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Muster In: Organized at Indianapolis, Ind., for one year’s service May, 1861, but reorganized for three years and mustered in June 19, 1861.1
Muster Out: Mustered out September 5, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Captain Samuel M. Zent
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Captain John H. Lawrence
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army3,4

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army6,7

  • Commander: Lieutenant Samuel M. Zent (June 30, 1864)8
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: Springfield Rifles (.58 caliber) (June 30, 1864)9
  • Note: Non-Veterans left front June 19. Mustered out June 24, 1864.10

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army11,12

  • Commander: Lieutenant Samuel M. Zent (July 31, 1864)13
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 13th Indiana had only three (3) companies at this point.14,15

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army16,17

  • Commander: Captain Samuel M. Zent (August 31, 1864)18
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 13th Indiana had only three (3) companies at this time.19,20

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army21,22

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 13th Indiana consisted of three (3) companies at this time.23

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army24,25

  • Commander: Captain John H. Lawrence (October 31, 1864)26
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 13th Indiana consisted of three (3) companies at this time.27,28

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

Third Brigade | Second Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (November 1-December 3, 1864)29

Third Brigade | Second Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (December 3-7, 1864)30

  • Commander: Captain Samuel M. Zent (December 31, 1864)31
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 13th Indiana consisted of five (5) companies at this time.32
  • Note: On December 3, 1864, the X Corps and XVIII Corps of the Army of the James were reorganized into the XXIV Corps and the XXV Corps.
  • Note: In trenches before Richmond until December 7. Left to participate in the First Fort Fisher Expedition and never returned. 33

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.34

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.34

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles36:

  • Before Petersburg June 15-18.
  • Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to December 6, 1864.
  • Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864.
  • Non-Veterans left front June 19.
  • Mustered out June 24, 1864.
  • Demonstration north of the James at Deep Bottom August 13-20.
  • Battle of Strawberry Plains August 14-18.
  • Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30.
  • Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28.
  • Detached duty at New York City during Election of 1864 November 4-17.

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    2. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    3. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), p. 234
    4. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 553
    5. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 13th Indiana Entry, Page 42; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    6. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), p. 234
    7. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 553
    8. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 553
    9. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 13th Indiana Entry, Page 42; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    10. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    11. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), page 264
    12. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 738
    13. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 738
    14. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), page 264
    15. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 738
    16. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 620: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    17. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 120: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 1864)”
    18. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 620: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    19. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 620: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    20. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 120: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 1864)”
    21. Sommers, Richard J. “Grant’s Fifth Offensive at Petersburg: A Study in Strategy, Tactics, and Generalship.  The Battle of Poplar Spring Church, the First Battle of the Darbytown Road, the Second Battle of the Squirrel Level Road, the Second Battle of the Darbytown Road (Ulysses S. Grant, Virginia).” Doctoral Thesis. Rice University, 1970. Print. p. 1303.
    22. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 134: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
    23. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 134: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
    24. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 465: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    25. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 149: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces…Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road, Va., October 27-28, 1864”
    26. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 465: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    27. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 465: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    28. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 149: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces…Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road, Va., October 27-28, 1864”
    29.  A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    30. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1124: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    31. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1124: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    32. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1124: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    33. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    34. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    35. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    36. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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