 1863 Jonesborough
September 22, 1863 Hall's Ford, Watauga River
September 22, 1863 Carter's Depot
October 10, 1863 Blue Springs
October 11, 1863 Henderson's Mill and Rheatown
October 14, 1863 Blountsville
October 15, 1863 Bristol
November 4-December 23, 1863 Knoxville Campaign
November 19, 1863 Mulberry Gap
December 2, 1863 Walker's Ford, Clinch River
December 12, 1863 Near Maynardsville
December 14, 1863 Bean's Station
December 16-19, 1863 Blain's Cross Roads
January 16, 1864 Kimbrough's Cross Roads
January 16-17 and January 26-28, 1864 Operations about Dandridge
January 17, 1864 Dandridge
March 12, 1864 Scout to Chucky Bend
April 21, 1864 Regiment dismounted
May 1-September 8, 1864 Atlanta Campaign
May 8-13, 1864 Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge and Dalton
May 14-15, 1864 Battle of Resaca
May 20, 1864 Cartersville
May 25-June 5, 1864 Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills
June 10-July 2, 1864 Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain
June 15-17, 1864 Lost Mountain
June 17, 1864 Muddy Creek
June 22, 1864 Cheyney's Farm
June 26-27, 1864 Olley's Farm
June 27, 1864 Assault on Kenesaw
July 2-5, 1864 Nickajack Creek
July 5-17, 1864 Chattahoochie River
July 8, 1864 Isham's Ford
July 22-August 25, 1864 Siege of Atlanta
August 5-7, 1864 Utoy Creek
August 25-30, 1864 Flank movement on Jonesboro
August 31, 1864 Near Rough and Ready
September 2-6, 1864 Lovejoy's Station
September 28, 1864 Decatur
October 3-26, 1864 Pursuit of Hood into Alabama
November-December, 1864 Nashville Campaign
November 24-27, 1864 Columbia, Duck River
November 30, 1864 Battle of Franklin
December 15-16, 1864 Battle of Nashville
December 17-28, 1864 Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River
Through January 16, 1865 At Clifton, Tennessee
January 16-February 9, 1865 Movement to Washington, D. C., thence to Fort Fisher, North Carolina
February 11-14, 1865 Operations against Hoke
February 11, 1865 Sugar Leaf Battery
February 18-19, 1865 Fort Anderson
February 19-20, 1865 Town Creek
February 22, 1865 Capture of Wilmington
March 1-April 26, 1865 Campaign of the Carolinas
March 6-21, 1865 Advance on Goldsboro
April 10-14, 1865 Advance on Raleigh
April 14, 1865 Occupation of Raleigh
April 26, 1865 Bennett's House
Surrender of Johnston and his army
Through June, 1865 Duty at Raleigh and Greensboro
June 22, 1865 Mustered out

Strength[edit]

Original recruitment strength was 942 with 228 additional troops; total, 1,170. Regiment lost during service 34 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 216 Enlisted men by disease. Total 254, Additionally, 59 desertions and 8 unaccounted.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, Des Moines: Dyer Publishing Co. 1908.
  • Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, Volume 2, by W.H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Indiana, 1865
  • Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, Volume 6, by W.H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Indiana, 1866
  • "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 3

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