80th Indiana regimental history

Eightieth Infantry INDIANA

Eightieth Infantry. — Cols.,Charles Denby, Lewis Brooks, James L. Culbertson, Alfred D. Owen, Lieut.-Cols., Lewis Brooks, George T. Simonson, James L. Culbertson, Alfred D. Owen, John W. Tucker Majs., George T. Simonson, James L. Culbertson, John W. Tucker, Jeremiah C. Gladish, Harrison M. Spain.

This regiment was organized at Princeton and was mustered in Sept. 5, 1862. It moved to Indianapolis on the 8th and was there armed and sent to Covington, Ky., to aid in repelling Kirby Smith’s threatened invasion.

It joined Buell’s army at Louisville, moved against Bragg, and participated at Perryville, where it was conspicuously engaged and lost 150 in killed and wounded. It remained in Kentucky on guard duty and took part in two expeditions against Morgan’s raiding cavalry.

It moved for East Tennessee with Burnside’s army in August and participated in the active campaigns following, being engaged at Kingston and Mossy creek. It left Tennessee with the 23rd corps in the spring of 1864, and joined Sherman’s army at Red Clay, GA, remaining there until May 9, when it moved towards Dalton.

It was engaged at Resaca, Kennesaw Mountain, Peachtree Creek, and in the fights before Atlanta, losing 1755 in killed and wounded. It joined in the pursuit of Hood’s army as far as Gaylesville, Ala., where its corps was detached and sent to Tennessee to join Gen. Thomas’ command.

It participated at Franklin, was in the battle of Nashville, and joined the pursuit of Hood’s forces to the Tennessee River. It was transferred to Alexandria, Va., in Jan., 1865 and there it embarked for North Carolina where it participated in the campaign against Wilmington, Kinston, Goldsboro and Raleigh, being conspicuously engaged in the attack upon Fort Anderson.

Upon the arrival of Sherman’s army its corps took part in the movements against Johnston and remained on duty in the state after his surrender. It was mustered out at Salisbury June 22, 1865. All recruits entering the service subsequent to Oct. 1, 1862, were transferred to the 129th Ind. and retained in service with that regiment.

The original strength of the 80th was 949; gain by recruits, 100; total, 1,049. Loss by death, 237; desertion, 49; unaccounted for, 3.

Source: Union Army, vol, 3, p. 161

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