Indiana Civil War Facts


Indiana provided 196,363 of her sons for the war effort which translates to 5.1% (ranked 5th out of 44 states and territories) of the total men who served on both sides of the conflict. There were a total of 0 raids, skirmishes and battles in the state. Indiana had 7 Union P.O.W. Camps at Camp Morton (Indianapolis), Evansville, Fort Wayne, Lafayette, New Albany, Richmond, Terre Haute

The Armies

Union - 43 States and Territories
Soldiers (White) recruited 193,748
Sailors/Marines (White) 1,078
Colored Troops 1,537
Total number of men recruited 196,363
% of Union Army 7.0%
% of state's population 14.5%
Overall rank 5
Regiments of foreign-born soldiers
1st Battery: German
6th Battery: German
14th Infantry: half-German
23rd Infantry: Irish
24th Infantry: half-German
32nd Infantry: German
35th Infantry: Irish
61st Infantry: Irish
136th Infantry: German
Union Army Deaths
Killed/Mortally Wounded 7,243
Disease 16,633
Disease in Prison 1,152
Accidents/Drowning 791
Killed After Capture 7
Murdered 21
Suicide 11
Sunstroke 20
Military Execution 8
Executed By Enemy 1
Known/Not Classified 78
Unknown 707
Total 26,672
State Military Units
Artillery 1 regiment
26 batteries
Cavalry 13 regiments
Infantry 140 regiments
3 companies
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