Indiana in 1860 boasted a total population of 1.3 million people with nearly 200,000 men enlisting in the Union armies. The population included almost 11,500 African-Americans, of which 1,000 enlisted to fight the Confederates.
The state raised over 150 infantry regiments, over two-dozen artillery batteries and regiments, and 13 cavalry regiments. 7,243 Indianans were killed or mortally wounded in battle, with another 19,429 dying of diseases and other causes for a total of 26,672 total deaths during the war. No major actions or engagements took place in the state.