3rd Indiana Cavalry
- I have created a website honoring the men of the 3rd Indiana Cavalry
(45th Indiana Volunteer) Regiment at
This regiment was unique in that it never fought as a complete
regiment. Six companies were formed and sent east. Four additional
companies were formed shortly thereafter but sent to the west.
Later, two more companies were formed and after a year of provost
duty within Indiana, were sent to the west and joined the other
four. The original ten companies were mustered out at the end of
their 3 year term of service. The 2 remaining companies served until
the end of the war. Official records would indicate that the
regiment was disbanded and the remaining troopers assigned the the
8th Indiana Cavalry. Reports of that unit indicate that the 3rd
remained intact but fought under the command of the 8th's colonel.
This unit fought in many of the major campaigns in the west including
Stones River, Chickamauga, North Georgia, Atlanta, March to the Sea,
and the Carolinas Campaign.
My site contains detailed rosters of each company taken from the
Indiana Adjutant General's Report. I hope that someone here can find
some useful information there. I will be adding information to the
site as it becomes available and time permits.