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Brief History

This Unit was organized at Fort Wayne, Indiana, and mustered in September 10, 1862. It march to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Virginia, April 29-May 20 and Grand Review May 24. They mustered out July 8, 1865. The Recruits transferred to 48th Indiana Infantry.[1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

The list of companies with their counties and their rosters are on the 100th Regimen, Indiana Infantry on CIVIL WAR INDEX web site. (accessed 21 Jan 2011)

100th Regiment, Indiana Infantry was organized within the Eight and Tenth Congressional District.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Indiana in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Indiana in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Indiana, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • The Civil War Archive. (accessed 13 Dec 2010)  Brief history of the 100th Regiment, Indiana Infantry.
  • Wikipedia (accessed 13 Dec 2010) article on the 100th Regiment, Indiana Infantry.
  • Williams, Edward P. (Edward Peet). Extracts from letters to A. B. T. from Edward P. Williams during his service in the Civil War, 1862-1864. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993) FHL Fiche 6084430

Sherlock, E. J. (1896). Memorabilia of the marches and battles in which the One Hundredth Regiment of Indiana Infantry Volunteers took an active part: War of the Rebellion, 1861-5. (Kansas City, Mo: Press of Gerard-Woody Print. Co.) FHL US/CAN Fiche 6084429 (5 fiche)  FHL Collection   other libraries   INTERNET ARCHIVE


  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).


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