104th Indiana Infantry Regiment

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104th Indiana Infantry Regiment
ActiveJuly 10, 1863–July 18, 1863
DisbandedJuly 18, 1863
Country United States
EngagementsAmerican Civil War
ColonelJames Gavin

The 104th Indiana Infantry Regiment was organized in Greensburg, Indiana, as one of thirteen "Minute Men" regiments and a battalion formed for emergency service during Morgan's Raid into Indiana during the American Civil War. On July 8, 1863, after Confederate General John Hunt Morgan crossed the Ohio River into southern Indiana, governor Oliver P. Morton called for volunteers to defend the state. Within forty-eight hours 65,000 men had volunteered their services. The 104th mustered into service at Greensburg on July 10, 1863, under the command of Colonel James Gavin. The regiment included six companies of "Minute Men" and four companies from the Indiana Legion, the state's militia. The majority of the men from the 104th came from Marion County, Decatur County, Fayette County, and Dearborn County, Indiana. During its brief term of service, the 104th marched from Greensburg to Lawrenceburg, Indiana, by way of Sunman's Station, before heading toward Harrison, Ohio. After the threat to Indiana ended on July 14, when it was confirmed that Morgan had entered Ohio, the 104th returned to Greensburg and mustered out of service on July 18, 1863.[1][2][3][4] Morgan was captured in eastern Ohio on July 26, 1863.[5]

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  1. ^ Frederick H. Dyer (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Compiled and Arranged from Official Records of the Federal and Confederate Armies, Reports of the Adjutant Generals of the Several States, the Army Registers, and Other Reliable Documents and Sources. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Company. p. 1154. OCLC 08697590.
  2. ^ William H. H. Terrell (1869). Indiana in the War of the Rebellion: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana. Indianapolis: State of Indiana, Office of the Adjutant General. pp. v. III, 189–91, and v. VI, 600–11.
  3. ^ Sources vary on the exact dates of the regiment's service. References indicate the mustering in date was July 10, but the mustering out date was either July 17 or July 18, 1863. Dyer, p. 1154, says July 18. Terrell, v. I, Appendix, pp. 38–41, says July 17, but v. III, p. 190, says July 18.
  4. ^ Emma Lou Thornbrough (1995). Indiana in the Civil War Era, 1850–1880. History of Indiana. III. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society. pp. 203–04. ISBN 0-87195-050-2.
  5. ^ John D. Barnhart (September 1961). "The Impact of the Civil War on Indiana". Indiana Magazine of History. Bloomington: Indiana University. 57 (3): 212–13. Retrieved 2015-11-18..