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13th Indiana Infantry Regiment
Flag of the United States (1863-1865)
Flag of the United States, 1863-1865
Country United States
Branch Infantry
Allegiance Union
Service history
Active June 19, 1861 to September 5, 1865
Battles Battle of Rich Mountain
Battle of Cheat Mountain
Battle of Greenbrier River
Battle of Camp Allegheny
First Battle of Kernstown
Battle of Port Republic
Joint Expedition Against Franklin
Siege of Suffolk
Second Battle of Charleston Harbor
Battle of Port Walthall Junction
Battle of Swift Creek
Battle of Chester Station
Battle of Drewry's Bluff
Battle of Cold Harbor
Siege of Petersburg
Battle of the Crater
Second Battle of Deep Bottom
Battle of Chaffin's Farm
Battle of Fair Oaks & Darbytown Road
First Battle of Fort Fisher
Second Battle of Fort Fisher
Battle of Wilmington
Carolinas Campaign

The 13th Indiana Infantry Regiment, was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 13th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment was originally accepted for state service for one year and was organized at Indianapolis for the U. S. service by volunteers from the companies in camp. It was one of the first four regiments volunteering from the state for three years and was mustered in June 19, 1861.

Attached to Rosecrans' Brigade, McClellan's Army of West Virginia, July 1861. 1st Brigade, Army of Occupation, West Virginia, to September, 1861. Reynolds' Cheat Mountain Brigade, West Virginia, to November, 1861. Milroy's Command, Cheat Mountain District, W. Va., to January, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Landers' Division, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Shields' 2nd Division, Banks' 5th Army Corps and Dept. of the Shenandoah to May, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Shields' Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to July, 1862. Ferry's 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1862. Ferry's Brigade, Division at Suffolk, Va., 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, September, 1862. Foster's Provisional Brigade, Division at Suffolk, 7th Army Corps, to April, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, Vogdes' Division, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South, to January. 1864. 1st Brigade, Vogdes Division, Folly Island, S.C., Northern District, Dept. of the South, to February, 1864. 1st Brigade, Vogdes' Division, District of Florida, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Army Corps, to June, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 24th Army Corps, to January, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Terry's Provisional Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to March, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to September, 1865.

Detailed serviceEdit

Left State for West Virginia July 4. Campaign in West Virginia July 7–17, 1861. Battle of Rich Mountain July 11. Moved to Beverly July 13, thence to Cheat Mountain Pass. Operations on Cheat Mountain September 11–17. Cheat Mountain Pass September 12. Greenbrier River October 3–4. Scouting Expedition through the Kanawha District October 29-November 7. Expedition to Camp Baldwin December 11–14. Action at Camp Allegheny December 13. Moved to Green Springs Run December 18, and duty there till March, 1862. Skirmishes at Bath, Hancock, Great Cacapon Bridge, Alpine Station and Sir John's Run January 1–4. Advance on Winchester, Va., March 5–15. Kernstown March 22. Battle of Winchester March 23. Occupation of Mt. Jackson April 17. Summerville Heights May 7. March to Fredericksburg May 12–21, and return to Front Royal May 25–30. Battle of Port Republic June 9. Moved to the Peninsula, Va., June 29-July 2. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Moved to Fortress Monroe August 16–23, thence to Suffolk, Va., August 30, and duty there till June 27, 1863. Reconnaissance to Franklin on the Blackwater October 3, 1862. Franklin October 3. Zuni Minor's Ford December 12. Expedition toward Blackwater January 8–10, 1863. Action at Deserted House January 30. Leesville April 4. Siege of Suffolk April 12-May 4. Edenton, Providence Church and Somerton Roads April 13. Suffolk April 17. Edenton Road April 24. Siege of Suffolk raised May 4. Foster's Plantation May 20. Dix's Peninsula Campaign June 24-July 7. Expedition from White House to South Anna Bridge July 1–7. South Anna Bridge July 4. Moved to Folly Island, S.C., July 28-August 3. Siege operations against Fort Wagner, Morris Island and against Fort Sumpter and Charleston, S.C., till February, 1864. Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg September 7, 1863. Stationed at Folly Island October, 1863, to February, 1864. Reenlisted December, 1863. Moved to Jacksonville, Fla., February 23, 1864, and duty there till April 17. Ordered to Hilton Head, S.C.; thence to Gloucester Point, Va. Butler's operations on Southside of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond, Va., May 4-28. Occupation of Bermuda Hundred May 5. Port Walthal Junction May 6–7. Swift Creek May 9–10. Chester Station May 10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12–16. Battle of Drewry's Bluff May 14–16. Bermuda Hundred May 16–28. Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor May 28-June 1. Battles about Cold Harbor June 1–12; before Petersburg June 15–18. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to December 6, 1864. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Non-Veterans left front June 19. Mustered out June 24, 1864. Demonstration north of the James at Deep Bottom August 13–20. Battle of Strawberry Plains August 14–18. Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 28–30. Battle of Fair Oaks October 27–28. Detached duty at New York City during Election of 1864 November 4–17. Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C., December 7–27. 2nd Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C., January 3–15, 1865. Assault and capture of Fort Fisher January 15. Town Creek February 19–20. Capture of Wilmington February 22. Campaign of the Carolinas March 1-April 26. Advance on Goldsboro March 6–21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 21. Advance on Raleigh April 10–14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty at various points in North Carolina till September. Mustered out September 5, 1865.


The original strength of the regiment was 1,047. Gain by recruits, 192; reenlistments, 148; unassigned recruits, 40; total, 1,427. Loss by death, 136; desertion, 103; unaccounted for 25. At its reorganization, the original strength was 980. Gain by recruits, 166; total 1,146. Loss by death, 98; desertion, 1; unaccounted for, 30. The 13th I.V.I. lost during service 3 Officers and 104 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 146 Enlisted men by disease. Total 255



  1. A biographical history of eminent and self-made men of the state of Indiana, Volume: 1, page 731, Cincinnati, Western Biographical Publishing Co., 1880.
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See alsoEdit


  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
  • The Union Army: Military Affairs and Regimental Histories of New Jersey, Indiana, Illinois and Michigan, Volume 3, Madison, Wis. Federal Publishing Company, 1908.
  • Terrell, William Henry Harrison, Report of the Adjutant General of the state of Indiana, Volume 2, A.H. Connor [etc.] State Printer, 1865.
  • PD-icon 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.

Further readingEdit

  • Stevenson, David, ROLL OF HONOR, VOLUME I, K. E. COR, Indianapolis, 1864.

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