147th Indiana Infantry Regiment

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147th Indiana Infantry Regiment
Active March 13 – August 4, 1865
Disbanded August 4, 1865
Country  United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Size Regiment[note 1]
Engagements American Civil War
Colonel Milton Peden[1]
Lt. Colonel Theodore F. Colgrove[1]
Major Joel J. Finney[1]

The 147th Indiana Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment from Indiana that served in the Union Army between March 13 and August 4, 1865, during the American Civil War.


The regiment consisted of seven companies recruited from the 5th district, two companies from the 11th, and one composed of detachments from Benton, Henry, and Fayette counties.[1] The regiment was organized at Indianapolis, Indiana, with a strength of 1,078 men[1] and mustered in on March 13, 1865.[1][2] It left Indiana for Harper's Ferry, West Virginia on March 16. It was attached to the 1st Brigade of the 3rd Provisional Division, Army of the Shenandoah, and guard duty at Charleston, Stevenson's Station, Summit Point, Berryville, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia and Maryland Heights, Missouri till early August.[1][2] During its service the regiment incurred forty-four fatalities, and another sixty-three deserted, unaccounted for one man.[1]

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  1. ^ According to W.H.H. Terrell (1867), The Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana. Containing Rosters for the Years 1861–1865, Volume 7, the 147th Indiana Infantry Regiment was composed of ten companies. Companies "A" to "I" and "K".


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Holloway (2004), pp. 149–150.
  2. ^ a b Dyer (1959), Volume 3. p. 1,157.