139th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
This Unit was organized at Indianapolis, Indiana, and mustered in June 5, 1864. They mustered out September 29, 1865.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 139th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 25 May 2012).
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
- Officer and Non-Commissioned Office - see Roster
- Company A - many men from Clinton, Boone, Grant, and Miami counties - see Roster on page 416
- Company B - many men from Franklin and Floyd counties - see Roster on page 417
- Company C - many men from Dearborn County - see Roster on page 418
- Company D - many men from Noble and Grant counties - see Roster on page 420
- Company E - many men from Henry County - see Roster on page 421
- Company F- many men from Fayette County - see Roster on page 422
- Company G - many men from Henry, Ripley, andRush counties - see Roster on page 424
- Company H - many men from Allen County - see Roster on page 425
- Company I - many men from Jay, Blakford, Adams, Morgan, and Randolph counties - see Roster on page 426
- Company K - many men from Switzerland, Jefferson, and Dearborn counties - see Roster on page 427
The list of companies with their counties and their rosters are on the 139th Regimen, Indiana Infantry on CIVIL WAR INDEX web site. (accessed 29 Jan 2011)
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Indiana State Digital Achives for Civil War can be searched by soldier's name (accessed 1 May 2011)
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Indiana in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Indiana in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Indiana, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 1 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- The Civil War Archive. (accessed 13 Dec 2010) Website with histories of the Indiana Regiments.
- Wikipedia (accessed 13 Dec 2010) article on the 139th Regiment, Indiana Infantry.
- Union Army Regimental History Index (accessed 14 Dec 2010) Index Of Regimental Histories: Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry, and other units, states Alabama to Indiana
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
- "Jay County And The War" Chapter 17 in Montgomery, M.W., History of Jay County, Indiana, (Chicago, Illinois: Church, Goodman Cushing, 1864), (page 279, Regiment, Company, Name's),977.267 H2m FHL US/CAN Book FHL CollectionINTERNET ARCHIVE