This regiment was organized at Camp Vigo, near Terre Haute, in May, 1861. It originally was a one year regiment, but volunteered for three years on the call for three years troops, being the first Indiana regiment mustered in for that term. It was mustered in June 7, and left the state on July 5. It proceeded to Clarksburg, W. Va., and marched to Rich mountain where it was in reserve at the battle. It was stationed at Cheat mountain from July 16 to Oct. 8, and was engaged at that point on Sept. 12, and at Green Brier river Oct. 3. The original strength of the 14th was 1,055.