116th Indiana Infantry Regiment

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116th Regiment Indiana Infantry
Active August 17, 1863 to March 2, 1864
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Blue Springs
Battle of Walker's Ford

The 116th Regiment Indiana Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 116th Indiana Infantry was organized at Lafayette, Indiana for a six-month enlistment and mustered in August 17, 1863 under the command of Colonel William C. Kise.

The regiment was attached to Mahan's 1st Brigade, Wilcox's Left Wing Forces, Department of the Ohio, to October 1863. 2nd Brigade, Wilcox's Division, Left Wing Forces, Department of the Ohio, to January 1864. District of the Clinch, Department of the Ohio, to February 1864.

The 116th Indiana Infantry mustered out of service February 29 to March 2, 1864.

Detailed service[edit]

Moved to Dearborn, Mich., August 31, and guarded the arsenal there until September 16. Moved to Nicholasville, Ky., September 16. Marched from Nicholasville, Ky., to Cumberland Gap September 24-October 3, 1863, and to Morristown October 6–8. Action at Blue Springs October 10. Marched to Greenville and duty there until November 6; then marched to Bull's Gap and across Clinch Mountain to Clinch River November–December. Action at Walker's Ford, Clinch River, December 2. Duty at Tazewell, Maynardsville, and in eastern Tennessee until February 1864. Action at Tazewell January 24.


The regiment lost a total of 65 men during service; 1 enlisted men killed, 64 enlisted men died of disease.


  • Colonel William C. Kise

See also[edit]


  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
  • King, Andrew W. A Partial History of the Old Persimmon Brigade and Also the 116th Regt., Ind. Vols. (S.l.: s.n.), n.d.
  • This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co.