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The 34th Regiment Indiana Infantry, also known as The Morton Rifles, was organized at Anderson, Indiana, and mustered in September 16, 1861


  • Moved to Jeffersonville, Indiana, October 10, 1861.
  • to New Haven, Kentucky, November 15, and duty there till December 14, 1861.
  • Moved to Camp Wicliffe, Kentucky, December 14, 1861, and duty there until February 7, 1862.
  • Attached to 10th Brigade, Army of the Ohio, November-December, 1861.
  • Attached to 10th Brigade, 4th Division, Army of the Ohio, to February, 1862.
  • 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of the Mississippi, to April, 1862.
  • 1st Brigade, 3d Division, Army of the Mississippi.
  • Garrison at New Madrid, Missouri, to July, 1862.
  • Helena, Arkansas, District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. of Missouri, to November, 1862.
  • 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Dept. of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. of the Tennessee, to January, 1863.
  • 3rd Brigade, 12th Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to February, 1863.
  • 1st Brigade, 12th Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to August, 1863
  • Dept. of the Gulf to March, 1864.
  • Defences of New Orleans, Louisiana., to December, 1864.
  • Brazos Santiago, Texas, U.S. Forces, Texas, to June, 1865.
  • Dept. of Texas to February, 1866.
  • Battle of Palmito Ranch, Texas


The Regiment lost during its service two Officers and 32 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded. There were also 5 Officers and 204 Enlisted men who died by disease, for a total of 243. [1]

The last Hoosier casualty of the Civil War was a Hoosier {[2] Pvt John J Willimas} in the 34th who was taking part in an engagement in Texas in 1865.[1]


  1. Shelby L. Foote (1973). The Civil War:A Narrative. III. Random House. pp. 1019–1020. 

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