The Indiana Jackass Regiment in the Civil War

The Indiana Jackass Regiment in the Civil War

A History of the 21st Infantry/1st Heavy Artillery Regiment, With A Roster

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Baker & Taylor
"This book contains never before published information for an Indiana infantry regiment converted to heavy artillery. It concentrates upon these Hoosiers' three-and-a-half years of duty in the Trans-Mississippi Theater and Gulf states during the Civil War. They acted as infantry, cavalry and light artillery before being converted to heavy artillery in 1863"--Provided by publisher.

McFarland
& Co Inc Pub

This book contains never before published information, including artillery firing tables, for an Indiana infantry regiment converted to heavy artillery. It concentrates upon these Hoosiers’ three-and-a-half years of duty in the Trans-Mississippi Theater and Gulf states during the Civil War, often as a separate command. They acted as infantry, cavalry and light artillery (with captured cannons) before being converted to heavy artillery in 1863. Their cannons and artillery equipment were hauled by hundreds of mules. The regiment participated in the taking of New Orleans, securing an important rail link to Morgan City, Louisiana, the Teche Campaign, the siege and reduction of Port Hudson, the Red River Campaign, and sieges and reductions of Fort Gaines, Fort Morgan, Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely, Alabama.

Book News
Faller, who writes about artillery, researched diaries, memoirs, journals, and collections of letters to document the history of the Indiana Jackass Regiment, the 21st Infantry/1st Heavy Artillery, during the Civil War. The regiment served for about four years in Louisiana, playing a part in securing it for the Union as infantry by capturing the railroad between New Orleans and present-day Morgan City and fighting in the Battle of Baton Rouge. They fought as artillery in the Teche Campaigns and participated in the Siege of Port Hudson, and used their artillery at the siege and reduction of Forts Gaines and Morgan at Mobile Bay, Alabama, and the sieges of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely. Faller focuses on infantry and their use of light artillery and includes comparisons of the luxury of camp life in cities to living in tents, in addition to discussion of the effects of the war on their lives and those back home, the interactions of the men with the citizens of Louisiana, and their feelings about the people, their officers, and each other. Also included are unpublished maps of battlefields and a detailed regimental roster. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., c2013
ISBN: 9780786470464
0786470461
Branch Call Number: 973.7472 F191i
Characteristics: ix, 365 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm

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