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Company G 93rd Indiana Infantry
The 93rd Indiana Infantry in the Civil War
My great-great grandfather served in the 93rd Indiana Infantry during the Civil War. In researching his life, I needed to learn about what happened to the regiment he was in. As I find information, I'll link it here for use with the book I'm writing about the life of Abraham Bates Tower, my ancestor.
If you had a relative serving in the 93rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry, I hope you find this information helpful.
Graphic available from Zazzle: Civil War Days- Hartford City, Indiana by Mamajo3304
Videos Showing Indiana Civil War Re-Enactments - Including the Battle of Brice's Crossroads where the 93rd Infantry lost many men
Read More about the Union Defeat at the Battle of Brice's Crossroads - Book available from Amazon
Recent Book on The Battle of Brice's Crossroads
I just ordered this for my Kindle and am reading it now. I'll let you know more about it when I've finished.
This isn't a major battle like Gettysburg or Vicksburg, but still significant.
Links for the 93rd Indiana Infantry
The 93rd Indiana Infantry served around Vicksburg during the siege of that city.
- Civil War Index - 93rd Indiana Infantry
This tells where the 93rd Indiana Infantry was during different times of the Civil War. It also has links to lists of the enlisted men and lists of the officers.
- Full text of "Indiana at Vicksburg"
Valuable source - you can read the whole book and search on keywords at Internet Archive.
- IHB: Hoosier Soldiers in the Civil War
This site (Indiana Historical Bureau) gives the background on how the companies formed, mustered, etc. Well worth reading.
Books about Indiana Troops in the Civil War
The book gives access to personal letters, official records, newspaper articles, and other primary source material about Indiana in the Civil War.
Some 93rd Indiana Infantry Soldiers Lie Buried in the Andersonville National Cemetery
My Ancestor Spent 6 Months in Andersonville
A number of men from Company G, 93rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry were captured at Guntown (Battle of Brice's Crossroads). They ended up in Andersonville Prison in Georgia which was a horrible place, similar to the concentration camps of the second World War.
Abraham Bates Tower survived Andersonville, but some of his comrades were not so lucky. He suffered health problems for the rest of his life from the starvation and bad conditions.
I discovered that my great-great grandfather was active in the GAR in Indiana after the war.
Some Returned Home to Live out Their Lives
Deserters from Company G
- Indiana Deserters - Civil War
As you search your family genealogy, what if you find a Civil War ancestor who's not a hero, but a deserter? It might be a let-down or a shock, but think it though. There are many factors that influence a soldier's behavior during wartime. In my...
Some Deserted from Company G
It's interesting to see that some of the desertions were short-term, so the men returned to the company and were not harshly treated. Perhaps family needs or health problems led them to leave for a few months.
The need for men in the ranks may have made it expedient to reinstate them with mild punishment such as withholding pay.
The Impact of the Civil War on Indiana
You can ask the public library to interlibrary-loan a book like this. If you want it for your home library, then just order a copy from Amazon.
Details about Officers in Company G
- Officers of Company G - 93rd Indiana Infantry
My great-great-grandfather joined the 93rd Indiana Infantry, Company G during the American Civil War. I was curious about the officers that he served under and applied my librarian skills to researching the topic. Here's what I've found.
Get the Feel of What It Was Like for Civil War Soldiers
Tip for Finding Your Ancestor
Use Google to search on the company commander. There are more likely to articles online about him that will give you clues to your ancestor's company activities.
I Blog about Finding Your Civil War Ancestor
- Finding My Civil War Ancestor | Tips for Genealogists and Historians
Tips for Genealogists and Historians for researching a Civil War ancestor. Blog by Virginia Allain, retired librarian.
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