107th Indiana Infantry Regiment

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107th Indiana Infantry Regiment
Active July 10, 1863–July 18, 1863
Disbanded July 18, 1863
Country  United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Size Regiment
Engagements American Civil War
Commanders
Colonel DeWitt C. Rugg

The 107th Indiana Infantry Regiment was organized in Indianapolis, 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, including those who joined the 107th, had volunteered their services, the 107th Indiana mustered into service on July 10, 1863, under the command of Colonel DeWitt C. Rugg, and included a regiment of twelve companies and a battalion of eight companies, its men, all from Indianapolis, were members of the Indiana Legion, the state's militia. The 107th was not called into the field and its men were mustered out of service on July 18, 1863.[1][2][3] The threat ended on July 14, when it was confirmed that Morgan had entered Ohio. Morgan was captured in eastern Ohio on July 26, 1863.[4][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 and 191, and v. VI, 637–52 and 653–63. 
  3. ^ Sources vary on the exact dates of the 107th Indiana's service. References indicate the mustering in date was either July 10, or July 12, 1863, and the mustering out date was either July 17 or July 18, 1863. See Dyer, p. 1154, and Terrell, v. I, Appendix, p. 38–41.
  4. ^ 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. .
  5. ^ 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. 

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