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|Forty-fifth Infantry Col., Henry F. Belitz; Lieut. -Col., Gumal
Hesse; Maj., Charles A. Menges. This regiment was organized during the fall and winter of
1864, was sent by companies to Nashville at various times during the early spring of 1865,
and was stationed at Nashville until mustered out July 17, 1865. Its original strength was
859. Gain by recruits, 142; total, 1,001. Loss by death. 26; desertion, 8; transfer, 85;
discharge, 80; mustered out, 802.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 4