142nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
This Unit was organized at Indianapolis, Indiana, and mustered in November 3, 1864. They mustered out July 14, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 142nd 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 Noble and DeKalb counties - see Roster on page 444
- Company B - many men from Cass and White counties - see Roster on page 446
- Company C - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 447
- Company D - many men from Elkhart, Allen, DeKalb, and Noble counties - see Roster on page
- Company E - many men from Allen County- see Roster on page 450
- Company F- many men from Allen County- see Roster on page 451
- Company G - many men from Allen, Fayette, Huntington, and Noble counties - see Roster on page 453
- Company H - many men from Allen, White, Tippeanoe, Sullivan counties - see Roster on page 454
- Company I - many men from Howard, Hamilton, Miami and Fountain counties - see Roster on page 455
- Company K - many men from Cass, Miami, and Ohio counties - see Roster on page 457
- Unassigned Recuits - see Roster on page 458
The list of companies with their counties and their rosters are on the 142th 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 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 142th 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).