66th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry

Organized at New Albany and mustered in August 19, 1862. Left State forLexington, Ky., August 19; thence to Richmond, Ky. Attached to Cruft's Brigade,Army of Kentucky. Battle of Richmond August 30th. Regiment mostly captured,paroled and sent to New Albany, Ind; those not captured marched to New Albany;arrived September 10. Regiment moved to Indianapolis, Ind., November 18;thence to Corinth, Miss., December 10, 1862. Attached to 1st Brigade, Districtof Corinth, Miss., 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, December1862. 1st Brigade, District of Corinth, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863.1st Brigade, District of Corinth, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade,4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Garrison duty at Corinth, Miss., December, 1862, to August,1863. Dodge's Expedition into Northern Alabama April 15- May 2, 1863. RockCut, near Tuscumbia, April 22. Tuscumbia April 23. Town Creek April 28.Moved to Colliersville, Tenn., August 18, and duty there till October 29.Action at Colliersville October 11 (Cos. "B," "C," "D,""E," "G," "I"). March to Pulaski October 29-November11 and duty there till April 29, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September8. Demonstrations on Resaca May 8-13. Sugar Valley, near Resaca, May 9.Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Ley's Ferry, Oostenaula River, May 15. RomeCross Roads May 16. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of PumpkinVine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona HillsMay 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Ruff'sMills July 3-4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Battle of Atlanta July 22.Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30.Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6.Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November3. Reconnaissance from Rome on Cave Springs Road and skirmishes October12-13. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Little Ogeechee River December4. Jenk's Bridge and Eden Station December 7. Siege of Savannah December10-21. Salkehatchie Swamps, S.C., February 2-5. South Edisto River February9. North Edisto River February 12-13. South River February 15. ColumbiaFebruary 16-17. Little Congaree Creek February 16. Battle of Bentonville,N.C., March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 14. Advance on RaleighApril 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrenderof Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va.,April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out at Washington, D.C.,June 3, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 62 Enlisted men killed andmortally wounded and 1 Officer and 184 Enlisted men by disease. Total 250.

 

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