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United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 84th



  • Existence: 1862-1865

Historical Information

The 84th Indiana Regiment was formed in Richmond, Indiana (Wayne Co.), and mustered into service on 3 September 1862. It left for Covington, Kentucky, where it was assigned to defend the city and Cincinnati, Ohio. Throughout 1862-63, the regiment saw action in Kentucky and Tennessee. It took part in the Battle of Chicamaugua (19-20 September 1863), where it suffered casualties of 125 killed, wounded, or missing. In February 1864, the 84th Indiana camped at Cleveland before joining Gen. Sherman's campaign toward Atlanta in May. After reaching the city, the regiment served in various southern states, including Tennessee, Alabama, and South Carolina. It camped at Huntsville, Alabama between 5 January and 13 March 1865. The regiment was mustered out in June 1865 at Nashville, and returned to Indianapolis.


Found in 1 Collection or Record:

George W. Miller papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 57
Scope and Contents The George W. Miller papers (1853-1865; 0.2 cubic feet) document the participation of George W. Miller, a baker, as a Union soldier in the Civil War. There are a few date discrepancies in the diary. In Diary 1 (1862-1863), Pages 1 through Page 80, Entry August 10 are thought to have been written in 1863. Although Diary 1 itself says 1861, on pages with entries for Saturday, January 17 through Thursday, January 22, Miller has marked out the date and written in "1863" instead. He has also had to...