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49th Regiment, Indiana 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 the Ohio, December, 1861. 12th Brigade, 1st Division, Army of the Ohio, to March, 1862. 24th Brigade, 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 the 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, and Dept. of the Gulf to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, to July, 1864. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, District of Kentucky, to February, 1865. Dept. of Kentucky to September, 1865.

March to Cumberland Ford January 12-February 15, 1862. Flat Lick Ford, Cumberland River, February 14. Skirmishes at Big Creek Gap and Jacksborough March 14 (Detachment). Reconnoissance toward Cumberland Gap and skirmishes March 21-23. Duty at Cumberland Ford till June. Cumberland Gap Campaign March 28 to June 18. Occupation of Cumberland Gap June 18 to September 16. Tazewell July 22 (Detachment). Evacuation of Cumberland Gap and retreat to the Ohio River September 17-October 3. Expedition to Charleston, W. Va., October 21-November 10. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., November 10, and duty 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 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 15; thence to Milliken's Bend March 8. Operations from Milliken's Bend to New Carthage March 31-April 17. James' Plantation, near New Carthage, April 6 and 8. Dunbar's Plantation, Bayou Vidal, April 15. Expedition from Perkins' 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. Battle of Champion's Hill May 16. Big Black River Bridge May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Near Clinton July 8. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Ordered to New Orleans, La., August 13. Duty at Carrollton, Brashear City and Berwick till October. Western Louisiana "Teche" Campaign October 3-November 30. Moved to New Orleans, thence to DeCrow's Point, Tex., December 10-14. 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's Plantation May 5. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Expedition to the Atchafalaya May 30-June 6. Duty at Morganza till July. Moved to New Orleans, thence home on Veteran furlough July and August. Ordered to Lexington, Ky., and garrison duty there till September 7, 1865. Moved to Louisville, Ky., September 7, and there mustered out September 13, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 40 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 192 Enlisted men by disease. Total 236.

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