153rd 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 Fifty-Third Regiment--Was composed of companies recruited in the Eleventh Congressional District, and was organized at Indianapolis, on the 1st of March, 1865, with Oliver H. P. Carey as Colonel.  It left Indianapolis on the 5th, for Nashville, Tennessee, but was stopped at Louisville, by order of General Palmer, and sent to Russellville, Kentucky, and from thence detachments were sent out to Hopkinsville, Bowling Green and other points in that section of the country.  Companies "D", "G" and "H" were, at different times, engaged in fighting guerillas, and lost five men killed and wounded.  On the 16th of June the regiment returned to Louisville, and was assigned to duty at Taylor Barracks, in that city, where it remained until the 4th of September, 1865, when it was mustered out of service.  Arriving at Indianapolis on the 6th, with thirty officers and seven hundred men, it was publicly welcomed home, at a reception meeting held on the same day in the Capitol grounds, at which speeches were made by General Mansfield, Hon. John H. Farquhar and Colonel Nelson Trusler.

Organized at Indianapolis, Ind., March 1, 1865. Left State for Nashville, Tenn., March 5. Stopped at Louisville, Ky., while en route and sent to Russellsville, Ky. Operating against guerrillas in vicinity of Russellsville until June. Lyons County April 29 (Detachment). Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 16, and duty at Taylor's Barracks until September. Mustered out September 4, 1865.

Lost during service 3 Enlisted men killed and 46 Enlisted men by disease. Total 49.

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