Record of Events - Company A, 49th Indiana Volunteers
(became Co. A 49 Indiana Infantry under Capt. Hawkes)
Information from Co. Muster Rolls on microfilm at National Archives, Washington D.C.
- 21 Nov 1861 Mustered in at Jeffersonville, Indiana
- 31 Dec 1861 Bardstown, Kentucky
- Jan, Feb, 1862 Cumberland Ford, Kentucky
- Mar, Apr, 1862 Camp Cumberland Ford, Kentucky
- May, June, 1862 Camp Cotterill, Tennessee
June 8th left Cumberland Ford,
Ky. and marched to Bartourville- -a distance of 16 miles. Here we camped for
three days and started for Tennessee on the 11th. Kept up a continuous
march for seven days during which time we traveled 130 miles over
mountainous roads, heretofore considered entirely impossible for artillery
and teams. In many instances we crossed Pine Mountain. We were compelled to
lift wagons and artillery up ledges of rocks from 3 to 5 feet perpendicular.
After a hard and fatiguing march, we occupied Cumberland Gap on the evening
of 18th June, the enemy having evacuated.
- July, Aug, 1862 Cumberland Gap, Tennessee
- Sept, Oct, 1862 Red House, Virginia
Left Cumberland Gap, Ky. Sept.
17, 1862 and relocated to Greenupsburg, Ky., Oct.2, 1862 having marched 200
miles. Remaining at Greenupsburg two days. The regiment crossed over the
Ohio River and camped at Sciotoville, Ohio- -a distance of 10 miles.
Staying at Sciotoville four days, we took the cars to Portland, Ohio which
place we reached Oct. 9, 1862- -traveling this time about 20 miles. Here we
rested and drew clothing. We left Portland, Ohio Oct. 22, 1862 and started
for Pt. Pleasant, Virginia- -a distance of 30 miles which we reached Oct.
24, 1862. We left Pt. Pleasant Oct. 26th and started for Red House,
Virginia- - which palce we reached after three days marching- -having
marched 30 miles. Here we were mustered again on the 31st of Oct.,1862.
- Nov, Dec, 1862 Chickasaw Bayou, Mississippi
Left Red House, Virginia. Oct.
1, 1862 and marched 10 miles ot Coalsmouth, Va.. Left
Coalsmouth Oct 14, 1862 and marched to Pt. Pleasant, Va.. Embarked on
board steamer "Nellie Rogers" and came to Cincinnati, Ohio- - a distance of
250 miles. Here we disembarked and embarked on steamer "Sunny Side" and
started fro Memphis, Tenn. which we reached Nov 27, 1862- -a distance
perhaps 1000 miles. Left Memphis, Tenn. Dec 20, 1862 on steamer "War Eagle"
bound for Chickasaw Bayou, Miss. which we reached Dec 26, 1862- - having
traveled perhaps 400 miles. Participated in the BATTLE near VICKSBURG on the
27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, and 31st of Dec 1862 which day we were again
mustered for pay.
- Jan, Feb, 1863 Young's Point, Louisiana
Left the scene of action in
near VICKSBURG, Miss. Jan 3, 1863 and embarked on board steamer "War Eagle"
bound for the White and the Arkansas Rivers. Entered White River and
ascended it about 20 miles where we entered Arkansas River by means of a cut
off connecting the two rivers. Ascended Arkansas River about 20 miles.
Disembarked and participated in the fight at ARKANSAS POST on the 10th and
11th of Jan., 1863 at which place the Federal army gained a brilliant
victory. Reembarked on board steamer "War Eagle" and came to Young's Point,
La. Jan. 28, 1863 having traveled a distance of perhaps 700 miles. Here we
again mustered for pay on the 28th day of Feb, 1863.
- Mar, Apr, 1863 Bruensburg, Mississippi
Left Young's Point, La. Mar.9,
1863 and embarked on board steamer John Wasner and disembarked at Milliken's
Bend April 2, 1863. Traveled 30 miles to Smith's Plantation on the
Mississipi River- -a distance 3 miles. Left James Plantation April 21, 1863.
Traveled a distance of 6 miles to Perkin's Plantation. Left Perkin's
Plantation on the 24th of April. Marched toward HARD TIMES LANDING
building bridges, making roads and skirmishing with the enemy. Arrived at
Hard Time landing, La. on the 27th of April- -a distance from Perkin's
Plantation of 24 miles. On the morning of the 30th, embarked on the
transports and barges and landed on the Mississippi Shore at Bruensburg.
- April 10, 1863 Special Muster Roll Smith's Plantation
- May, June, 1863 Big Black River, Mississippi
- July, Aug, 1863 Carrollton, Louisiana
- Sept, Oct, 1863 New Iberia, Louisiana
Left Carrollton, La. Sept.5,
1863 and came to Bay Baef, La. where we remained a few days. Then we marched
to Brashear City, La.. Here we remained several days. Then we were marching
to Opelousas, La., and returned again to Berwick City, L. where we again
mustered for pay Oct. 31 1863.
- Nov, Dec, 1863 Decroe's Point, Texas
Left New Iberia, La. and
marched to Berwick City, La.--a distance of perhaps 60 miles. From there we
proceeded by rail to Algiers, La.--a distance of 80 miles. We left Algiers
Dec.1, 1863 and came to Decroe's Point, Texas--a distance perhaps 600 miles.
Here mustered for pay Dec 31, 1863.
- Jan, Feb, 1864 Indianola, Texas
- Mar, Apr, 1864 Alexandria, Louisiana
March 1, 1864 in camp at
Indianola, Texas. March 1 through 12 marched to Matagorda Island- -distance
about 16 miles. Left there April 15 and came to New Orleans, La. April 23
and proceeded to Alexandria, La. and remained there till April 30, 1864.
- May, June, 1864 Camp Chalmette, Louisiana
Left Alexandria, La. May 11,
1864 and arrived at Camp Chalmette, La. June 22, 1864- -a distance of 300
May 5, 1864
Marched from fortifications near Alexandria to Siaham's Plantation and back
10 miles skirmishing with the enemy and driving them. One man in Co. A
severely wounded. May 6 and 7 skirmish with the enemy- -driving them. May
13, 1864 commenced retreating with the army from Alexandria arriving at
Monganter, La. May 20, 1864.
On the evening of June 21,
1864 embarked and arrived at this point (Camp Chalmette) on the evening of
June 22, 1864.
- July, Aug, 1864 Lexington Kentucky
Left Camp Chalmette, La. July
2, 1864 and proceeded by way of the Mississippi River to Cairo, Illinois- -a
distance of 1000 miles. Here we took the cars for Indianapolis, Ind. and
arrived at the latter place July 9, 1864- -a distance from Cairo of 300
miles. Received a furlough for 30 days- -commencing July 13, 1864. Returned
to Indianapolis, Ind. Aug. 13, 1864. On Aug. 24, 1864 left Indianapolis,
Ind. and started for Lexington, Ky. which we reached Aug. 25, 1864. Then we
were again mustered for pay Aug. 31, 1864.
- Sept, Oct, 1864
Left Lexington, Ky. Oct.15,
1864 and proceeded by rail to Louisville, Ky.- -a distance from Lexington 90
miles. Remained at Louisville one day and proceeded to Nashville, Tenn. by
rail- -distance from Louisville 180 miles. Left Nashville Oct. 23 for
Louisville, Ky. where we were again mustered Oct. 31, 1864.
- Nov, Dec, 1864 Lexington, Kentucky
Left Louisville, Ky. Nov 10,
1864 and proceeded to Lexington, Ky.- -distance 90 miles. Mustered for pay
Dec. 31, 1864.
- Jan, Feb, 1865 Lexington, Kentucky
Last Mustered for pay at this
place where we are and have beeen on duty for the last 3 months.
- Mar, Apr, 1865 Lexington, Kentucky
This Co. has been doing
Garrison Duty at Lexington, Ky. since last muster.
- May, June, 1865 Lexington, Kentucky
Said Co. A was mustered for
pay April 30, 1865 by Jas Gardner- -Capt. Comidg Regt at Lexington, Ky. and
since that time it has been on duty at this place to June 30, 1865 at which
time it again was mustered for pay.
- July, Aug, 1865 Lexington, Kentucky
This Co. was last mustered by
Lt. Col. James Leeper June 30, 1865. Since mustered it has been doing duty
in Lexington, Ky. till Aug 31, 1865 when it again mustered for pay by Lt.
Col. James Leeper.
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