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Brief History

This Unit was organized at Lafayette, Indiana. Moved to Indianapolis, Indiana. It took part in the Capture of Macon April 20 and the  Pursuit of Jeff Davis May 6-10. Then they moved to Nashville, Tennessee, May 23-June 15 and mustered out June 26, 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 72th Regimen, Indiana Infantry on CIVIL WAR INDEX web site. (accessed 21 Jan 2011)


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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.
  • Wikipendia  (accessed 13 Dec 2010) article on the 72th Regiment, Infantry.
  • Clark, William Allen, "'Please Send Stamps': The Civil War Letters of William Allen Clark" [1 of 4], ( ed. Margaret Black Tatum, Indiana Magazine of History 91, no. 1 (March 1995): 81-107.) Clinton County (Rossville), 72nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Co. K , 1862  Abstract and Bibliographic Information   article PDF(accessed 4 Apr 2011)
  • Clark, William Allen, "'Please Send Stamps': The Civil War Letters of William Allen Clark" [2 of 4], ( ed. Margaret Black Tatum, Indiana Magazine of History 91, no. 2 (June 1995): 197-225.) Clinton County (Rossville), 1863, 72nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Co. K   Abstract and Bibliographic Information  article PDF(accesed 4 Apr 2011)
  • Clark, William Allen, "'Please Send Stamps': The Civil War Letters of William Allen Clark" [3 of 4,] (ed. Margaret Black Tatum, Indiana Magazine of History 91, no. 3 (September 1995): 288-319.) 
    Clinton County (Rossville), 1863-1864, 72nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Co. K  Abstract and Bibliographic Information  article PDF    (accessed 4 Apr 2011)
  • Clark, William Allen, "'Please Send Stamps': The Civil War Letters of William Allen Clark" [4 of 4], (ed. Margaret Black Tatum, Indiana Magazine of History 91, no. 4 (December 1995): 407-436.)  Clinton County (Rossville), 1864-1865, 72nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Co. K   Abstract and Bibliographic Information  article PDF   (accessed 4 Apr 2011)


BOOK


  • McGee, B. F., and Wm. R. Jewell.History of the 72d Indiana Volunteer Infantry of the Mounted Lightning Brigade: A Faithful Record of the Life, Service, and Suffering, of the Rank and File of the Regiment, on the March, in Camp, in Battle, and in Prison : Especially Devoted to Giving the Reader a Definite Knowledge of the Service of the Common Soldier : with an Appendix Containing a Complete Roster of Officers and Men. Huntington, W. Va: Blue Acorn Press, 1992. FHL US/CAN Film 1490875 FHL Collection  other libraries  Google books

References

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

 

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