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Brief History

This Unit was organized at Anderson and Indianapolis, Indiana, November 2 to December 13, 1861.  It was at Shreveport, Louisiana, and duty there till October. They mustered out October 23, 1865, and discharged at Indianapolis, Indiana, November 2, 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 47th Regimen, Indiana Infantry on CIVIL WAR INDEX web site. (accessed 21 Jan 2011)


The list of companies with their counties and their rosters are on the 47th Indiana Volunteer Infantry web site.  (accessed 10 Jan 2011)

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 Indiana Regiment, Indiana Infantry.
  • Wikipedia (accessed 13 Dec 2010) article on the 47th Regiment, Indiana Infantry.
  • Bert, Henry Lawson, "Letters of a Drummer Boy", ( Indiana Magazine of History 34, no. 3 (September 1938): 324-339.) 1864-1865,  Tipton County (Tipton), 47th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Co. A, Abstract and Bibliographic Information  article PDF   (accessed 4 Apr 2011)
  • Williamson, David . The 47th Indiana Volunteer Infantry : a Civil War history. (Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Co., c2004), FHL book 977.2 M2

References

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

 

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