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Brief History

This Unit was organized at Indianapolis, Indiana, for one year's service May, 1861, but reorganized for three years and mustered in June 19, 1861.  They mustered out September 5, 1865 at North Carolina.[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 13th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry on CIVIL WAR INDEX web site.


  • Companies A - 27 men, B - 4 men, C - 1 man, D - 1 man, E - 3 men, H - 1 man - from Franklin County [2]

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 30 Dec 2010)  Brief history of the 13th Regiments, Indiana Infantry.
  • Wikipedia  (accessed 30 Dec 2010) article on the 13th Regiment, Indiana Infantry.
  • 13th Indiana Regiment Infanty (accessed 10 Dec 2010) A small history of 13th Indiana Regiment Infantry, and Roster of 13th Infrantry Company E (Howard Country).
  • Long, Lessel. Twelve months in Andersonville : on the march -- in battle -- in the rebel prison pens, and at last in God's country. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6084373


  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
  2. "Civil War" in "Military History of Franklin County" Chapter 12 of Reifel, August J. History of Franklin County, Indiana; Her People, Industries and Institutions. (Indianapolis, Ind: B.F. Bowen, 1915.), (page 295, Regiment, Companies, some Name's)FHL US/CAN Film 934904 Item 3 FHL Collection other libraries INTERNET ARCHIVE


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