81st Regiment, Indiana Infantry

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

This Unit was organized at New Albany, Indiana, and mustered in August 29, 1862.  Were in operations in East Tennessee March 15-April 22. At Nashville till June. They mustered out June 13, 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 81th Regimen, Indiana Infantry on CIVIL WAR INDEX web site. (accessed 21 Jan 2011)



The list of companies(A-K) and their rosters, name, date of commission are on the 81th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry 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 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.
  • Wikipedia (accessed 13 Dec 2010) article on the 81st Regiment, Indiana Infantry.


  •  Morris, G. W. (1901). History of the Eighty-First Regiment of Indiana Volunteer Infantry: In the Great War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865, telling of its origin and organization, a description of the material of which it was composed, its rapid and severe marches, hard service and fierce conflicts on many bloody fields, pathetic scenes, amusing incidents and thrilling episodes, a regimental roster, prison life, adventures, etc. (Louisville, Ky: Franklin Print. Co.) FHL US/CAN Fiche 6084419 (3 fiche)  FHL Collection  other libraries  INTERNET ARCHIVE   Allen Library

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
  2. "The Military History of Clark County" chapter 18-19 in Baird, Lewis C. 1972. Baird's history of Clark County, Indiana. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic) (page 178-205,Regiment, Compaies) 977.2185 H2b FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection other librariesINTERNET ACHIVE