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85th Indiana Infantry Regiment veterans roster

 Collection — Folder: S2440
Identifier: S2440

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photocopies of a roster of the 85th Indiana Infantry Regiment veterans who were living in Terre Haute, Indiana and the surrounding counties in 1892. The roster records the soldier's name, company and post office address. The list was compiled by Captain George Grimes, Jr. of Company I and the copy was made from the original that was in the possession of Grimes's granddaughter Helen Louise (Finch) Smith in 1968.


  • 1892

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

The 85th Indiana Infantry Regiment was organized at Terre Haute on September 2, 1862. The regiment's first engagement was at Thompson's Station in March 1863. It later took part in the Atlanta Campaign and was in the engagements at Resaca, Cassville, Dallas, Golgotha, Kolb's Farm and Peachtree Creek. It also took part in the Carolina Campaign and the Battle of Bentonville. The regiment mustered out of service in Washington, D.C. on June 12, 1865 and proceeded to Indianapolis where it was finally discharged. Recruits were transferred to the 33rd Indiana and continued to serve with this regiment until mustering out at Louisville, Kentucky on July 21.


Indiana Adjutant General's Office and William H.H. Terrell. Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, vol. 3. Indianapolis: Samuel M. Douglas, State Printer, 1866. Accessed October 26, 2022.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. William A. Smith in 1968.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/10/26 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/10/26 by Laura Eliason.
85th Indiana Infantry Regiment veterans roster
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140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.