124th Regiment, Indiana Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
This Unit was organized at Richmond, Terre Haute and Indianapolis, Indiana, November, 1863, to March, 1864.It was in the surrender of Johnston and his army and had duty at Raleigh, Greensboro and Charlotte, North Caroline, till August. They mustered out August 31, 1865.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 124th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 24 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 Fayette County - see Roster on page 183
- Company B - many men from Wayne, Randolph and Delaware counties - see Roster on page 184
- Company C - many men from Rush, Shelby and Marion counties - see Roster on page 186
- Company D - many men from Marion and Hendricks counties - see Roster on page 187
- Company E - many men from Clay County - see Roster on page 189
- Company F- many men from Henry, Randolph and Wayne counties - see Roster on page 190
- Company G - many men from Randolph, Hendricks and Wayne counties - see Roster on page 192
- Company H - many men from Randolph and Wayne counties - see Roster on page 193
- Company I - many men from Park, Wayne, Henry and Marshall counties - see Roster on page 195
- Company K - many men from Wayne County - see Roster on page 196
- Unassigned Recuits - see Roster on page 197
The list of companies with their counties and their rosters are on the 124th Regimen, Indiana Infantry on CIVIL WAR INDEX web site. (accessed 29 Jan 2011)
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- 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) Brief history of the 124th Regiment, Indiana Infantry.
- Wikipedia (accessed 13 Dec 2010) article on the 124th 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).