30 1/2 x 21, two sided imprinted form, filled out in ink. Muster Roll of Captain Joseph Winters, Company E, of the Eighty Ninth Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, United States Army, Colonel Charles D. Murray, from the thirty first day of December 1862, when last mustered, to the twenty eighth day of February 1863. Itemized listing for over 60 men with muster and pay information as well as their signatures. Also includes a remarks section with additional information. Issued at Fort Pickering, Tenn., on February 28, 1863. Signed by Joseph P. Winters, Commanding the Company, and Hervey Craven, Lieut. Col., Inspector and Mustering Officer. Very fine.
Hervey Craven, was a resident of Pendleton, Indiana, when he enlisted as a captain, on August 7, 1862, and was commissioned into Co. B, 89th Indiana Infantry. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel, on August 28, 1862, and was mustered out of service on July 19, 1865, at Mobile, Alabama.
Joseph P. Winters, was a resident of Portand, Indiana, when he enlisted as a captain, on August 9, 1862, and was commissioned into Co. E, 89th Indiana Infantry. He was mustered out of the service on July 19, 1865, at Mobile, Alabama.
The 89th Indiana Infantry was organized at Wabash and Indianapolis and was mustered in Aug. 28, 1862, moving at once to Louisville.
It proceeded to Munfordville to reinforce the garrison and was compelled to surrender to General Braxton Bragg in September. The men were paroled, returned home, and were exchanged in November.
The regiment then joined General Burbridge's brigade and was on guard duty at Fort Pickering until Oct. 18, when it was ordered to Memphis for picket duty.
It was in action at Hernando Miss., in August and a detachment of 200 was in a skirmish with General Nathan Bedford Forrest's command at Lafayette in December.
The regiment left for Vicksburg Jan. 26, 1864, with the 1st brigade, 3rd division, 16th corps, from which point it made expeditions to Meridian and Marion, skirmishing at Quan's Hill and near Meridian.
It accompanied Gen. Smith's expedition up Red River in March, and participated in the assault and capture of Fort De Russy.
It fought at Henderson's Hill, assisting in the capture of 270 men and 4 pieces of artillery, and also bore a conspicuous part in the battle of Pleasant Hill, losing 7 killed and 47 wounded.
It then moved to Grand Ecore and Natchitoches, where it lay in line of battle until the Army of the Gulf had passed, and then covered the retreat of the army to Alexandria.
It was in a sharp engagement at Bayou Lamourie, charging and repulsing the enemy. It was next engaged near Marksville, and was in a severe contest two days later losing 8 killed and 45 wounded. It reached Vicksburg on May 24, and Memphis June 9, and later escorted a train from Collierville to Moscow.
It moved to La Grange, Tenn., and remained there until July 5, when it marched to Pontotoc, Miss., thence to Harrisburg, and was engaged in the battle of Tupelo. It moved to Memphis, thence to Oxford but returned to Memphis on receipt of the news that Forrest was there.
It took steamers on Sept. 8, for Jefferson barracks, from which place it made a brief expedition to De Soto, and on Oct. 2, started in pursuit of General Sterling Price, passing through Missouri to Oxford, Kan., and back to Harrisonville, Mo.
It marched to St. Louis, and thence moved to Nashville, where it participated in the battle in Dec. 1864. It joined the pursuit of General John Bell Hood as far as Clifton and proceeded on Jan. 1, 1865, to Eastport, Miss., where it remained until Feb. 9, when it took steamers for Vicksburg and New Orleans, reaching the latter place Feb. 21.
It moved to Dauphin Island, near Mobile, in March, and up Fish River to Dan's Mills where it remained until March 25, participating in the siege of Mobile. It was on duty at Montgomery from April 27 to June 1, and then at Mobile until July 19, when it was mustered out, the recruits being
transferred to the 52nd Indiana.
The regiment lost by death, 242; desertion, 25; unaccounted for, 8.
Source: Union Army, Vol. 3