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United States   Gotoarrow.png   U.S. Military   Gotoarrow.png   Indiana   Gotoarrow.png   Indiana Military   Gotoarrow.png   Indiana in the Civil War   Gotoarrow.png   32nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry === Brief History === This Unit was organized at Indianapolis, Indiana, and mustered in August 24, 1861.  It had duty at Green Lake and San Antonio, Texas, till December. They mustered out December 4, 1865[1]. For more information on the history of this unit, see:
*The Civil War Archive section,32nd Regiment Infantry, (accessed 4 May 2012).
*The Wikipedia article, 32nd Regiment Indiana Infantry, (accessed 21 June 2012).

=== 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.

*Officer and Staff - see Roster *Company A - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 56 *Company A - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 76 *Company B - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 58 *Company B - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 77 *Company C - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 60 *Company C - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 79 *Company D - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 62 *Company D - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 80 *Company E - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 64  *Company F - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 66 *Company G - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 67 *Company H - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 69 *Company I - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 71 *Company K -no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 73 *unassiged recuits -Roster on page 74 *unassiged recuits - Reorganized Soldier - see Roster on page 82
The list of companies with their counties and their rosters are on the 32th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry on CIVIL WAR INDEX web site.
______________________________________________________________________ Company B-many men from Jackson County  [2] Company E- many men from Vigo County [3] === Other Sources === WEBSITES *Indiana State Digital Achives for Civil War can be searched by soldier's name (accessed 1 May 2011)
*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)  Website with histories of the Indiana Regiments.
*Wikipedia (accessed 13 Dec 2010) article on the 32nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry.
*Union Army Regimental History Index (accessed 14 Dec 2010) Index Of Regimental Histories: Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry, and other units, states Alabama to Indiana
*HISTORY OF THE THIRTY-SECOND INDIANA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY REGIMENT  (accessed 7 Apr 2011) *German Sons in the Civil War (accessed 7 Apr 2011)
BOOK *Peake, M. A., Reichmann, E., Max Kade German-American Center (IUPUI), & Indiana German Heritage Society. (1999). Indiana's German sons: A history of the 1st German, 32nd Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry. Indianapolis: Max Kade German-American Center, (Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis and Indiana German Heritage Society.) FHL Collection. FHL US/CAN 977.2 M2pm  FHL1550208 other libraries    GermanSon  (accesed 8 Apr 2011)
*Michael A. Peake,A HISTORY OF THE 1ST GERMAN, 32ND REGIMENT INDIANA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY  (Deutsches Haus-Athenaeum Indianapolis, Indiana 46204)ebooks *Reinhart, Joseph R., AUGUST WILLICH'S GALLANT DUTCHMEN: CIVIL WAR LETTERS FROM THE 32ND INDIANA INFANTRY. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2006. * *References
  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
  2. "Military History" Chapter 16 in History of Jackson County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present, with Biographical Sketches, Notes, Etc.: Together with an Extended History of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory and the State of Indiana. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic Inc, 1972.) page 532-580, 977.223 H2b 1972 FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection other library
  3. H. C. Bradsby, History of Vigo County, Indiana , "War" Chapter 30, page 554(Evansville, Indiana: Unigraphic, 1969 )977.245 H2 FHL Collection Internet Archive; Web Site

 

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