Field & Staff with Officers of Companies
On the 20th of December, 1864, a call was made for eleven regiments of infantry to serve for one year, and recruiting rendevous were established at the headquarters of each of the District Provost Marshals, from which recruits were forwarded to the general rendevous at Indianapolis. Chief recruiting officers were, also, appointed in each District whose exertions materially aided the recruitment of the regiments. Subsequently five additional regiments for the same arm and term of service were called for, to be recruited in the same manner. Under these calls the following organization was raised, mustered into service and sent to the field:
The One Hundred and Forty-Eighth Regiment--Was recruited in the Sixth Congressional District, and was organized at Indianapolis, on the 25th of February, 1865, with Nicholas R. Ruckle as Colonel. On the 28th it left for Nashville, Tennessee, and was at once placed on duty. From that time until its muster-out, the regiment was kept constantly employed in doing guard and garrison duty in the interior of Middle Tennessee. On the 5th of September, 1865, it was mustered out of service and proceeded to Indiana, arriving at Indianapolis on the 8th, with thirty-six offers and seven hundred and eighty-four men for final discharge.
Organized at Indianapolis, Ind., and mustered in February 25, 1865. Left State for Nashville, Tenn., February 28. Duty there and as guard and garrison in District of Middle Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to September. Mustered out September 5, 1865.
Lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and 34 Enlisted men by disease. Total 36.