31st Indiana Volunteer Infantry
Following in the 31st Indiana's Footsteps
This and the following pages contain photos of monuments and markers related to the 31st Indiana Volunteer Infantry. They are here to help one to retrace their steps through history and document where these monuments and markers are located and what they look like. I recommend that you visit National Battlefield parks, State Parks and other sites. Links to Battlefield web sites can be found on the "Links" page of this site. I also recommend that you read the short history of the 31st Indiana.
All photos were taken by Dennis Hutchinson or Brian Hutchinson.
To begin our journey we will start in Terre Haute, Indiana just a few blocks from their mustering camp, Camp Vigo, with the tombstone of General Charles Cruft.
Colonel Cruft was promoted to Brigadier General in July of 1862. Lieutenant Colonel John Osborn was then promoted as Colonel of the Regiment.
Let's now travel to Bowling Green, Indiana. Colonel Osborn resigned his commission in July of 1863. Lieutenant Colonel John T. Smith was then commissioned Colonel. Smith was Colonel of the regiment the longest of any of the four Colonels of the Regiment, he later resigning in March of 1865.
James R. Hallowell then became Colonel of the regiment serving in this position until the Regiment was mustered out on December 8, 1865 at Victoria, Texas.
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I am especially interested in photos of soldiers from the 31st Indiana in their wartime clothing. I am also interested in any letters, diaries, or biographical information on 31st Indiana soldiers
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Last Update January, 2012
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