United States Regiments & Batteries > Indiana

The 14th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 11 officers and 139 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 72 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Antietam and a monument at Gettysburg.

A history of the regiment, Gallant Fourteenth: The Story of an Indiana Civil War Regiment was written by Nancy Niblack Baxter.

May Organized at Terre Haute, Ind., for one year of service
June 7 Reorganized for three years service and mustered in, the first three years regiment organized in Indiana.
June 24 Moved to Indianapolis, Ind.
July 5 Moved to Clarksburg, W. Va.; Attached to 1st Brigade, Army of Occupation, West Virginia
July 7-17 Campaign in West Virginia
July 11 Battle of Rich Mountain (Reserve)
July 13 Moved to Cheat Mountain
September Reynolds’ Cheat Mountain District, W. Va.
September 11-17 Operations on Cheat Mountain
September 12 Cheat Mountain Summit
October 3-4 Action at Greenbrier River
October 5 Duty at Huttonsville, Philippi and Romney
Decemeber Attached to 1st Brigade, Lander’s Division, Army of the Potomac
January 6-7 Expedition to Blue’s Gap
January 7 Hanging Rock, Blue’s Gap
January 10 Moved to Paw Paw Tunnel
March 5 Attached to 1st Brigade, Shields’ 2nd Division, Banks’ 5th Army Corps; Advance on Winchester, Va.
March 23
Battle of Kernstown

The regiment turned the tide of the battle in the afternoon when it advanced to support the 5th Ohio, which had moved forward and was engaged in a short-range fire fight with the Confederates. The 14th Indiana advanced on the Ohioan’s flank and the two regiments pushed forward into the Confederate line, which collapsed and fled the field.

April 16 Columbia Furnace
April 17 Occupation of Mt. Jackson
April, 1862 Attached to the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Dept. of the Shenandoah
May 1862 Attached to the 1st Brigade, Shields’ Division, Dept. of the Rappanhannock
May 12-21 March to Fredericksburg
May 25-30 Return to Front Royal
May 30 Front Royal
June, 1862 Attached to Kimball’s Independent Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
June 3-7 Expedition to Luray
June 8-9 Forced march to Port Republic
June 9 Battle of Port Republic (Reserve)
June 29 Moved to Alexandria
June 30 – July 2 Moved to Harrison’s Landing
July 3-5 Chickahominy Swamps
July 4 Saxall’s, Herring Creek, Harrison’s Landing
July 5 –
August 15
At Harrison’s Landing
August 16-29 Moved to Alexandria, then to Centreville
August 29 –
September 2
In works at Centreville and cover Pope’s retreat to Washington
September Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps
September 6-22 Maryland Campaign
September 14 Battles of South Mountain
September 16-17
Battle of Antietam

From the brigade marker on the Antietam battlefield at the Sunken Road:

Kimball’s Brigade, following Weber and Morris, encountered the enemy in the Bloody Lane and in the cornfield to the south.

The contest there was of the most desperate character, and continued until afternoon when, supported on the left by Richardson’s Division, the Brigade attacked the enemy and gained the Bloody Lane.

An attack on the right flank was made and repulsed by a change of front of the Ohio and Indiana Regiments, forming the right wing of the Brigade in its final assault on the enemy’s position.

September 22 Moved to Harper’s Ferry, W. Va.
October 1-2 Reconnaissance to Leesburg
November 1 Berry’s Ford Gap
October 30 –
November 19
March to Falmouth, Va.
December 12-15
Battle of Fredericksburg
January 20-24 Mud March
January 25 At Falmouth
April 27 Chancellorsville Campaign
May 1-5
Battle of Chancellorsville
June 11 – July 24 Gettysburg Campaign
July 2-4
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel John Coons. It brought 236 men to the battle, of whom 6 were killed and 25 wounded.

From the monument at Gettybsurg: 

On the evening of July 2nd 1863, a determined effort was made by Hay’s and Hoke’s Brigades of Early’s Division of Confederate troops to carry Cemetery Hill by storm. The Union troops supporting the batteries occupying this ground were over whelmed and force to retire. Wiedrich’s Battery was captured and two of Rickett’s guns were spiked. Carroll’s Brigade, then in position south-west of the cemetery was sent to the rescue, advancing in double quick time through the cemetery and across the Baltimore Pike. The men went in with a cheer, the 14th Indiana met the enemy among the guns on this ground where a hand to hand struggle ensued resulting in driving the enemy from the hill. On this spot Isaac Morris, the color bearer of the 14th Ind., was killed, and many others fell nearby. The regiment then took this position along the stone fence at the base of the hill south-east from this point, facing the east, the right and left flanks being designated by stone markers, there placed, which position it held to the close of the great battle.

July 5-24 Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va.
August 16 –
September 6
Detached on duty at New York City during draft disturbances
October 9-22 Bristoe Campaign
October 14 Auburn and Bristoe
October 15 Blackburn’s Ford
November 7-8 Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 26 –
December 2
Mine Run Campaign
November 27 Robertson’s Tavern or Locust Grove
February 6-7 Demonstration on the Rapidan
February 6-7 Morton’s Ford
March, 1864 Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps
May 4-June 15 Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River
May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8
Laurel Hill
May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 10 Po River
May 12 Assault on the Salient “Bloody Angle”
May 23-26 North Anna River
May 26-28 On line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31 Totopotomoy
June 1-6
Cold Harbor
June 6 Left front to muster out
June 16 Mustered out, expiration of term. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 20th Indiana Infantry