Company G 93rd Indiana Infantry
The 93rd Indiana Infantry in the Civil War
My great-great grandfather served in the 93rd Indiana Infantry - Company G, 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.
Tracking the movements of the regiment gives me a better idea of what he experienced during this momentous time of his life.
If you had a relative serving in the 93rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry, I hope you find this information helpful.
Video of Indiana Civil War Re-Enactments - the Battle of Brice's Crossroads where the 93rd Infantry lost many men
Background Information on the Men in Company G - 93rd Indiana Infantry
- Enlisted Men of Company G - 93rd Indiana Infantry is the page where I store the information that I find about the men who served in Company G of the 93rd Indiana Infantry during the American Civil War. My great-great-grandfather volunteered for this company. He survived the war and lived a long life. One of the treasures our family has is his pocket diary. In it, he lists the names of the men in Company G.
Officers of Company G is the page where I store what I find about the officers listed in my great-great-grandfather's pocket diary. I was curious about the ones that he served under so I applied my librarian skills to researching the topic. I was able to find information online about the top officer in the company who had quite an interesting life.
Recent Book on The Battle of Brice's Crossroads
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 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" provides a valuable source. You can read the whole book and search on keywords at the Internet Archive.
- IHB: Hoosier Soldiers in the Civil War is a very helpful site (Indiana Historical Bureau) that gives the background on how the companies formed, mustered, etc. Well worth reading.
Books about Indiana Troops 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.
Some Returned Home to Live out Their Lives
Some Deserted 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 through. There are many factors that influence a soldier's behavior during wartime.
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, at least those in Company G were treated leniently. 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.
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.
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Tips for Genealogists and Historians for researching a Civil War ancestor. Blog by Virginia Allain, retired librarian.
This Maps the Regimental Travels of Company G
- Following the 93rd Indiana Infantry
In trying to understand my ancestor's experience in the Civil War, I'm mapping out the movements and battles of the 93rd Indiana Infantry. Abraham Bates Tower was a private with Company G of the 93rd. Follow along with me as I try to visualize the...
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