A great ribbon worn by members of the 10th Indiana Infantry at their nineteenth reunion held in Frankfort, Indiana in 1897. This neat ribbon has an eagle holding a Fourteenth Corps badge. The eagle is holding arrows and a laurel branch. Written in black ink is "1861 - 1897 - Nineteenth Annual Reunion od the 10th Ind. Regiment - Frankfort, Ind. Sept. 17th, 1897".
Tenth Indiana Infantry. — Cols., Joseph J. Reynolds, Mahlon D. Manson, William C. Kise, William B. Carroll, Marsh B. Taylor ; Lieut.-Cols., James R. M. Bryant, William C. Kise, Abram O. Miller, William B. Carroll, Marsh B. Taylor, Job H. Van Natta; Majs., Mahlon D. Manson, William C. Wilson, Abram O. Miller, Benjamin M. Gregory, Marsh B. Taylor, Job H. Van Natta, William B. Carroll. This regiment was organized at Indianapolis in April, 1861, for the three months' service, and was mustered in April 25. Col. Reynolds was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers June 10, Maj. Manson was promoted colonel, and Capt. William C. Wilson, of Co. D, was made major. The regiment left the state June 19, and proceeded to Parkersburg, W. Va., thence to Buckhannon. It reached Rich mountain, July 10, and the next day charged the enemy's works, routing him and capturing his guns. It then moved to Beverly, where it remained in camp until July 24, and it was mustered out at Indianapolis, Aug. 2, 1861. Its original strength was 789; recruits, 1; total, 790. Loss by death, 6; desertion, 6. The regiment was reorganized at Indianapolis in August and Sept., 1861, for the three years' service, and was mustered in Sept. 18. It left the state on the 22nd for Louisville, thence to Bardstown, New Haven and Lebanon. It participated in the battle of Mill Springs, saving the day by its resistance to a desperate charge by Zollicoffer's forces. It joined Buell's army in its march to the Tennessee river, but reached Shiloh too late to take part in the battle. At the siege of Corinth, and until its evacuation, the regiment was present. It then joined in pursuit of Bragg through Kentucky, being engaged at the battle of Perryville. It was stationed in the country south of the Cumberland river and east of Nashville until the summer of 1863, and then accompanied the Army of the Cumberland to Chattanooga, participating in the battle of Chickamauga, where Col. Carroll was killed. A portion of the regiment reenlisted as veterans, at Chattanooga, Jan. 14, 1864, and joined Sherman's forces in the advance on Atlanta, being engaged at Dallas, New Hope Church and Kennesaw mountain. On Sept. 8, 1864, the veterans and recruits were transferred to the 58th regiment and the others were mustered out Sept. 19. The original strength of the regiment was 986. It gained by recruits, 197; reenlistments, 72; unassigned recruits, 15; total, 1,270. Its loss by death was 185; desertion, 40; unaccounted for, 11.