68th Regiment, Indiana Infantry




UNION INDIANA VOLUNTEERS


68th Regiment, Indiana Infantry

Organized at Indianapolis, Ind., and mustered in August 19, 1862. Left State for Louisville, Kentucky., August 20. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, Moved to Lebanon, Kentucky, August 25; thence to Munfordsville, Kentucky Siege of Munfordsville, Kentucky, September 14-17. Regiment captured September 17. Paroled and sent to Indianapolis, Ind. Reorganized at Indianapolis till December 25. Moved to Louisville, Kentucky, December 26; thence to Murfreesboro, Tennessee, January 1, 1863. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 14th Army Corps, October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. Garrison at Chattanooga, Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to November, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Separate Division, District of the Etowah, Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.

SERVICE:

Duty at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, January to June, 1863.
Expedition to McMinnville April 20-30.
Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7.

Hoover's Gap June 24-26.
Tullahoma June 29-30.
Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16.
Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Georgia) Campaign August 16-September 22.
Shellmound August 21.

Reconnoissance from Shellmound toward Chattanooga August 30-31.
Battle of
Chickamauga, Georgia, September 19-21.
Before Chattanooga September 22-26.
Siege of Chattanooga September 22-November 23.
Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27.
Orchard Knob November 23-24.
Mission Ridge November 25.

March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8.
Operations in East Tennessee till April, 1864.
Operations about Dandridge January 16-17.
Garrison duty at Chattanooga April to September, 1864.
Relief of Dalton, Georgia, August 14-15.

March to Cleveland, Charleston, Athens and Madisonville August 18-20.
Moved to Tullahoma September 1, thence to Chattanooga and Decatur, Alabama, October 27.
Defence of
Decatur, Alabama, October 29-31.

Duty at Resaca, Georgia, November 13-29; thence moved to Nashville, Tennessee.
Battle of
Nashville, Tennessee, December 15-16.

Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28.
Moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee, and garrison duty there till June, 1865.
Moved to Nashville, Tennessee, June 16, and there mustered out June 20, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 35 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 111 Enlisted men by disease. Total 150.