43rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
This Unit was organized at Terre Haute, Indiana, and mustered in September 27, 1861. It was reassigned to guard duty at Camp Morton guarding Confederate prisoners till June, 1865. They mustered out June 14, 1865.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 43rd Regiment Infantry, (accessed 9 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 Clay County - see Roster on page 330
- Company B - many men from Putnam County - see Roster on page 333
- Company C - many men from Greene County - see Roster on page 336
- Company D - many men from Vigo County - see Roster on page 338
- Company E - many men from Sullivan County - see Roster on page 341
- Company F- many men from Lawrence County - see Roster on page 343
- Company G - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 346
- Company H - many men from Putnam County - see Roster on page 349
- Company I - many men from Vermillion County - see Roster on page 351
- Company K - many men from Parke County - see Roster on page 353
- Unassigned Recrits - see Roster on page 356
The list of companies with their counties and their rosters are on the 43th Regimen, Indiana Infantry on CIVIL WAR INDEX web site. (accessed 21 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) Brief histories of the 43rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry.
- Wikipedia (accessed 13 Dec 2010) article on the 43th 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
- Company 43 Indiana Voluntry Infantry (accessed 04 Jan 2011) of Greene Country, Indiana
- Little, Horace B., "Reminiscences of the Civil War: Escape from Fort Tyler Prison" (Indiana Magazine of History 13, no. 1 (March 1917): 42-50.) ,Home: Hendricks County (Danville) 1865, Jefferson County (Danville), 43rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Co. K Abstract and Bibliographic Information article PDF
- McLean, William Edward. The Forty-Third Regiment of Indiana Volunteers: An Historic Sketch of Its Career and Services. (Terre Haute, Ind: C.W. Brown, 1903.)FHL US/CAN Fiche
6084392 (2 fiche) FHL Collection other library Allen Library
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).