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"Thirty-first Indiana Volunteers, the regiment which saw more
battles during the civil war and smelled more powder than any other enlisted
in the state,".
The 31st Indiana played a significant role in the Civil War, the Regiment
participating in several
Major "Western" battles and sieges. The regiment's men mostly came from the
west central area of Indiana around Terre Haute and surrounding counties. The
regiment was one of a few Indiana regiments that served in the Civil War all
four years and one of the last to be mustered out. It was listed as one of the
Top 300 Regiments in William F. Fox's "Regimental Losses in the American Civil
War (1861-1865)". It fought in such Hellish battles as Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Stones River,
Chickamauga, Resaca, Kennesaw Mtn. Siege of Atlanta, Franklin and Nashville.
Transcription from a
copy of the Wabash Express Newspaper, Terre Haute, Indiana
SEMI-WEEKLY EXPRESS, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 10, 1897.
site was inspired by and is dedicated to my Great, Great Grandfather, Andrew Gosnell, the men of the
31st Indiana Volunteer Infantry
and all of those brave
men on both sides of the war, Union and Confederate, who fought for what they