UNION INDIANA VOLUNTEERS
16th Regiment, Indiana Infantry
Organized at Indianapolis, Ind., May 27 to August 19, 1862. Mustered in August 19, 1862. Moved to Louisville, Ky., August 19, and to Richmond, Ky. Attached to Manson's Brigade, Army of Kentucky. Battle of Richmond, Ky., August 30. Regiment captured. Paroles and sent to Indianapolis, Ind. Exchanged November 1, 1862. Ordered to Memphis, Tenn., November 20. Attached to 1st Brigade, 10th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 10th Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to August, 1863, and Dept. of the Gulf to September, 1863. Unattached Cayalry Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to November, 1863. 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. 4th Brigade, Cavalry Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1864. District of LaFourche, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1865.
- Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 20, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Expedition to Texas and Shreveport R. R. December 25-26. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28. Chickasaw Bluff December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 17-21. Duty there and at Milliken's Bend till April. Expedition to Greenville, Miss., and Cypress Bend, Ark., February 14-29. Action at Cypress Bend, Ark., February 19. Fish Lake, near Greenville, February 23. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson, Miss., May 1. Battle of Champion's Hill May 16. Big Black River May 17.
Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Duty at Vicksburg till August 24. Ordered to New Orleans, La., August 24. Regiment mounted and assigned to duty along Eastern shore of the Mississippi, protecting transportation to New Orleans and points along the coast till October. Expedition to New and Amite Rivers September 24-29. Western Louisiana "Teche" Campaign October 3-November 30. Action at Grand Coteau November 3. Vermillionville November 8. Camp Piatt November 20. Ordered to New Orleans to refit. Action at Franklin February 22, 1864. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Advance from Franklin to Alexandria March 14-26. Bayou Rapides March 20. Henderson's Hill March 21. Monett's Ferry and Cloutiersville March 29-30. Crump's Hill April 2. Wilson's Plantation, near Pleasant Hill, April 7. Bayou de Paul Carroll's Mills April 8. Battle of Sabine Cross Roads April 8. Pleasant Hill April 9. Grand Ecore April 16. Natchitoches April 22. About Cloutiersville April 22-24. Cane River Crossing April 23. Alexandria April 28. Hudnot's Plantation May 1. Alexandria May 1-8. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Wilson's Landing May 14. Avoyelle's Prairie May 15. Mansure May 16. Morganza May 28. Ordered to report to General Cameron, and assigned to frontier and patrol duty in District of Lafourche, Dept. of the Gulf, till June, 1865. Action at Berwick August 27, 1864. Expedition to Natchez Bayou August 30-September 2. Near Gentilly's Plantation September 1. Expedition to Grand Lake, Grand River, Lake Fosso Point, Bayou Pigeon and Lake Natchez September 7-11. Labadieville September 8. Bayou Corn September 9. Expedition from Terre Bonne to Bayou Grand Caillou November 19-27. Bayou Grand Caillou November 23. Expedition from Morganza to Morgan's Ferry, Archafalaya River, December 13-14. Expedition from Brashear City to Amite River February 10-13, 1865. Expedition to Grand Glaze, and Bayou Goula February 14-18 (Cos. "B," "F," "K"). Scout to Bayou Goula March 23-24 (Co. "K"). Skirmish Grand Bayou April 4. Expedition to Bayou Goula April 19-25 (Cos. "B," "K"). Operations about Brashear City April 21-22. Skirmish Brown's Plantation May 11. Mustered out June 30, 1865. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 13th Indiana Cavalry.
Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 82 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 212 Enlisted men by disease. Total 297.
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