37th Regiment, Indiana Infantry

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

This Unit was organized at Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and mustered in September 18, 1861. It was ordered to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Virginia, April 29-May 20 and Grand Review May 24. They moved to Louisville, Kentucky, June, and there mustered out July 25, 1865.[1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

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.

The list of companies with their counties and their rosters are on the 37th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry on CIVIL WAR INDEX web site.

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.
  • Wikipendia (accessed 13 Dec 2010) article on the 37th Regiment, Indiana Infantry.
  • Hughes, Frank (Lt.), "Diary of Lieutenant Frank Hughes", (ed. Norman Niccum, Indiana Magazine of History 45, no. 3 (September 1949): 275-284)1862, Decatur County (Adams), 37th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Co. E    Abstract and Bibliographic Information   article PDF  (accessed 7 Apr 2011)


  • Puntenney, George H. History of the Thirty-Seventh Regiment of Indiana Infantry Volunteers; Its Organization, Campaigns, and Battles--Sept. '61-Oct. '64. (Rushville, Ind: Jacksonian Book and Job Department, 1896.) FHL Collection     other library    INTERNET ARCHIVE   (accessed 7 Apr 2011)  Google books
  • Shook, Hezekiah. Address Delivered on the Occasion of the 2nd Annual Reunion of the 37th Indiana Vols. Infty. at Greensburg, Ind., Sept. 19, 1878.( Indianapolis: Central Print. Co, 1879.)   FHL US/CAN Fiche 6084388 (1 fiche)  FHL Collection  other library  the free encyclopedia

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).