Civil War – 32nd Indiana Regiment – Rowlett’s Station
Manuscript & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library
Processed by: Jill Costill
The 32nd Indiana Regiment was organized in Indianapolis in August 1861. The Colonel, August Willich, was an officer of the German Revolution in 1848 and the regiment is also referred to as the "First German".
The battle of Rowlett's Station in Kentucky took place on December 17th when four companies of the 32nd Regiment were attacked while repairing a railroad bridge. The 32nd Regiment succeeded in driving back the enemy, leaving them with 33 killed and 50 wounded. The 32nd Regiment lost 10 men, 22 wounded, and 8 missing. For their success, the regiment was highly complimented by Gen. Buell and Gov. Morton and "Rowlett's Station" was placed on their regimental colors
The collection consists of information relating to the 32nd Indiana Regiment compiled by Michael A. Peake for his book titled, Indiana's German Sons: From Rowlett's Station to the Lone Star. Material includes information of the Battle at Rowlett's Station as well as information relating to the 32nd Indiana monument at Cave Hill National Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Folder 1. Dec. 1861
Baptism of Fire: Rowlett's Station by Michael A. Peake. (this is a draft of the first chapter of Indiana's German Sons: From Rowlett's Station to the Lone Star)
List of casualties of the 32nd Indiana from the Battle of Rowlett's Station
1st German, 32nd Indiana News Update including a biography of Indiana Mayor, Louis Kimmel
Letter from U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, to Michael Peake regarding the 32nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry Monument.
32nd Indiana monument restoration update
Two information sheets about the 32nd Indiana monument
Two color images of the 32nd Indiana monument
Transcription of an 1871 German language newspaper article about the original monument (translated)
April 2001 issue of Kentucky Living featuring an article about the 32nd Indiana monument. (page 40)
Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: Dec. 1861
Access : The collection is open for research use
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in English
Alternate Formats: None