155th 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-Fifth Regiment--Was composed of companies recruited in the Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Congressional Districts and was organized at Indianapolis on the 18th of April, 1865, with John M. Wilson as Colonel.  On the 26th of April the regiment left for Washington and upon its arrival there it was sent to Alexandria and was assigned to the provisional brigade of the Third Division of the Ninth Army Corps.  On the 3rd of May it was transferred to Dover, Delaware, at which place companies were detached and sent to Centreville, and Wilmington, Delaware, and Salisbury, Maryland.  On the return to the regiment of two of these companies a railroad accident occurred by which a number were severely injured.  The regiment being brought together was, on the 4th of August, 1865, mustered out at Dover, Delaware.  Arriving at Indianapolis on the 10th with thirty-two officers and eight hundred men, for final discharge, it was publicly welcomed home, at a reception meeting held in the State House grove, at which addresses were made by Lieutenant Governor Baker, General Benjamin Harrison and others.

Organized at Indianapolis April 18. 1865. Left State for Washington, D.C., April 26. Assigned to Provisional Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps. Moved to Dover, Del., May 3. Duty in Delaware and Maryland by Detachments until August. Mustered out, August 4, 1865.

Lost during service 19 by disease.

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