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51st Regiment, Indiana Infantry

Organized at Indianapolis, Ind., and mustered in December 14, 1861. Moved to Louisville, Ky., December 14; thence to Bardstown, Ky., and duty there till February, 1862. Attached to 20th Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to January, 1862. 20th Brigade, 6th Division, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. 20th Brigade, 6th Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Left Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 21st Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1863. Streight's Provisional Brigade, Army of the Cumberland, to May, 1863. Prisoners of war till December, 1863. Post of Chattanooga, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. 1st Separate Brigade, Chattanooga, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to November, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Texas to December, 1865.

March to Nashville, Tenn., February 7-March 13, 1862, and to Savannah, Tenn., March 29-April 6. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. Buell's Campaign in Northern Alabama and Middle Tennessee June to August. Guarding Memphis & Charleston Railroad. March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 21-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg to Loudon, Ky., October 1-22. Battle of Perryville October 8 (Reserve). March to Nashville, Tenn., October 22-November 7, and duty there till December 26. Prim's Blacksmith Shop, Edmonson Pike, December 25. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till April. Reconnoissance to Nolensville and Versailles January 13-15. Streight's Raid to Rome, Ga., April 26-May 3. Dug Gap, Sand Mountain, Crooked Creek and Hog Mountain April 30. East Branch Black Warrior Creek May 1. Blount's Farm and near Centre May 2. Galesville (Cedar Bluff) May 3. Regiment captured. Exchanged November, 1863. Reorganized at Indianapolis, Ind., and rejoined army at Nashville, Tenn., December, 1863. (A detachment on Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7.) Assigned to duty as guard on Railroad, between Nashville and Chattanooga, till April, 1864. Duty at Chattanooga, Tenn., till September, 1864, and at Atlanta, Ga., till October. Action at Dalton, Ga., August 14-15. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 3-26. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Columbia December 21. Duck River December 22. Non-Veterans mustered out December 14, 1864. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there till March, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee March 15-April 22. At Nashville till June. Ordered to New Orleans, La., June 16; thence to Texas, July. Duty at Green Lake and San Antonio till December. Mustered out at San Antonio December 13, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 55 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 6 Officers and 202 Enlisted men by disease. Total 264.

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