Read the story of the discovery of the original photograph of Andrew Gosnell in uniform after a 20 year search!  Visit: "The Portraits of Andrew Gosnell".

HUNLEY:  Confederate H. L. Hunley submarine model and short history about it.

rEGIMENTAL hISTORY:  Read the announcement for the Regimental History written by Colonel John Thomas Smith.

Welcome, to the Home Page of the "Thirty-first Indiana Volunteers,  the regiment which saw more battles during the civil war and smelled more powder than any other enlisted in the state,".[1]  The 31st Indiana played a significant role in the Civil War, the Regiment participating in several Major "Western" battles and sieges. The regiment's men mostly came from the west central area of Indiana around Terre Haute and surrounding counties. The regiment was one of a few Indiana regiments that served in the Civil War all four years and one of the last to be mustered out. It was listed as one of the Top 300 Regiments in William F. Fox's "Regimental Losses in the American Civil War (1861-1865)". It fought in such Hellish battles as Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Stones River, Chickamauga, Resaca, Kennesaw Mtn. Siege of Atlanta, Franklin and Nashville.

[1] Transcription from a copy of the Wabash Express Newspaper, Terre Haute, Indiana THE SEMI-WEEKLY EXPRESS, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 10, 1897.

This site was inspired by and is dedicated to my Great, Great Grandfather, Andrew Gosnell, the men of the 31st Indiana Volunteer Infantry and all of those brave men on both sides of the war, Union and Confederate, who fought for what they believed in.

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The Thirty-First Indiana Volunteer Infantry Web site contains information on the Regiments' History, Flags, Battles, Uniform and Weapons and information on my Great Great Grandfather, Andrew Gosnell.

This is one of the largest web sites dedicated to a single Civil War Infantry Regiment.  There are 41 web pages containing information about this regiment plus many other pages associated to this site.

I am interested in letters, diaries and photos of 31st Indiana soldiers, copies or originals.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

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Last Update May, 2023