149th Regiment Infantry



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-Ninth Regiment--Was recruited in the Seventh Congressional District, and was organized at Indianapolis on the 1st day of March, 1865, with William H. Fairbanks as Colonel.  It left Indianapolis on the 3rd for Nashville, Tennessee, and was a few weeks afterwards sent to Decatur, Alabama, in which vicinity it did duty until its muster-out. While stationed at that place, the regiment received the surrender of the rebel forces commanded by Generals Roddy and Polk, together with large quantities of arms and munitions of war.  On the 18th of September it proceeded to Nashville, where it was mustered out on the 27th of September, 1865.  Arriving at Indianapolis on the 29th, with thirty officers and eight hundred men, it was publicly welcomed home, at a reception meeting held in the Capitol grounds, and was addressed by Governor Morton, General Finnell, of Kentucky, and others.

Organized at Indianapolis, Ind., and mustered in March 1, 1865. Left State for Nashville, Tenn., March 3; thence moved to Decatur, Ala., and garrison and guard duty there until September. Regiment received the surrender of Generals Roddy and Warren. Mustered out September 27, 1865.

Lost during service 43 by disease.

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