103rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry

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Brief History

This Unit was organized at Indianapolis, Indiana, July 10, 1863, to repel the Morgan Raid. It left Indianapolis for Vernon, Indiana, July 11, in pursuit of Morgan from Vernon to Harrison and Batavia, Ohio, July 12-15. They narch to Sauman's Station July 15, thence to Indianapolis, Indiana and mustered out July 16, 1863.[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 103th Regimen, Indiana Infantry on CIVIL WAR INDEX web site. (accessed 29 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 103rd Regiments, Indiana Infantry.
  • Wikipedia (accessed 13 Dec 2010) article on the 103rd Regimental, Indiana Infantry. 


  1. The Civil War Archive, information is from A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, by Frederick H. Dyer, histories, diaries, etc., (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. "The War For The Union" in History of La Porte County, Indiana: together with sketches of its cities, villages, and townships, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history; portraits of prominent persons and biographies of representative citizens. History of Indiana embracing accounts of the pre-historic races, aborigines, French, English and American conquests, an a general review of its civil, political and military history. (2004. La Crosse, WI: Brookhaven Press.), (page 227; history of Regiment),977.291 H2h FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection other libraries Google books INTERNET ARCHIVE