The Civil War in the East

63rd Indiana Infantry Regiment

The 63rd Indiana Infantry Regiment lost 3 officers and 53 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 130 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.



February 21

Organized at Lafayette, Ind., as a Battalion of 4 Companies, A, B, C, D

March - April

Duty as prison guard at Lafayette and at Camp Morton, Indianapolis, Ind.

May 27

Left State for Washington, D.C. Attached to Piatt's Brigade, Sturgis' Command, Defenses of Washington for duty in the defenses of Washington, D. C.


Attached to Piatt's Brigade, Army of the Potomac

August 16-September 2

Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia

October 3

Ordered to Indianapolis, Ind.,


Completing organization of Regiment and prison guard at Camp Morton and Indianapolis

December 25

Ordered to Shepherdsville, Ky. for guard duty along Louisville & Nashville Railroad. Attached to Railroad Guard, District of Western Kentucky, Dept. of Ohio


January 16

At Camp Nelson, Ky.

July 2

Operations against Morgan attached to 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio

July 8

Cummings Ferry


New Haven, Ky., atatched to 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps


Attached to District South Central Kentucky, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps


February 25-
March 15

March over mountains to Knoxville, Tenn. Attached to District Southwest Kentucky, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps

April 1

Moved to Mossy Creek and to Bull's Gap

April 23-28

Expedition toward Jonesboro and destruction of Tennessee & Virginia Railroad attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps

May 1 to September 8

Atlanta Campaign

May 8-13

Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge and Dalton

May 14-15

Battle of Resaca

May 20


May 25-June 5

Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills

June 10-July 2

Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain

June 15-17

Lost Mountain

June 17

Muddy Creek

June 19

Noyes Creek

June 22

Cheyney's Farm

June 26-27

Olley's Farm

June 27

Assault on Kenesaw

July 2-5

Nickajack Creek

July 3-4

Ruff's Mills

July 5-17

Chattahoochie River

July 8

Isham's Ford

July 22-August 25

Siege of Atlanta

August 5-7

Utoy Creek


Attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio

August 25-30

Flank movement on Jonesboro

August 31-September 1

Battle of Jonesboro

September 2-6

Lovejoy Station

October 3-26

Pursuit of Hood into Alabama


Nashville Campaign

November 24-27

Columbia, Duck River

November 29

Columbia Ford

November 30

Battle of Franklin

December 15-16

Battle of Nashville

December 17-28

Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River


At Clifton, Tenn.


January 16 - February 9

Movement to Washington, D.C., then to Fort Fisher, N. C.

February 12-14

Operations against Hoke. Attached to Dept. of North Carolina

February 18-19

Fort Anderson

February 19-20

Town Creek

February 22

Capture of Wilmington

March 1-April 26

Campaign of the Carolinas

March 6-21

Advance on Goldsboro

March 24

Occupation of Goldsboro

March 31


April 10-14

Advance on Raleigh

April 14

Occupation of Raleigh

April 26

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

April 27

At Raleigh

May 3

Companies A, B, C and D mustered out

May 5

At Greensboro

June 21

Regiment mustered out

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