73rd Indiana Infantry Regiment

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73rd Regiment Indiana Infantry
Active August 16, 1862 to July 1, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Perryville
Battle of Stones River
Streight's Raid

The 73rd Regiment Indiana Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 73rd Indiana Infantry was organized and mustered in at Camp Rose, South Bend, Indiana for a three-year enlistment on August 16, 1862 under the command of Colonel Gilbert Hathaway.

The regiment was attached to 20th Brigade, 6th Division, Army of the Ohio, September 1862. 20th Brigade, 6th Division, II Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Left Wing, XIV Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, XXI Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to April 1863. Streight's Provisional Brigade. Department of the Cumberland, to May 1863. Prisoners of war to December 1863. Post and District of Nashville, Tennessee, Department of the Cumberland, to January 1864. 1st Brigade, District of Nashville, Tennessee, Department of the Cumberland, January 1864. 1st Brigade, Rousseau's 3rd Division, XII Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to April 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, XX Corps, Department of the Cumberland, to March 1865. District of Northern Alabama, Department of the Cumberland, to June 1865.

The 73rd Indiana Infantry mustered out of service on July 1, 1865.

Detailed service[edit]

Ordered to Lexington, Ky. Evacuation of Lexington August 31. Pursuit of Bragg, to London, Ky., October 1–22, 1862. Battle of Perryville. Ky., October 8 (reserve). March to Nashville, Tenn., October 22-November 9, and duty there until December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26–30. Battle of Stones River December 30–31, 1862 and January 1–3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro until April. Reconnaissance to Nolensville and Versailles January 13–15. Streight's Raid to Rome, Ga., April 26-May 3. Day's Gap, Sand Mountain, Crooked Creek and Hog Mountain April 30. East Branch, Black Warrior Creek, May 1. Blount's Farm and Center May 2. Cedar Bluff May 3. Regiment captured. Reorganized and rejoined army at Nashville, Tenn., December 1863. Guard duty along Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, and picketing Tennessee River from Draper's Ferry to Limestone Point. Headquarters at Triana until September 1864. Paint Rock Bridge April 8, 1864. Scout from Triana to Somerville July 29 (detachment). Action at Athens, Ala., October 1–2. Defense of Decatur October 26–29. Duty at Stevenson, Ala., until January 1865. At Huntsville, Ala., and along Mobile & Charleston Railroad until July. Gurley's Tank February 16, 1865 (detachment).


The regiment lost a total of 241 men during service; 3 officers and 41 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 191 enlisted men died of disease.


  • Colonel Gilbert Hathaway - killed in action at Blount's Farm, May 2, 1863
  • Colonel Alfred B. Wade

Notable members[edit]

See also[edit]


  • Baughman, James Keir. The Boys from Lake County: Co. A, 73rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment (Florida: Baughman Literary Group), 2006. ISBN 0-9790443-4-0
  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
  • Seventy-Third Indiana Regimental Association. History of the Seventy-Third Indiana Volunteers in the War of 1861-65 (Washington, DC: Carnahan Press), 1909.
  • This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co.

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