The Civil War in the East

13th Indiana Infantry Regiment

The 13th Indiana Infantry Regiment lost 3 officers and 104 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 146 enlisted men to disease during the Civil Warw.




Organized at Indianapolis, Ind., for one year of service

June 19

Reorganized for three years and mustered in

July 4

Left State for West Virginia. Attached to Rosecrans' Brigade, McClellan's Army of West Virginia

July 7-17

Campaign in West Virginia. Attached to 1st Brigade, Army of Occupation, West Virginia

July 11

Battle of Rich Mountain

July 13

Moved to Beverly then to Cheat Mountain Pass.

September 11-17

Operations on Cheat Mountain attached to Reynolds' Cheat Mountain Brigade, West Virginia

September 12

Cheat Mountain Pass

October 3-4

Greenbrier River

October 29 -
November 7

Scouting Expedition through the Kanawha District


Attached to Milroy's Command, Cheat Mountain District, W. Va.

December 11-14

Expedition to Camp Baldwin

December 13

Action at Camp Allegheny

December 18

Moved to Green Springs Run



Attached to 2nd Brigade, Landers' Division

January 1-4

Skirmishes at Bath, Hancock, Great Cacapon Bridge, Alpine Station and Sir John's Run


Attached to 2nd Brigade, Shields' 2nd Division, Banks' 5th Army Corps and Dept. of the Shenandoah

March 5-15

Advance on Winchester, Va.

March 22


March 23

Battle of Winchester

April 17

Occupation of Mt. Jackson

May 7

Summerville Heights

May 12-21

March to Fredericksburg. Attached to 2nd Brigade, Shields' Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock

May 25-30

Return to Front Royal

June 9

Battle of Port Republic

June 29-July 2

Moved to the Peninsula, Va. Attached to Ferry's 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac


At Harrison's Landing

August 16-23

Moved to Fortress Monroe

August 30

To Suffolk, Va. Attached to Ferry's Brigade, Division at Suffolk, Va., 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, and then Foster's Provisional Brigade, Division at Suffolk, 7th Army Corps

October 3

Reconnaissance to Franklin on the Blackwater

October 3


December 12

Zuni Minor's Ford


January 8-10

Expedition toward Blackwater

January 30

Action at Deserted House

April 4


April 12-May 4

Siege of Suffolk. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps

April 13

Edenton, Providence Church and Somerton Roads

April 17


April 24

Edenton Road

May 4

Siege of Suffolk raised

May 20

Foster's Plantation

June 24-July 7

Dix's Peninsula Campaign

July 1-7

Expedition from White House to South Anna Bridge

July 4

South Anna Bridge

July 28-August 3

Moved to Folly Island, S.C. Attached to 1st Brigade, Vogdes' Division, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South


Siege operations against Fort Wagner, Morris Island and against Fort Sumter and Charleston, S.C.

September 7

Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg


Stationed at Folly Island





Attached to 1st Brigade, Vogdes Division, Folly Island, S.C., Northern District, Dept. of the South

February 23

Moved to Jacksonville, Fla. Attached to 1st Brigade, Vogdes' Division, District of Florida

April 17

Ordered to Hilton Head, S.C.; then to Gloucester Point, Va. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina

May 4-28

Butler's operations on Southside of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond, Va. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Army Corps

May 5

Occupation of Bermuda Hundred

May 6-7

Port Walthal Junction

May 9-10

Swift Creek

May 12-16

Operations against Fort Darling

May 14-16

Battle of Drury's Bluff

May 16-28

Bermuda Hundred

May 28-June 1

Moved to White House, then to Cold Harbor

June 1-12

Battles about Cold Harbor


Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps

June 15-18

Assault on Petersburg

June 16

Siege operations begin against Petersburg and Richmond

July 30

Mine Explosion, Petersburg

June 19

Non-Veterans left front

June 24

Non-Veterans mustered out

August 13-20

Demonstration north of the James at Deep Bottom

August 14-18

Battle of Strawberry Plains

September 28-30

Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights

October 27-28

Battle of Fair Oaks

November 4-17

Detached duty at New York City during Election

December 7-27

Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C.Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 24th Army Corps


January 3-15

2nd Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Terry's Provisional Corps, Dept. of North Carolina

January 15

Assault and capture of Fort Fisher

February 19-20

Town Creek

February 22

Capture of Wilmington

March 1-April 26

Campaign of the Carolinas. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina.

March 6-21

Advance on Goldsboro

March 21

Occupation of Goldsboro

April 10-14

Advance on Raleigh

April 14

Occupation of Raleigh

April 26

Bennett's House. Surrender of Johnston and his army.


Duty at various points in North Carolina

September 5

Mustered out

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