49th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry

Organized at Jeffersonville, Ind., and mustered in November 21, 1861. Moved to Bardstown, Ky.,December 11-13, and duty there till January 12, 1862. Attached to 12th Brigade, Army of theOhio, December, 1861. 12th Brigade, 1st Division, Army of the Ohio, to March, 1862. 24thBrigade, 7th Division, Army of the Ohio, to October, 1862. 3rd Brigade, Cumberland Division,District of West Virginia, Dept. of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 9th Division,Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade,Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 9th Division, 13th Army Corps,Army of Tennessee, to February, 1863. 1st Brigade, 9th Division, 13th Army Corps, to July,1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to August, 1863, andDept. of the Gulf to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, to July, 1864. 4thBrigade, 1st Division, District of Kentucky, to February, 1865. Dept. of Kentucky to September,1865.


SERVICE.--March to Cumberland Ford January 12-February 15, 1862. Flat Lick Ford,Cumberland River, February 14. Skirmishes at Big Creek Gap and Jacksonborough March 14(Detachment). Reconnaissance toward Cumberland Gap and skirmishes March 21-23. Duty atCumberland Ford till June. Cumberland Gap Campaign March 28 to June 18. Occupation ofCumberland Gap June 18 to September 16. Tazwell July 22 (Detachment). Evacuation ofCumberland Gap and retreat to the Ohio River September 17-October 3. Expedition toCharleston, W.Va., October 21-November 10. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., November 10, andduty there till December 20. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 20, 1862, to January 3,1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28. Chickasaw Bluff December 29. Expedition toArkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post,January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 15; thence to Milliken's Bend March 8.Operations from Milliken's Bend to New Carthage March 31-April 17. James' Plantation, nearNew Carthage, April 6 and 8. Dunbar's Plantation, Bayou Vidal, April 15. Expedition fromPerkin's Plantation to Hard Times Landing April 25-29. Phelps' and Clark's Bayous April 26.Choctaw Bayou on Lake Bruin April 28. Battle of Thompson's Hill, Port Gibson, May 1. Battleof Champion's Hill May 16. Big Black River Bridge May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. NearClinton July 8. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Ordered to New Orleans, La., August 13. Duty atCarrollton, Brashear City and Berwick till October. Western Louisiana "Teche" CampaignOctober 3-November 30. Moved to New Orleans, thence to DeCrow's Point, Tex., December10-14. Duty at Matagorda Island and Indianola till April, 1864. Ordered to New Orleans April 19,thence to Alexandria April 23. Red River Campaign April 26-May 22. Action at Graham'sPlantation May 5. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Expedition to the Atchafalaya May 30-June6. Duty at Morganza till July. Moved to New Orleans, thence home on Veteran furlough July andAugust. Ordered to Lexington, Ky., and garrison duty there till September 7, 1865. Moved toLouisville, Ky., September 7, and there mustered out September 13, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 40 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and3 Officers and 192 Enlisted men by disease. Total 236.

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Source: A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer. Copyright,1908.