Offered is a neat badge worn by an identified member of the 14th Indiana Infantry. This great badge has "J. Dowling" written on the hanger. The shield is attached to the hanger. On the shield is written "Co.C - 14th IND. VOL. INF. - 2 with a clover leaf around it". The 14th Indiana Infantry fought in West Virginia and then with the Army of the Potomac in the 2 Corp.
Fourteenth Infantry INDIANA
Fourteenth Infantry. Cols., Nathan Kimball, William Harrow,
John Coons, Lieut.-Cols., John R. Mahan, William Harrow,
Philander R. Owen, John Coons, Elijah H. C. Cavins, William
This regiment was organized at Camp Vigo, near Terre Haute, in
May, 1861. It originally was a one year regiment, but
volunteered for three years on the call for three years
troops, being the first Indiana regiment mustered in for that
term. It was mustered in June 7, and left the state on July
It proceeded to Clarksburg, W. Va., and marched to Rich
Mountain where it was in reserve at the battle. It was
stationed at Cheat Mountain from July 16 to Oct. 8, and was
engaged at that point on Sept. 12, and at Green Brier River
Oct. 3. It encamped at Huttonsville, Philippi and Romney
until Jan. 10, 1862, and passed the remainder of the winter at
Paw Paw tunnel.
On March 4, it joined Shields' division and proceeded to
Winchester, where it participated in the battle, losing 4
killed and 50 wounded. On May 15, it commenced its march to
Fredericksburg, leaving there on the 24th for Front Royal,
which place was reached June 1, in time to assist in driving
out the enemy.
It was in various movements until July 2, reaching Turkey Bend
just as the Army of the Potomac was in retreat, the 14th
engaging in severe fighting with the pursuing enemy and
checking his advance. It was assigned to the 2nd corps and
put on outpost duty, being in constant action with the enemy
for nearly three weeks, and then moved to Centerville, where
it assisted in covering the retreat of the army.
It was in reserve at South Mountain but at Antietam its
division was the only one that never gave way during the
battle, its brigade being called the "Gibraltar." The 14th
fought for 4 hours within 60 yards of the enemy's line and
lost 31 killed and 150 wounded. It moved to Harper's Ferry
and Warrenton, thence to Falmouth, where it remained until
Dec. 11. Its brigade led the attack on the works at
Fredericksburg, but could not advance beyond a certain point,
the enemy being too strongly intrenched.
The regiment then encamped at Falmouth until April 28, 1863.
It was in reserve at Chancellorsville during May 1-2, but on
the 3rd with its brigade charged and drove the enemy from the
ground lost by the 11th corps the previous day, but was forced
back by an overwhelming force, losing 7 killed, 50 wounded and
It was in the battle of Gettysburg, charging the enemy's
advance, saving Ricketts' battery, driving the enemy down the
hill and capturing all the field officers, the colors, and
most of the men of the 21st N. C. infantry on the evening of
the second day's battle. The following day its division bore
the brunt of the desperate attack on the left of the cemetery
and the regiment lost 123 in killed and wounded.
It was sent to New York on Aug. 16, to aid in quelling draft
riots, but was with its corps when the enemy was whipped at
Bristoe Station in October. It took part in the Mine Run
campaign and then went into quarters at Stevensburg, where
part of the regiment reenlisted as veterans in Dec. 1863.
It was in action at Morton's Ford in Feb., 1864, and moved
with the army on the Wilderness campaign as part of Hancock's
(2nd) corps, bearing the brunt of most of the fighting in the
numerous engagements of that movement. It was in the
victorious charge at Spotsylvania, when Col Coons was killed,
and was also in the battle of Cold Harbor.
The regiment was mustered out at Indianapolis, June 20, 1864,
and the reenlisted men and recruits were transferred on Aug.
1, to the 20th regiment. The original strength of the 14th
was 1,055. Gain by recruits, 160; reenlistments, 59; total,
1,274. Loss by death, 185; desertion, 63; unaccounted for,
Offered is a crisp ribbon worn by veterans of the 13th Indiana Cavalry at their reunion held in Indianapolis in 1897. The ribbon is of yellow color and has black writing on it. Written on the ribbon is "10th Annual Reunion of the 13th IND. VOL. CAVALRY, Indianapolis, Ind. - Sept. 14, 1897.". The ribbon is approximately 7 1/2 inches tall and 2 1/4 inches wide.
13th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry
Overview:Organized at Indianapolis, Kokomo and New Albany, Ind., December 23, 1863, to April 29, 1864. Left State for Nashville, Tenn., April 30, 1864. Attached to District of Northern Alabama, Dept. of the Cumberland, to November, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 7th Division, Wilson's Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Military Division West Mississippi, to May, 1865. Dept. of Mississippi to November, 1865.
Service:Duty at Nashville, Tenn., till May 31, 1864. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., May 31, and Garrison duty there till November. Repulse of Buford's attack on Huntsville September 30-October 1. Companies "A," "C," "D," "F," "H" and "I" moved to Louisville, Ky., October 16, to draw horses and equipment; thence moved to defence of Paducah, Ky. Duty at Paducah till November 1. Moved to Louisville, Ky.; thence to Nashville, Tenn., and to Lavergne November 30. To Murfreesboro December 1. Owens' Cross Roads December 1. Siege of Murfreesboro December 5-12. Murfreesboro December 8-9 and 13-14. Near Paint Rock Bridge, Ala., December 7 (Detachment). Moved to Nashville December 19. Companies "B," "E," "G," "K" and "L" participated in the Siege of Decatur, Ala., October 26-29. Battles of Nashville, Tenn., December 15-16, Hillsboro December 29 and Leighton December 30. Regiment moved to Vicksburg, Miss.; thence to New Orleans, La., and to Mobile Bay February 11-March 23, 1865. Campaign against Mobile and its defences March 23-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 9. Capture of Mobile April 12. Grierson's Raid through Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi April 17-May 22. Garrison duty in Dept. of Mississippi till November. Mustered out at Vicksburg, Miss., November 18, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 14 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 125 Enlisted men by disease. Total 142.
1904 Indiana Grand Army of the Republic State Pin Back
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Offered is a nice pin back from the 1904 Grand Army of the Republic Indiana State Encampment held in Warsaw - Winona, Indiana. The pin back has a scene of Lake Winona on it. Written around the scene is "Warsaw - Winina - 25th Enc'mt Indiana G.A.R. - 1904". The pin back is approximately 1 1/4 inches wide.
A nice ribbon worn by members of the 85th Indiana Infantry at their 1912 reunion held in Terre Haute, Indiana. The ribbon is light blue and has dark blue writing on it. Written on the ribbon is "85th Indiana Vol. Inf. - 50th Anniversary of "Muster In" - Terre Haute - Sept. 2 - 1862 - 1912". The ribbon is approximately 7 1/8 inches long and 1 5/8 inches wide.
Eighty-fifth Indiana Infantry. — Cols., John P. Baird, Alexander B. Crane; Lieut. -Cols., Alexander B. Crane, Jefferson E. Brant; Majs., Robert E. Craig, Jefferson E. Brant, William T. Crawford. This regiment was organized at Terre Haute and was mustered in Sept. 2, 1862. It proceeded to Covington, Ky., thence to Falmouth and later to Danville, where it remained until Feb., 1863. It was then ordered to Franklin, Tenn., and in March, while on a forage and scouting expedition with its brigade, met the enemy at Thompson's station. The brigade pushed him back several miles, when Forrest was encountered with five brigades in position behind stone fences, and after a 5 hours' battle, the Federal troops were surrounded and compelled to surrender. This was the 85th's first engagement and it fought gallantly, its loss being very heavy. After its capture, the regiment was marched to Columbia and Tullahoma, suffering much from want of food and by exposure. The men were sent to Libby prison, where they were confined until Mar. 31, when they were exchanged. The regiment was sent back to Franklin in June and was there engaged in skirmishing and fighting until Bragg's army fell back. It passed the summer, fall and winter at Murfreesboro, on railroad guard duty, and moved on April 20, 1864, to join the army for the Atlanta campaign. It was in the engagements at Resaca, Cassville, Dallas, Golgotha and Kolb's farm, and at Peachtree creek its brigade was the first to receive the charge of the enemy, though it held its position, its front being piled high with the enemy's dead and wounded. It took part in all the operations before Atlanta and was present at its fall. It moved in the Savannah campaign, was engaged in the siege and capture of that city, and then on Jan. 1, 1865, its division was the first to cross into South Carolina, driving the enemy's cavalry before it. It remained in the swamps near the Savannah river until February, when it joined the march through the Carolinas, and at Averasboro it was the leading regiment in the brigade's charge across an open field under terrific fire on the enemy's works, but the intrenchments were swept and many prisoners taken. It engaged in the destruction of railroads and also in the building of roads and bridges. At Bentonville, after moving 6 miles over roads obstructed by wagon trains, it deployed into line and aided in the success of the army. It moved under fire into four positions during the day and aided in constructing a line of works to cover the flank. It then moved to Goldsboro, Raleigh, Richmond and Washington, and was mustered out June 12, 1865. The recruits were transferred to the 33d Ind. and served with that organization until its muster-out, July 21 . The original strength of the regiment was 885; gain by recruits, 200; total, 1,085. Loss by death, 212; desertion, 52; unaccounted for, 34.
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.
A neat badge with with a canteen drop! This badge was worn by Union veterans in the 8th Congressional Distric of Indiana at a 1907 veterans reunion. The hanger is a brass type metal. A red, white, and blue ribbon hangs from the hanger. Written in gold color ink is "The Reunion of the Veterans of the 8th Congressional District - Sept. 17, 1907 - Muncie, Ind.". A celluloid disk with metal backing is suspended from the ribbon. The likeness of a canteen is on the disk. The badge is made by the Whitehead & Hoag Company of Newark, New Jersey.
A great badge worn by Indiana Union veterans and members of the Grand Army of the Republic at their 1926 Department of Indiana State encampment held in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The hanger is a blue pin back with "G.A.R." in white on it. A red, white, and blue ribbon is attached and attached to the celluloid drop. The drop is in red, white, and blue. Written on it is "Official Souvenir - 47th Annual Encampment Dep't. of Indiana - G-A-R- & 5th Annual Encampment Dep't. of Indiana- V.F.W. - Fort Wayne - 1926". A Grand Army of the Republic memebership badge is on the bottom of the drop. In the middle of the drop is the stockade of Fort Wayne. The badge is made by the Whitehead & Hoag Company of Newark, New Jersey as noted on the back of the badge.