48th Regiment, Indiana Infantry
This Unit was organized at Goshen, Indiana, December 5, 1861, to January 28, 1862. It was ordered to march to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Virginia, April 29-May 19 and Grand Review May 24. They moved to Louisville, Kentucky, June, and there mustered out July 15, 1865.
For more informatin on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 48th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 9 May 2012)
- The Wikipedia article, 48th 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 Non-Commissioned Office - see Roster
- Company A - many men from Elkhart County, Indiana Roster on page 449
- Company B - many men from St. Joseph County, Indiana
Roster on page 451
- Company C - small amount of cities and no counties given - see Roster on page 454
- Company D - no cities and counties given - see Roster on page 456
- Company E - many men from St. Joseph County- see Roster on page 457
- Company F- many men from St. Joseph County- see Roster on page 459
- Company G - men from Clay, Kosciusko County, Indiana, Vermillion County, Indiana, and Elkhart County, Indianacounties - see Roster on page 461
- Company H - many men from Elkhart County, Indiana- see Roster on page 463
- Company I - many men from Elkhart County, Indiana- see Roster on page 465
- Company K - many men from Jasper County, Indiana- see Roster on page 468
- Unassigned Recruits - see Roster on page 470
The list of companies with their counties and their rosters are on the 48th Regimen, Indiana Infantry on CIVIL WAR INDEX web site. (accessed 21 Jan 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) Breif history of the 48th Regiment, Indiana Infantry,
- Wikipedia (accessed 13 Dec 2010) article on the 48th 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
- 48th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (accessed 31 Dec 2010) full company "B", "E", "F", were of St Joseph County. On page 722-724, on this book, give person from St. Joseph County. Howard, Timothy Edward, A History of St. Joseph County, Indiana (Chicago, Illinois : Lewis Publishing Company, 1907 ) FHL US/CAN Book 977.289 H2h v.2 pt .2 FHL 1550208 Other libraries with this book
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).