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|Forty-sixth Infantry. Col., Frederick S. Lovell; Lieut. -Col.,
Abel B. Smedley; Maj., Charles H. Ford. This regiment was organized at Camp Randall,
Madison, and was mustered in March 2, 1865. It left the state March 5 for Louisville, but
was at once forwarded to Athens, Ala., where it acted as railroad guard. Col. Lovell was
placed in command of the post, Lieut. -Col. Smedley assuming command of the regiment, and
it passed the summer at that point. It was mustered out at Nashville Sept. 27, 1865. Col.
Lovell was brevetted brigadier-general. The original strength of the regiment was 914.
Gain by recruits, 33, total, 947; Loss by death, 13; desertion, 8; transfer, 31;
discharge, 41; mustered out, 854.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 4