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Brief History

This Unit was organized at Evansville, Indiana, and mustered in October 9, 1861. They moved to Louisville, Kentucky, June and there mustered out July 21, 1865[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 42th Regimen, Indiana Infantry on CIVIL WAR INDEX web site. (accessed 21 Jan 2011)



The list of company with their counties and their rosters are onThe 42nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry web site.

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Other Sources

WEBSITES

  • 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.
  • Wikipedia (accessed 13 Dec 2010) article on the 42th Regiment, Indiana Infantry.
  • The 42nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry (accessed 08 Dec 2010) Roster(name, rank, residence, date of muster, remark); History, Biographies, Cemetery, etc., of the 42nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry.



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References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
  2. "Military History Of The County" Chapter 5 in History of Pike and Dubois counties, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc.: together with an extended history of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the state of Indiana. 2000. (La Crosse, Wis: Brookhaven Press. Harvard (18th ed.)) (page 531), 977.23 H2h FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection other libraryINTERNET ARCHIVE

 

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