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Record of Events for Fourteenth Indiana Infantry, April 1861-June 1864.
Hospital

Stationed at Union Hotel Hospital at Winchester, Virginia, March 23-April 30, 1862. There were no mustering or inspecting officers at Winchester at the time of the closing of the Union Hotel Hospital and there was no muster made of the attendants. These soldiers are now mustered on certificates given by Surgeon Bagaley of duties per- formed at that time and they arc entitled to pay for the services rendered.

JAMES [DICKEY] ROBISON;

Brigade Surgeon and Chief of Hospital.

Field and Staff

Stationed at Terre Haute, Indiana, June 7, 1861. June 7- Muster-in roll of the field and staff, noncommissioned staff and band of the Fourteenth Regiment (Second Brigade) of Indiana Foot Volunteers, corrmanded by Colonel Nathan Kimball, called into service of the United States by the President from June 7, 1861 (date of this muster) for the term of three years, unless sooner discharged.

THOMAS [JOHN] WOOD,

Lieutenant-Colonel, First Cavalry',

Mustering Officer.

Stationed at Cheat Mountain Summit, [West] Virginia, June 7- August 31, 1861.

Stationed at Huttonwille, [west] Virginia, September- October 1861.

Stationed at Camp Keyes Romney, [west] Virginia, November- December 1861.

Station not stated, January-February 1862.

Stationed at Camp Cave, Virginia, March-April 1862. March 4.- The regiment left Paw Paw, [west] Virginia. Trav- eled by rail to Back Creek, forty-one miles; thence to Martins- burg, twelve miles; thence to Winchester, eighteen miles. March 23.- Engaged the enemy and assisted in their rout and defeat and the capture of two guns and four caissons; thence fol- lowed the enemy to Strasburg, Virginia, eighteen miles. April 1.- The regiment left Strasburg, Virginia and marched by the back road, to prevent any flank movement by the enemy, to camp near Edenburg, Virginia, where it arrived on the same day, a distance of fifteen miles April 16.- Remained until April 16, when four companies, F, G, H, and I, took up the line of march by the back road via Columbia Furnace. Assisted in capturing a company of [Turner] Ashby's cavalry, then being joined by more forces, pushed on toward Mount Jackson with the intention of cutting off the enemy's retreat, but the roads were bad, in consequence of which the enemy escaped. The rest of the command marched by way of the pike and rejoined at Mount Jackson, then pushed on after the retreating enemy to New Market, Virginia. April 25-27.- Encamped until April 25, then moved camp five miles south and on April 27 five miles further on. Total distance marched 117 miles; by rail, forty-one miles traveled. The regiment also marched on an expedition against the enemy from Winchester to a point four miles south of Strasburg (twenty-two miles), then returned to Winchester. In all, forty- four miles.

Stationed at Westover, Virginia, May-June 1862. May 12-22.- The regiment took up the line of march from New Market, Virginia via Luray, Front Royal, Warrenton, Catlen's [Station] and Falmouth and arrived at Fredericksburg, Virginia May 22, a distance of 115 miles. May 25-30.- The command remained here until the morning of May 25, when ordered to return to the valley to the relief of Gen- eral [Nathaniel Prentiss] Banks, marching by way of Catlett's, Manassas Junction and Gap, Haymarket and Rectortown and arrived at Front Royal May 30. Assisted in routing the enemy, capturing a number of prisoners, eleven wagons and one field piece. Distance marched ninety-five miles. Thence [marched] to Luray, making a detour towards Stras- burg; thence up the Luray Valley of the Shenandoah River, to the junction of the Gordonsville Pike, distance forty-eight miles. Made a countermarch, in the meantime, to Luray; distance marched back and forth, fourteen miles. June 10.- Was in line of battle to cover the retreat of the Third and Fourth Brigade from the fight at Port Republic. Thence marched via Luray, Front Royal, Manassas Gap, Salem, White Plains, and Thoroughfare Gap to Bristoe Station, Virginia on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, a distance of ninety-seven miles. June 29.- [Marched] to Alexandria via railroad, a distance of twenty-seven miles. June 3&- Found the command on board the steamer Columbia on the way to join [George Brinton) McClellan in front of Rich mond. Total distance marched 269 [miles]. Total distance by rail, 27 [miles]. [Aggregate miles] 296

Stationed near Rockyille, Maryland, July-August 1862. July 2-11.- The regiment landed at Harrison's [Landing] from Alexandria, 260 miles, and were at once sent out to the rear of McClellan's Army. Assisted in checking the advance of the enemy after a brisk action and remained on outpost duty until July 11. August 6-7.- The regiment marched out to Malvern Hill to cover the retreat of the reconnoitering forces on the night of August 6 and returned the following morning, a distance of some fourteen miles. August 16.- On the morning of August 16 the regiment broke camp and marched by way of the Chickahominy [River] and Yorktown to Newport News, a distance of some eighty miles. August 24-26.- Remained in camp until August 24, when it embarked on board the steamship illinois and landed again at Alexandria on August 26 and marched out to Camp California. August 28-30.- Remained until August 28, when it marched back through Alexandria to Arlington Heights by night and on the following day commenced to march to Centreville and arrived August 30, a distance of thirty-five miles, and was sent out on picket, where it remained on duty until the whole Army had evacuated the place. The regiment was then ordered to fall back and act as a cover to the retreat and marched back to a camp near the Chain Bridge, a distance of thirty-one miles, then the following day it broke camp and marched to Tenallytown by way of the Chain Bridge and went into camp, a distance of nine miles. Distance traveled by water, 450 miles. Distance marched 169 miles. IAggregate miles] 619 miles. Stationed at camp near Harrison's Landing, Virginia, August 9) 1862. August 9.- Muster-out roll of the regimental band in the Four- teenth Regiment of Indiana Foot Volunteers, conunanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Philander R. Owen, called into the service of the United States by the President, Abraham Lincoln, at Terre Haute, Indiana (the place of general rendezvous) on June 7, 1861 to serve for the term of three years from the date of enrollment, unless sooner discharged, from June 7, 1861 (when mustered in) to August 9, 1862. The company was organized by Colonel Nathan Kimball at Terre Haute in the month of June 1861....

TULLY McCREA,

Second Lieutenant, First Anillery, United States Army,

Mustering Officer.

Stationed in the field, Loudoun Valley, Virginia, September-Octo- ber 1862. September 14.- The regiment left Tenallytown, [District of Columbia] and marched by way of Rockville, Clarksburg, Urbana, Frederick to Middletown, Maryland, a distance of fifty- five miles, where it was held in reserve with [Edwin Vose] Sum- ner's Corps during the battle of South Mountain September 14. September 15-17.- Crossed the mountain; marched through Boonsborough and bivouacked near Antietam Creek. Remained until the morning of September 17, when it took a part in the bat- tle of Antietam on the right of Kimball's Brigade, [William Henry] French's Division, Sumner's Corps, and after fighting for four hours, caused the enemy to give way with a loss on our pan of thirty killed and fifteen wounded. The battle at this point was very desperate but Kimball's Brigade stood firm and gained the title of the "Gibraltar Brigade" from General French. September 21-October 8.- Marched to Harper's Ferry, ten miles, and remained in camp on Bolivar Heights the whole time, except on October 8 made a useless march to Leesburg and returned, a distance of forty miles, and accompanied the recon- naissance to Charleston and return. October 30.- Broke camp and are now marching up Loudoun Valley in good spirits. Total distance traveled about 121 miles Stationed near Falniouth, Virginia, November-December 1862. November 18- The regiment left Harper's Ferry and marched via Loudoun Valley and Warrenton and arrived opposite Freder- icksburg November 18, a distance of about sixty-seven miles. December 13.- Took part in the - of Fredericksburg. Loss: four killed, sixty-seven wounded and eight missing, total seventy- nine.

Stationed near Falniouth, Wrginia, January-February 1863. No actions or marches to chronicle. This regiment belongs to the First Brigade, Third Division, Second Corps, Army of the Potomac.

Stationed at United States Ford, Virginia, March-April 1863. April 2&- Marched from Falmouth, Virginia and arrived at United States Ford, Virginia same day, a distance of about eight miles. Crossed the Rappahannock and marched against the enemy, arriving near Chancellorsville, Virginia same day, a dis- tance of about five miles.

Stationed at Uniontown, Maryland, May-June 1863. May 3.- The regiment was engaged in the battle of Chancel- lorsyille, Virginia and lost in the aggregate, fifty-nine. June 14-30.- The regiment left Falmouth, Virginia and marched via Stafford Court-Rouse, Dumfries, Fairfax Station, Centreville, Gainesville, Gum Springs, Edwards Ferry, Poolesville, Mary- land; Frederick City, Liberty, Johnsville to Uniontown, Mary- land, where the regiment encamped and mustered on June 30, marching a distance of about 160 miles.

Stationed at east New York, July-August 1863. July 3.- The regiment marched from Uniontown, Maryland to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Participated in the battle and lost in the aggregate thirty-two men. Marched from there via Frederick City, Williamsport, Harper's Ferry to Elk Run, Virginia, a dis- tance of about 125 miles. Was sent by rail to Alexandria and thence on transport to east New York.

Station not stated, September-October 1863. September 8-12.- The regiment left camp at east New York. Marched nine miles to the foot of Canal Street, New York, then embarked on board steamer Atlantic and arrived at Alexandria September 12. Station not stated, May 1862. May 4.- The regiment left camp near New Market, Virginia. From Moore's Farm marched by Luray, Front Royal, Warrenton, Catlea's Station, Falmouth, near Fredericksburg, 125 miles. May 30.- Marched to Manassas Junction, Rectortown, Haymar- ket, Front Royal. Distance marched ninety-five miles. Total distance marched 220 miles. The regiment captured, while on picket, one piece of artillery and eleven wagons.

Station not stated, June 1862. June 1-29.- The regiment left Front Royal; marched to Luray, twenty-five miles, then marched to Port Republic, thirty miles, making a countermarch, in the meantime, of fourteen miles. Were ordered to retreat when it arrived in sight of the enemy and returned to Luray, thirty miles; thence to Front Royal, twenty- five miles; thence to Bristoe Station, eighty miles; thence by rail to Alexandria, twenty-nine miles on June 29. June 30.- The command [was] on board the steamer Columbia, bound for the Army of the Potomac. Total distance traveled 233 miles (twenty-nine by rail). All this distance was traveled and nothing gained by the Union forces.

Stationed at Harrkon's landing, Virginia, July 1862.

Station not stated, September-October 1862.

Stationed at Falmouth, virginia, November 1862-January 1863.

Station not stated, February-June 1863.

Station not stated, July 1863. July 1.- The regiment marched from Uniontown, Maryland to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Was engaged with the enemy. Marched to Sandy Hook. From there to the present encampment, Elk Run, Virginia via Manassas Gap and Warrenton, a distance of over 200 miles.

Station not stated, August 1863-February 1864.

Stationed at Stevensburg, Virginia, March-April 1864.

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