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149th Indiana Infantry Regiment
Country Flag of the United States (1865–1867).svg United States
Branch Infantry
Allegiance Union
Service history
Active March 1–September 27, 1865
Size Regiment[note 1]
Battles American Civil War
Commanders
Commanders William A. Fairbanks[1]William D. Mull[1]Thomas B. Reeder[1]
Current commander Lieutenant ColonelLieutenant Colonel}
Command Sergeant Major MajorMajor
Insignia

The 149th Indiana Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment from Indiana that served in the Union Army between March 1 and September 27, 1865, during the American Civil War.

ServiceEdit

The regiment was recruited from the 7th district, and was organized at Indianapolis, Indiana, with a strength of 1,041 men[1] and mustered in on March 1, 1865.[1][2] It left Indiana for Nashville, Tennessee on March 3. It was then ordered to Decatur, Alabama for guard and garrison duty until late September. Whilst at Decatur, the regiment received the surrender of Generals Roddey and Polk.[1] The regiment was mustered out at Nashville, on September 27, 1865.[1][2] During its service the regiment incurred thirty-eight fatalities, and another twenty-seven men deserted.[1]

NotesEdit

  1. According to W.H.H. Terrell (1867), The Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana. Containing Rosters for the Years 1861–1865, Volume 7, the 149th Indiana Infantry Regiment was composed of ten companies. Companies "A" to "I" and "K".

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Holloway (2004), p. 150.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dyer (1959), Volume 3. pp. 1,157–1,158.

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