The 42nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry



Welcome to the Web Pages of the 42nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry


This site is dedicated to all the brave men who fought in the War of the Rebellion, and 
specifically to the men of the 42nd Indiana. May we always honor those who gave their 

last full measure of devotion
to a cause for which they believed in.

A Few of the Brave Men of the 42nd Indiana

Click here for the names of the men who appear above

With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us 
to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; 
to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan - to do all 
which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.

President Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865. 

Note: If you are looking for the 42nd Indiana Reenactment Group,
you may find their fine web site at the following address:


The purpose of this site is to disseminate historical and biographical information about the 42nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry and the men who fought in the regiment.

A Brief Introduction to the 42nd Indiana

Most of the "original" 42nd volunteers (those mustered in 1861) came from the southern and southwestern Indiana counties of Vanderburg(h), Spencer, Gibson, Daviess, Pike, and Warrick (click here for a list of the Indiana counties that each 42nd company was from and county maps). The "recruits" and the "drafted" (those mustered after 1861) also came predominately from Southern Indiana, although a decent number did come from Northern Indiana. Some of the Northern Indiana communities that these men called home included Rensselaer, Plymouth, Kendallville, Michigan City, Columbia City, and Wabash, just to name a few.

What's   What's New on the 42nd Indiana Web Site!

Roster of the 42nd Indiana
Updated 12/27/2018
  View the Muster Rolls of the 42nd Indiana Vol. Infantry.
Regimental Histories of the 42nd Indiana   Read detailed histories of the battles and troop movements of the 42nd Indiana Vol. Infantry.
Flags of the 42nd Indiana   View the National and Regimental flags of the 42nd Indiana Vol. Infantry.
Biographies of the Men   Read Biographies of the Men of the 42nd.
Letters, Diaries, and Misc. Information   Read letters, diaries, and browse other additional information concerning the 42nd Indiana.
The G.A.R. and Reunions of the 42nd Indiana  View the Grand Army of the Republic post information and pictures as well as other soldier's reunion information and pictures of the 42nd Indiana men.
Cemetery Listings of the Men
Updated 12/27/2018. Now with Find-a-
Grave Memorial Links (Work in Progress)
  View the Grave Locations of the 42nd Indiana Men.
View and Sign the NEW Guest Book View and sign the new 42nd Guest Book and/or submit your comments about this site.
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View the First and Second Old Guest Books   View comments from the two old 42nd guest book.
Links of Interest
Updated 12/22/2012
  View other interesting Civil War and Genealogical sites.

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If you are a descendant of one of the men who fought in the 42nd, I would like to hear from you!! I am also a descendant. I especially need biographical information (including any pension or military information you might have), and copies of any pictures of the men. I would be more than happy to include any of this information on this site.
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This Page was Last Edited on December 27, 2018