Wilder's Brigade Mounted Infantry

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  72nd Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry  
 
 

 

Organizational Structure

1862  
August 11 Organized at Lafayette, Ind. Moved to Indianapolis, Ind.
August 16 mustered in
August 17 Left State for Lebanon, Ky.
August-November Attached to 40th Brigade, 12th Division, Army of the Ohio
1863  
November-June 2nd Brigade, 5th Division, 14th Army Corps
June-October 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 14th Army Corps
October-December Wilder's Mounted Infantry Brigade, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Cumberland
December-January 3rd Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Army of the Cumberland
1864  
January-March 3rd Brigade, Grierson's Cavalry Division, 16th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee
March-October 3rd Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Army of the Cumberland
1865  
October-June 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Wilson's Cavalry Corps, Military Division

 

 Service

1862  
September 6-22 Duty at Lebanon Junction, Ky.
September 22 Moved to Louisville 
September 30-October 5  To Elizabethtown, West Point
October 6-20 Pursuit of Bragg and operations against Morgan 
October 26-November 3 March to Bowling Green, Ky.
November 10 Thence to Scottsboro 
November 26 To Gallatin 
November 28 To Castillian Springs
December 14 To Bledsoe Creek  
December 22 - January 2 Operations against Morgan
1863  
January 2-8 Moved to Cave City, thence to Murfreesboro, Tenn and duty there till June. 
March 3-8 Scout to Woodbury
March 17 Regiment mounted
April 1-8 Expedition to Carthage, Lebanon and Liberty
April 20-30 Expedition to McMinnville
April 22 Occupation of McMinnville
May 24 Woodbury
June 4 Liberty 
June 23-July 7 Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign
June 24 Bay Spring Branch
June 24-26 Hoover's Gap
June 27 Occupation of Manchester
June 28-30 Raid on Bragg's communications
June 29 Dechard
July 16-17 Raid to Lynchburg 
July 27-August 16 At Dechard
August 16-September 22 Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign
August 19 Sequatchie River
August 20 Wild Cat Trace
August and September 9 Friar's Island 
September 9 Capture of Chattanooga
September 11 Lee and Gordon's Mills
September 11 Ringgold
September 12-13 Leet's Tan Yard
September 17 Pea Vine Bridge and Alexander's Bridge
September 18 Reed's Bridge and Dyer's Bridge
September 19-21 Battle of Chickamauga
September 29-October 17 Operations against Wheeler and Roddy
October 3 Thompson's Cove, Cumberland Mountains
October 4 Murfreesboro Road, near McMinnville, and McMinnville
October 7 Sims' Farm, near Shelbyville, and Farmington
October 7   Shelbyville Pike
November 14-17 Expedition from Maysville to Whitesburg and Decatur
1864  
December 31-January 14 Moved from Pulaski to Colliersville, Tenn.
January 24 Shoal Creek Ala.,  (Detachment)
January 24 Florence
January 25 Athens  (Detachment)
February 10-26 Smith's Expedition from Colliersville to Okolona, Miss.
February 10 Raiford's Plantation near Byhalia
February 22 Ivey's Hill near Okolona
March 5-26 Moved to Mooresville
April 3-8 Thence to Columbia
April 30-May 9 March to Lafayette, Ga
May to September Atlanta Campaign
May 14-15 Battle of Resaca
May 24 Near Dallas
May 25-June 5 About Dallas
June 9 Big Shanty
June 10-July 2 Operations about Marietta and against Kennesaw Mountain
June 19-20 Noonday Creek and Powder Springs
June 27 Assault on Kenesaw
July 2-5 On line of Nickajack Creek
June 4 Rottenwood Creek
July 5-17 Chattahoochie River
July 27-31 Garrard's Raid to South River
July 28 Flat Rock
August 1-25 Siege of Atlanta
August 26-September 2 Operations at Chattahoochee River Bridge
September 29-November 3 Operations in Northern Georgia and North Alabama Against Hood
October 4-7 Skirmished near Lost Mountain
October 5 New Hope Church
October 7 Dallas
October 10-11 Near Rome
October 11 Narrows
October 12-13 Coosaville Road near Rome
October 18 Near Summerville
October 21 Blue Pond and Little River, Ala.
October 23 King's Hill
October 28 Ladiga, Terrapin Creek
November 1 Dismounted , and ordered to Nashville
November 1- December 28 To Louisville, Ky., and duty there
1865  
December 28 - January 8 March to Nashville, Tenn.
March To Gravelly Springs, Ala., and duty there
March 22-April 24 Wilson's Raid from Chickasaw, Ala., to Macon, Ga.
April 1 Plantersville and near Randolph
April 2 Selma
April 12 Montgomery
April 16 Columbia
April 20 Capture of Macon
May 6-10 Pursuit of Jeff Davis
May 23-June 15 Moved to Nashville, Tenn
June 26, 1865 Mustered out

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 26 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officer and 130 Enlisted men by disease. Total 160.