78th Regiment Infantry

Field & Staff with Officers of Companies

Organized at Indianapolis, Ind., for 60 days State service and mustered in August 5, 1862. Guard duty at Evansville, Ind., and operations against guerrillas in Kentucky until October 3. Part of Regiment engaged at Uniontown September 1, and Company "K" at siege of Munfordsville, Ky., September 14-17. Mustered out October 3, 1862.

Regiment lost 1 Officer and 1 Enlisted man killed and 3 Enlisted men by disease. Total 5.

     Guerilla raids becoming frequent on our borders during the summer of 1862, and sixty days' volunteers being tendered to the Executive, and organization composed of six companies was accepted, which rendezvoused at Indianapolis, with William L. Farrow as Lieutenant Colonel, and was mustered into the service August 5th, 1862.  The organization was designated as the Seventy-Eighth Regiment, armed, equipped, and stationed at Evansville, where it performed guard duty, and made expeditions into Kentucky in pursuit of guerillas.  In one of these affairs a portion of the regiment was captured, and paroled at Uniontown, Kentucky and Lieut. Howard of Company "C" killed.  The regiment also was employed in picket duty along the border during its term of service.

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