Union Rifles Company collection
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The Union Rifles Company of Terre Haute was established in the fall of 1861. On July 18, 1862, Newburgh, Indiana was raided by a small group of Confederate sympathizers lead by Confederate Colonel Adam Rankin Johnson. The Union Rifles, under the command of Captain Melville D. Topping, were mustered in for 30 days service as part of the 76th Indiana Regiment and were sent to Kentucky to drive out rebels endangering the Indiana border.
Indiana Historical Bureau. "Indiana Legion." Hoosier Voices Now. Accessed April 16, 2020. https://www.in.gov/history/4061.htm.
Terrell, William Henry Harrison. Indiana In the War of the Rebellion: Report of the Adjutant General. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1960.
[The following testimonial from Major General Love]. Daily Wabash Express (Terre Haute, Ind.), August 4, 1862. https://newspaperarchive.com/terre-haute-daily-wabash-express-aug-04-1862-p-5.
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